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Gharsana Tehsil (In Hindi and Rajasthani घङसाना, तहसील in Punjabi ਘੜਸਾਨਾ ਤਹਿਸੀਲ) is the one of 9 tehsils of Shrigangagnagar district of Rajasthan, India. Gharsana tehsil is the southernmost tehsil of District Shri Ganganagar. It is bordered by Anupgarh tehsil in the north, by Chhatargarh, Pugal and Khajuwala, tehsils of Bikaner district in the southeast. The western border touches Fort Abbas Tehsil of Bahawalnagar district of Pakistani Punjab.
The original residents of this area were Hindu Bagris and Seraiki dialect speaking Muslims. The arrival of water from the Indira Gandhi Canal, via the Anoopgarh branch, had an important role to play in the growth of flora and fauna in the area.
Old villages and towns
Rojri, Dhandhu, Sataiyan, Khobar, Khanuwali, Kodiband, and Shekhra, 6 DD, Dabbar, 465 Head, Lunia, Dhabban, Satrana, Jalwali are old towns of this tehsil.
This tehsil is a part of Thar desert. Sandy dunes and horny shrubs, trees are a basic characteristics of the area. Irrigation by Anoopgarh branch canal has encouraged agriculture activities in the area. Currently, sandy dunes and green fields can be seen.
Agriculture is the main occupation for the population, with wheat, jawar, guar and mustard being the main crops. Gypsum is an important mineral found in the area and many people earn their living by working in gypsum mines and factories.
Rajasthan Cooperative Dairy Federation (RCDF) has established a Seed Multiplication farm at Rojhri. It develops seeds for fodder.
Religions of Gharsana tehsil↑Jump back a section
Hindi is the official language but the Bagri language, a dialect of Rajasthani, is spoken by the majority of people. Punjabi is the second most important language. Saraiki, which some consider to be a dialect of the Punjabi language, is also spoken by a few people. Odh and Bawri people speak their own unique language.
Culture↑Jump back a section
The embroidered odhni (usually of a red colour) is a symbol of Bagri women. Long shirt and ghaghro (long frock type clothes) and Borlo (a head ornament) are worn as the traditional dress of Bagri women. Punjabi women wear the kurta and salwar with a chunni, a cloth worn over the head. This dress has also become popular with women of other communities. Some women of Hindu and Muslim Seraiki people still wear the ghagra (long frock). The purdah (veil) custom has been in vogue among Bagri women.
In the Guruduara, on the Anupgarh-Gharsana Road, Gharsana town, are paintings related to Sikh history and saints.
The shrine of Peer Gullu is located near Sakhi village. It is a small building surrounded by large sandy dunes. At the time of the fair, this sandy area fills up with a large gathering of devotees of the Peer and visitors. It is one of the largest fairs of the tehsil, with wrestling (Indian style) in the evenings..
Gharsana has produced many CA's which includes Chhabil Agrawal which is one of the main CA. He is first CA from gharsana and inspired lot of many young blood. His hard work and affection with CA fraternity that today gharsana is called "Home of CA". At present more than 15 students cleared CA which includes Prashant Maheshwari, Pankaj Bothra, Sandeep Kukkar, Mohan Lal, Shyam Sarswat, Lalit Goyal, Anil Jain and many more. Even currently more than 100 students preparing for CA including Ajay Jindal, Ajay lakhotia which will become member of this fraternity soon
Almost all the large villages are connected by roads. Old Mandi Gharsana, Jalwali and Rojri are located on the Gharsana-Bikaner road. Mdr 103 is the main road which connects Gharasana with Rawla Mandi and then with Khajuwala (a town in District Bikaner). The road westward from Rawla leads to 7 KND, Khanuwali and then 365 Head. There is no rail service in this tehsil.
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- More information about the villages and irrigation of Gharsana tehsil district.
- Information about schools, teachers and education.
- Bikaner University