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Mahansar
village
Mahansar
Mahansar
Location in Rajasthan, India
Mahansar
Mahansar
Mahansar (India)
Coordinates: 28°11′18″N 74°59′34″E / 28.188244°N 74.992676°E / 28.188244; 74.992676Coordinates: 28°11′18″N 74°59′34″E / 28.188244°N 74.992676°E / 28.188244; 74.992676
CountryIndia
StateRajasthan
DistrictJhunjhunu
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeRJ-IN
Vehicle registrationrj 18

Mahansar is a village in the Shekhawati region in Rajasthan, India.[1] It was founded in 1768 by the Thakurs of one of the branch of Shekhawats. It is located in Jhunjhunu district at a distance of 40 km from Jhunjhunu near the trifurcation of Jhujhunu, Churu and Sikar districts.

Mahansar is known for its rich and heritage culture, the Sone-Chandi ki Dukan[clarification needed] dating from 1846. It incorporates gold leaf in its intricate paintings. This haveli has three vaulted ceilings; scenes from the Ramayana are painted on the left one, incarnations of Vishnu on the centre one, and scenes from the life of Krishna are to be found on the right one.

It is quite popular for its heritage liqueur which has been dubbed as ‘Mahansar liquor’. By the efforts of Rajendra Singh Shekhawat,(scion from the 8th generation of Mahansar family) Mahansar Heritage Liquor has gained popularity in various states of India like Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Goa. Mahansar drinks and culture were appreciated by various visitors from all across the globe.

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