Siwana is a Tehsil in Barmer district in Indian state of Rajasthan, located 151 km from Barmer. The place is known for its fort which is locally known as Gadh Siwana, Gadh means Fort. Siwana have 130 villages. total Population as per 2001 census is 213,648, 111,155 male and 102,493 female. Siwana is near Balotara.
Gadh Siwana (Gadh = Fort)
|• Body||Tehsil and Sub Division|
|Elevation||184 m (604 ft)|
|• Official||Hindi& Marwari [Siwanchi]|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Barmer (Lok Sabha constituency)|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Siwana|
The ruined Siwana fort (Gadh Siwana) is situated on a hilltop. In 1308, Alauddin Khalji of Delhi Sultanate defeated Sitala Deva, the local ruler. To commemorate Sitala Deva's heroic defence of the fort, an annual fair called the Kalyan Singh Ka Mela is still held within the precincts of the fort in the month of Shravan (July-Aug). Later, in the period 1318-20, Luntiga Chauhan stormed the fort of Siwana and slaughtered its Muslim garrison. No Sultan of Delhi tried to recover this fort.
The city lies in between mountains of Aravali Ranges on all four sides.The beauty of the area in Monsoons is worth watching. The only Dam of Barmer district Meli bandh is at 7 km from Siwana. The main occupation is farming. Bajra,Moong,Til & jowar are main Productions in Rainy season. Jeera(Cumin),Erendi(Castor),Mustard & veggies in winter are mainly the yields .
Recently due to exploitation of water and unorganised measures to harvest rain water the area in under serious water problem. Siwana is also famous for mines producing fine quality of granite.
Ashapurna temple,It is a large and beautiful temple made of white marble.
Baba Ramdev Temple, It is a beautiful temple made of white marble.
Manch Guru Temple, It is an old samadhi temple lies which has live samadhis of Four great saints who lived there.
Bheem Goda, Hinglaj Mata Temple, Ushtradevi and Haldeshwar temples are other attractions near Siwana.
The present MLA of Siwana is Hameer Singh Bhayal from BJP who defeated Nirmal Daas from Congress.