History

Bhilwara, a city in the Mewar region of the State, is believed to have housed a mint in the past where money used to be coined. These coins were called ‘Bhiladi’. The name of the district was kept Bhilwara because of this reason. The region was built in the 11th century. There was a Lord Shiva temple that was built here then which still exists and is renowned by the name of Bada Mandir or Jataun Ka Mandir. The place has a mythological importance as well. It is believed that Arjun had fought many fights here during the period of the Mahabharata. There is a small town named ‘Mandal’ which is nearby to this region and it is believed that it was the military base for the Mughals during their attack on Chittorgarh. There was also a watch tower that was built here, which is now converted into Devi Temple’. Presently, Bhilwara is famous for its textile industries and is ranked among the cleanest and the greenest cities of the State.

Bhilwara

Coordinates

25.35°N 74.63°E.

Elevation

421 m (1,381 ft)

Population (2011)

370,009

Languages

Mewari, Hindi, Kheradi

Time zone

IST (UTC+5:30)

PIN

311001

State

Rajasthan