Nadol
Census town
Nadol is located in Rajasthan
Nadol
Nadol
Location in Rajasthan, India
Nadol is located in India
Nadol
Nadol
Nadol (India)
Coordinates: 25°22′01″N 73°27′00″E / 25.367°N 73.45°E / 25.367; 73.45
Country India
StateRajasthan
DistrictPali
TalukasDesuri
Government
 • BodyGram Panchayat
Elevation
309 m (1,014 ft)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total9,020
Languages
 • OfficialHindi, Marwari
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
306603
Telephone code02934
Vehicle registrationRJ-22
Sex ratio1033 /
Lok Sabha constituencyPali (Lok Sabha Constituency)
Vidhan Sabha constituencyBali
Civic agencyGram Panchayat
Avg. annual temperature30 °C (86 °F)
Avg. summer temperature44 °C (111 °F)
Avg. winter temperature05 °C (41 °F)

Nadol is a census town in Desuri tehsil of Pali district, India. Ashapura Mataji temple and Shri Nadol Tirth attract pilgrims.

History

Nadol was originally called Naddula. The Chahamanas of Naddula (called Chauhans of Nadol in vernacular legends) ruled the town and its surrounding areas during the 10th-12th century CE. Their founder was Lakshmana, a prince of the Shakambhari Chahamana dynasty. He carved out a principality at Nadol, while his brother Simharaja ascended the ancestral throne.[1] Nadol was ruled by his descendants until Jayatasimha was defeated by the Ghurids. Later, the Jalor Chahamana king Udayasimha (a relative of Jayatasimha) captured Nadol.[2] The area was captured by the Delhi Sultanate after Alauddin Khalji defeated Udayasimha's descendant Kanhadadeva in 1311.

The town is also famous for the temple of Ashapura Mata which was built by the first chauhan ruler of Nadol Lakshmana Chauhan in 10th century. She is worshipped as a kuldevi of chaunhans of the region.

Nadol Ashapura temple

Recent excavations by Dept. of Archaeology, Rajasthan has revealed that though this area was occupied since Stone age, Nadol was a flourishing town during 9th-10th century. First excavation was done in 1996, but recent excavation done at Juna Khera has revealed traces of Living rooms, Kitchen, furnaces. Stone blocks of marble and granite were used in construction of buildings, mud mortar was also used in construction. Coins from Chauhan era were also found.[3]

Temple of Ashapura Mata

The temple of Ashapura Mata was built by the first Chauhan king of Nadol, Lakshmana, after establishing his rule over Nadol with the blessings of their Kuldevi Shakambhari devi of Sambhar. As he became ruler of Nadol with the blessings obtained from Sakabhari Devi by fulfilling his hope, Sakambhari Devi became famous as "Ashapura Mata." Since then, it has been the main pilgrimage site for the whole Chauhan clan in the region. Today, the temple is the main attraction for Nadol's tourism.

Ashapura Maa Nadol

Demographics

According to Census 2001, Nadol has a population of 9,020, where male are 4,437 and female are 4,583.[4]

References

  1. ^ R. B. Singh 1964, pp. 233–234.
  2. ^ R. B. Singh 1964, p. 264.
  3. ^ Singh, Rachna (18 May 2017). "Excavations reveal early medieval man lived in brick and granite houses at Juna Khera". Times of India. Times of India. Retrieved 3 February 2022.
  4. ^ Nadol Population

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