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Kuchaman City
Educational City
Nickname(s): 
Shiksha nagari,Kuncha ki Dhani
Kuchaman City
Kuchaman City
Location in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 27°09′06″N 74°51′48″E / 27.151727°N 74.863243°E / 27.151727; 74.863243Coordinates: 27°09′06″N 74°51′48″E / 27.151727°N 74.863243°E / 27.151727; 74.863243
Country India
StateRajasthan
DistrictNagaur
Government
 • TypeNagar Parishad
 • Bodylegislature of Nawa
Area
 • Total20 km2 (8 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total111,012
 • Density5,600/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
341508
Telephone code+91-1586
Websitewww.kuchaman.city
Loksabha = Nagaur Vidhansabha= Nawa City

Kuchaman City located in Nagaur district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The city includes a few Havelis in the Shekhawati style and a fort overlooking the city. Fresco paintings there depict flowers, motifs, and Hindu mythology.

The local fort is a major tourist attraction and is also part of the route of Palace on Wheels. A few havelis have also opened their doors to the foreign guests, who visit during the winter.

In 2006, part of the Bollywood movie Drona, starring Abhishek Bachchan was shot at Kuchaman Fort.

In 2008, part of the movie Jodha-Akbar starring Hrithik Roshan and Ashwarya Rai was shot at Kuchaman Fort.

Demographics

As of 2011 India census, Kuchaman City had a population of 81969. Males constituted 51% of the population and females 49%. According to the India Census 2011, Kuchaman City had an average literacy rate of 76.53%, significantly higher than the state average of 66.11% and national average of 74.04%; male literacy was 86.82%, and female literacy was 65.65%; 14.46% of the population was under 6 years of age.

It is a city of Nagaur District in Rajasthan. Kuchaman is a well developed city. There are 45 Wards in Kuchaman City. It is situated on the Jaipur Nagaur route. It is 145 kilometres (90 mi) from Jaipur and 101 km (63 mi) from Ajmer. Kuchaman City has its railway station situated at Narayanpura in the outskirts of the city which is about 9 kilometres (6 mi) from the city bus station. The main businesses in the town are salt-processing, vegetable-oil production and local trade. There are many social societies active in the town, such as Kuchaman Vikas Samiti, the Lions Club, the Rotary Club, Narayan Sewa Sansthan, Maulana Azad Educational Society, Madarsa Islamiya Society, and Mahaveer International. Kuchaman City's educational system is fairly developed, and during the last few years, students from other parts of the state have been coming to the city for education. Kuchaman is one of those towns in Nagaur district to have CCTV cameras installed for security reason thus making it a safest city in Nagaur district.

Religions in Kuchaman city
Religion Percent
Hindus
75.02%
Muslims
22.78%
Jains
1.96%
Others†
0.24%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.01%), Buddhists (<0.01%).

Events

Kuchaman, being a culturally diverse and fervent society, celebrates various holidays and festivals. Local religious festivals include the Hindu festivals of Ganagaur festival, Janmasthmi Utsav (Shri Blaji Navyuvak Mandal seva sansthan-New Colony) Ganesh Chaturthi Mela-Ganesh Dungri, Navratri Mahotsav - Balak Young Society, Holi-Kavi Sammelan, Dussehra-Kuchaman Stadium, Islamic festivals of Eid ul-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, Shab-e-Barat and other events like the Kuchaman Marathon, Mahaveer Jayanti, Shree Devnarayan Chauhan festival, Harayali Amavasya Mela-Bhairav Talaab, Pashu Mela-Bhairav Talaab, Kuchaman Tade Fair-Station Road are observed throughout the town.

Kuchamani Khyal

Khayal is an all-night recital of the historic and Pauranic love-stories sung and enacted in the villages and small towns. Late Lachhi Ram Ji of Kuchaman was the father of this art form, and had a strong and effective voice. Around a 100 years ago he established this form for the village Kuchaman and thus it came to be known popularly as Kuchamani khyal. Initially the performance was accompanied by Dholak, Nagara, Turri etc. but over the years Harmonium, Tabla Sitar and Sarangi also got played. The symbolic costumes for example, the king doesn’t wear expensive clothes but puts on a crown or a kalangi over his regular clothes. By wearing a lehnga, kurti and kaanchali, and drawing a goonghat a man represents a woman. Pt. Ugamraj ji has contributed immensely in this folk form for the past 65 years, staging the message of patriotism, bravery and truth, in every nook and corner of the country. He has created a world record by staging more than 20000 performances of Kuchamani form of Khayal from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.

Education Centers

Kuchaman is known as 'Shiksha Nagri' (Education Hub) of Nagaur.[citation needed] There are various Colleges, B.Ed Colleges, ITI, Schools, Coaching Centers, Hostels and private library facilities and other educational institutions in Kuchaman City where students from all over Rajasthan come to pursue their education. Some of the educational institutes from above categories are

Colleges

  1. Adarsh College
  2. Astha Mahavidhyalaya
  3. B.R.Khokhar Memorial Teacher Training College
  4. B.R.Khokhar Memorial BSTC College
  5. B.R.Khokhar Memorial Integrated College
  6. Bright Minds Mahavidyalaya
  7. Career Point Mahavidhyalaya
  8. D.R. Memorial Mahila Mahavidyalaya
  9. H.P. Kabra College of Computer Science
  10. H.P. Kabra Girls College
  11. Jupiter College
  12. Kuchaman College
  13. Marwar Mahavidyalaya
  14. Marwar Mahila Mahavidyalaya
  15. Mayur Mahavidyalaya
  16. Modern Mahila Mahavidyalaya
  17. Rajeev Gandhi Mahavidyalaya
  18. Shree Narayan Mahavidyalaya
  19. Tagore College
  20. Vivekanand Mahavidhyalaya

Schools

  1. Jawahar Navodaya Vidhayala Kuchaman City
  2. GSV Institute
  3. GSV Senior Secondary School
  4. Appollo Children Academy
  5. Nobel Senior Secondary School
  6. Tagore Shikshan Sansthan Sr. Sec School
  7. Tagore Science School, Jusri Road Kuchaman City
  8. B.R.Khokhar Memorial Sr.Sec. School
  9. Saint Paul's School
  10. Saint Anslem's School
  11. Tagore International School
  12. Vidhya Bharti Public Sr. Sec. School
  13. Humming Birds School
  14. Eklavya academy
  15. Kucha-E-Aman School
  16. Hi-Tech School
  17. KCP School
  18. Sanskar International School
  19. Nalanda School
  20. Apollo Children Academy
  21. VT Sr. Sec. School,
  22. Vikas Vidhya Mandir
  23. Rama Memorial School
  24. Lal Bahadur Shastri Science School
  25. BR Khokhar Memorial School
  26. New Modern School
  27. Aielian Public school
  28. D.A.V. Classes & Academy
  29. Geetanjali public sen sec school
  30. Bharti Children Care School
  31. Kautilya central school
  32. Apex Children Academy
  33. Adarsh International School
  34. allen
  35. Ravindra Nath Tagore Senior Secondary School
  36. Shri karni senior secondary school
  37. Radhey public school
  38. Diomand public school
  39. PRC Kota education

Kuchaman city is also having large number of Defence academies in Rajasthan, almost 200.[citation needed]

Kuchaman Vikas Samiti

Kuchaman Vikas Samiti (KVS), established in 1978, runs a number of public service institutions in Kuchaman City.[1] Institutions run by Kuchaman Vikas Samiti include:

Transport

Kuchaman City is well connected by rail Kuchaman City railway station and road to other parts of country. Kuchaman enjoys central location in Rajasthan. All major cities in Rajasthan lie within a radius of 500 km (310 mi). Kuchaman can be conveniently reached from any part of India by road. The town is situated between the Jaipur, Ajmer & Nagaur, both the towns are situated within 100 and 140 km (62 and 87 mi) radius with Kuchaman being centrally located. The bypass highway from Jaipur to Nagaur, Kuchaman to Kotputli and Kishangarh to Hanumangarh is going from the Kuchaman city. All of three highways connect the city to the states Haryana and Punjab. Another State highway starts from Kuchaman City and proceeds to Sri Madhopur city of Sikar district via Khatu ; Ringus towns .

Sports

The only stadium in the city, Kuchaman Nagar Parishad Kharda Multipurpose Stadium , has a seating capacity of 0l5,000 and has hosted District level cricket matches and other sporting events. Kalyan chand mantri Indoor Stadium,Kuchaman College athlete track are the other sporting arenas in the city. Common games and sports in Kuchaman include athletics, cricket, basketball, badminton, field hockey, football, tennis, kabaddi, kho-kho and chess. The Kharda Stadium in city is the multipurpose sports venue for sports. The Kuchaman Cricket Club (KCC) is one of several cricket clubs of the Nagaur District. KCC organises the Kuchaman Premier League, a district level cricket League. Kuchaman has also a basketball courts at the College ground of Kuchaman College.

Kuchaman Marathon

The Kuchaman Marathon has been held since 2011.[citation needed] The event has a special theme every year; it is not only about sports but has a social message with a Green Kuchaman-Clean Kuchaman. Kuchaman Marathon is sequenced to make Kuchaman a high-class city and prove its existence on the global map. The Kuchaman Marathon organises every year in the month of February with a cause. Some of the themes namely :

Biker's Rally

The Kuchaman Biker's Rally is a Motorcycle rally held annually in Kuchaman City.[citation needed] The event is held every year on 26 January,Republic Day. Organised by the Kuchaman Biker's Club, the event attracts around 200 Royal Enfield motorcycle enthusiasts from Kuchaman.[citation needed]

Sightseeing

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Kuchaman Fort

Kuchaman City and Fort, 2006
Kuchaman City and Fort, 2006

Perched atop a 1,000-foot-high (300 m) cliff, the Kuchaman Fort is the most important attraction in Kuchaman. It was built by a Gurjara-Pratihara king during 730-760.[2]Currently a heritage hotel, the fort displays a rich collection of original inlay work in semi-precious stones, glass, and gold paint. The Sheesh Mahal (glass palace) is a sight for marvel. A colourful bazaar, located below the fort, is a great place to shop for handicrafts and fabrics.

Meera Mahal

The Meera Mahal is an exquisite palace which plays host to the miniature paintings illustrating the life story of Rathore poet-saint Meerabai, the passionate devotee of Lord Krishna. Meera Mahal, which contains a solid display of paintings on the life of Mirabai( who was from the Rathore dynasty and she was a poet Saint). She later married a strong warrior namely Rana Sangha.[1] The passion and dedication with which Meera (a married Rajput woman) worshiped Lord Krishna has been a part of the folklore for ages and is still considered to be one of the finest efforts by any devotee to evince the allegiance to the Lord. Ranjit Singh constructed the Mahal (Palace) and its temple, which contains lok devta and gurus.

Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal (Water Palace) is a unique concept visualised and implemented with an aim to provide the queens and princesses with a hidden swimming pool. The fort has two swimming pools. Jal Mahal, an underground pool, is royal in every aspect with its supercilious cloisters and arcades. The fort is now a heritage hotel and provides an opportunity to its customers to swim in these pools and envisage the imperial beauties that once owned and used it. Apparently the pool is also capable of controlling the water temperature.

Sabha Prakash

The Sabha Prakash (Illumination Meeting) used to be the formal chambers for meetings and for holding court to interact with citizens. Many critical decisions for welfare and dispute settlement were delivered from the main hall. The hall itself is decorated exquisitely and is adorned with polished walls strewn with semi-precious pebbles and shingles that are intricately inlaid. The decoration of the Sabha Prakash was deliberately done, keeping in mind the exhaustive exposure it would have to the public eye. The decoration shifts towards the Shekhavati style. However, most of the decoration is unique to the Kuchaman Fort.

Lok Dev and Devi Temple

Built by Ranjit Singh, this temple showcases paintings of Lok Devtas (folk-deity) such as Sant Gogaji, Baba Ram Dev, Sant Ravi Das, and Sant Kabir. There are many lok devi temples like Shakambhari Mata, karni Mata, Sheetala Mata.

Chini Pole (चीणी पोळ)

Complete with intricately painted interiors, this pole was constructed by a Chinese traveler who wanted to narrate his travel experiences in a unique way.

Ganesh Dungri

Ganesh Dungri, is a Hindu temple located in Kuchaman. The grand temple is located on an elevated at Dungari hill in Kuchaman. The temple is sometimes also referred to as the Ganesh Temple. This temple is believed to have been built during the rule of the Raja Hari Singh.

Shakambhri Hill

Shakti Peeth Shakumbhri, meaning the abode of Shakti Goddess Shakambhari or Shakumbhri, is situated outside the urban area, at a distance of 3 km (1.9 mi) to the South of Kuchaman. Perched in the midst of the Aravali mountain range, this temple is believed to have been built during the rule of the Raja Pratap Singh. Twice a year, in the Ashwin and Chaitra months of the Hindu calendar (during the days of Navratra), the famous Shakumbhri Mela is organised. About 100 meter southeast of Shakumbari lies the Bhura Dev (BHAIRAV) temple which is considered to be the guard of Shakumbari Devi.

Gates of Old City

  1. Paltan Gate
  2. Kashmiri Gate
  3. Aathuna Darwaja
  4. Hauj ka Darwaja
  5. Dilli Darwaja
  6. Suraj pole gate
  7. kuchaman Gate

Gallery

Fresco paintings at Kuchaman Fort
Fresco paintings at Kuchaman Fort

References

  1. ^ "Kuchaman City: Kuchaman Vikas Samiti (KVS), Kuchaman City". Kuchaman City blog. 3 June 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  2. ^ kuchaman fort