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Kekri is a city and a municipality in Ajmer district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. One health care center, one government hospital and private nursing homes are nearby.

Kekri
केकड़ी
City
Kekri is located in Rajasthan
Kekri
Kekri
Kekri is located in India
Kekri
Kekri
Location in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 25°58′N 75°09′E / 25.97°N 75.15°E / 25.97; 75.15Coordinates: 25°58′N 75°09′E / 25.97°N 75.15°E / 25.97; 75.15
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Ajmer
Elevation 347 m (1,138 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • City 2,02,758
 • Urban 41,890 (20.7%)
 • Rural 1,60,868 (79.3%)
Languages
 • Spoken Hindi, Marwadi
 • Official Hindi, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area code(s) 01467
Vehicle registration RJ-48

The city hosts two local news channels.[specify]

Contents

GeographyEdit

Kekri is located at 25°58′N 75°09′E / 25.97°N 75.15°E / 25.97; 75.15.[2]

Kekri is centrally situated among Rajsthan's major cities, Ajmer (80 km), Jaipur (130 km), Kota (140 km), Bhilwara(100 km) and Tonk. The town of Pranheda which has famous temple Pranheda Balaji, is nearby.

HistoryEdit

Earlier this city was known as Kankawati Nagari, named after Princess Kankawati. This city is a pioneer in the field of religious education and games.[citation needed]

Eminent Jain scholar Pandit Milapchand Kataria's research work and writings on Kekri City is well known throughout the country.[citation needed]

TemplesEdit

In the village of Para, an ancient temple of Lord Shiva is situated. People have strong faith in this temple[according to whom?].

The Jain Temple of Sri Shantinath Bhagwan is located in the village of Baghera Digamber.

Many mandirs (temples) are there, such as Charbhuja Mandir, Bijasan Mata Mandir, Shantinath Ji Digambar Jain Mandir, Laxminath Ji Mandir, Shiv Mandir, Kekradheesh Mandir, and Mehandipur Balaji Mandir.

EconomyEdit

It is mainly an industrial area, including the Agricultural Mandi (Market Yard), oil mills, woolen yarn mill, and some other industries.

The main water source is Bisalpur Dam. Rajasthan's largest water treatment plant is connected with Bisalpur Dam. A dam in Para called Para 1 Dam is among the major irrigation dams in Ajmer District.

EducationEdit

Government senior secondary schools (separate for boys and girls), a government college and other English and Hindi medium private colleges and schools are present. The Government P G College has M.A. in History and Political Science.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rajasthan Census 2011". Rajasthan: Directorate of Census Operations Rajasthan. Archived from the original on 2014-03-02. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  2. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Kekri, India". fallingrain.com.