Karauli District is a district of Rajasthan state in western India. The town of Karauli is the district headquarters. Karauli District comes under Bharatpur Divisional Commissionerate. Karauli is famous for popular red-stone.
Location of Karauli district in Rajasthan
|• District collector||Sh. Siddharth Sihag, I.A.S.|
|• Total||5,043 km2 (1,947 sq mi)|
|• Sex ratio||861|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
The population of the district is 1,458,248 (2011 census), indicating a population density is 264 persons per km2.
Geography and locationEdit
The district of Karauli encompasses an area of 5043 km2. It is bordered by Dholpur District to the east; by Bharatpur District to the north-east; by Dausa District to the north; and by Sawai Madhopur District to the west.
The Chambal River forms the south-eastern boundary of the district, 5 km from Mandrayal across which lies the state of Madhya Pradesh. While almost the entire district is covered by hills and ravines, there are no lofty peaks, the highest having an elevation of less than 1400 feet above sea level.
Good grade stone and some iron ore comprise the mineral resources of the area.
Karauli's natural environment includes the Vindhyanchal and Aravali mountains. The district has plain, high and low and hilly parts. The plains are fertile and clay is lightweight and sandy. There are many rivers in the district. Annual rainfall is 668.86 mm, about 35 days in a year. Maximum temperature is 49 °C in May and 2 °C in January.
Availability of mineralsEdit
Sandstone, Missionary Stone, Silica sand, Soapstone, White clay are the major Minerals found in this district. About 200 small units are using sandstone for cutting & polishing of stones to be used in building making.
How to reach KarauliEdit
Karauli Location- Karauli city is located in the Karauli district in the east of Rajasthan state in western India. Karauli is situated at 169 Kilometres from Gwalior, 114 kilometres west from Agra and 158 kilometres from the city of Jaipur. It has an average elevation of 275 metres (902 ft).
- Kaila Devi Temple is a Hindu temple situated 23 km from Karauli and 37 km from Gangapur. It is located on the banks of the Kalisil river, a tributary of the Banas River in the hills of Trikut, 2 km to the north-west of Kaila village. The temple is dedicated to the tutelary deity, goddess Kaila Devi, of the erstwhile princely Jadaun Rajput rulers of the Karauli state. It is a marble structure with a large courtyard of a checkered floor. In one place are a number of red flags planted by devotees.
- Madan Mohan Temple is a form of the Hindu god Krishna. Krishna is celebrated as Madan Mohan, who mesmerises everyone. His consort, Radha is glorified as Madan Mohan's Mohini, the mesmeriser of the mesmeriser for spiritual aspirants. Radha is known as the mediator without whom access to Krishna is not possible.
- Mehandipur Balaji Temple is a mandir in the Indian state of Rajasthan dedicated to the Hindu God Hanuman. The name Balaji is applied to Sri Hanuman in several parts of India because the childhood (Bala in Hindi or Sanskrit) form of the Lord is especially celebrated there. It is important to note that the temple is not dedicated to Balaji another name for Krishna. Unlike similar religious sites it is located in a town rather than the countryside. Its reputation for ritualistic healing and exorcism of evil spirits attracts many pilgrims from Rajasthan and elsewhere.
- Shri Mahavir Ji Temple is in Hindaun City. Earlier known as Chandanpur, this small village became famous as a Jain religious site after an ancient idol of Mahaveer was excavated from its soil several hundred years ago. It was then renamed as Shri Mahaveer Ji This idol was excavated over 200 years ago from the same spot, after which the temple was constructed. Thousands of worshipers flock from across India to catch a glimpse of this statue.
- Nakkash Ki Devi - Gomti Dham Temple is in Hindaun City. It is a Hindu Devi Temple of Durga Mata and Gomti Dham is a Temple and Vatika(ashram) of Gomti Dass Ji Maharaj.
- Mandrayal, 40 km from the district headquarters is Mndrayl Durg. The year 1327 was dominated by Arjun Dev about the ruler of Karauli. The Trinity Baradari temple, located in the middle of the court, and is worth a visit Bala Durg. Rhugat in Chambal River flows nearby waterfall.
The forest covers an area of 172,459 hectares in 2010–11, which is about 30% of total geographical area of the district's 504,301 hectares. As per the records of 2011–12. total 895.2 mm rainfall was recorded against 565 mm average rainfall.
Subdivisions in Karauli DistrictEdit
Panchayat Samiti in KarauliEdit
Nagar- Parishad & PalikaEdit
The climatic condition of Karauli district is throughout the year sunny temperature ranging between high 35 °C and low 23 °C. The humidity of this region ranges from 31 to 35% with a dew point of 11° to 15°. The winds speed is NW 11–15 km/h. The chance of precipitation may be 30% to 40%. During the rainy season the village gets scattered showers. This region is termed to be dry climate area of subtropical region. There is also distinct winter and long summer season. The recorded highest temperature is 49 °C during May–June and lowest temperature is 20 °C during January. The average rainfall recorded in this district is 880 mm. The monsoon season falls in July to September.
There are four major temples in Karauli district, hence they are called Char Dham of Karauli:
- Kaila Devi temple, Kaila devi, Karauli
- Krishna temple, Karauli (Madan Mohan)
- Mehandipur Balaji Temple, Todabhim
- Anjani Mata Temple
- Nanded Bhumia Temple, Tulsipura, Karauli
- Shri Mahavirji Temple, Hindaun City
- Narsinghji Temple, Hindaun City
- Nakkash Ki Devi - Gomti Dham, Hindaun City
- Kyarda Hanumanji Temple, Hindaun City
- Shri Hardev Ji Maharaj Temple
- Shri Raghunath Ji Temple
- Shri Radha Raman Ji Temple
In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Karauli one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the twelve districts in Rajasthan currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
According to the 2011 census Karauli district has a population of 1,458,248, roughly equal to the nation of Swaziland or the US state of Hawaii. This gives it a ranking of 340th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 264 inhabitants per square kilometre (680/sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 20.57%. Karauli has a sex ratio of 858 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 67.34%.
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- "Brief Industrial Profile of Karauli District" (PDF). 2017. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
- Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
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- 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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