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 History

Jhunjhunu is an ancient town but now a district Headquarter. The Jhunjhunu district shines unique among all the districts of Rajasthan. It has a brilliant trail of brave soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for the defence of their country. It is a district of the business-magnets and advanced farmers. It is one of the prosperous districts of Rajasthan. It's area is 5929 Sq. Kms. Most of the part of the district is semi-desert. The Aravali ranges are embracing the south-eastern part of the District. The huge and magnanimous copper fields are lying in the bowl of these ranges in singhana and Khetri suburbs. The lush green valleys and beautiful natural scenes captivate the tourists. Lohargal, the holy shrines of pilgrimage, lies in the lap of these ranges. There runs and anecdote that Pandwas, the heroes of the Mahabharata took bath and bathed their weapons in the Surya Kund, thereby they got salvation. A large number of the people throng every year to take a holy dip in its water on the occasion of the Bhadrapad Amavasya every year.
Jhunjhunu History This district lies in the core of the well known erstwhile shekhawati province. Every con of this province speaks its own history of bravery and valour. Innumerable spots and monuments are connected with lives of these warriors. Moreover, the palacial buildings of the rich people, adorned with fresco paintings in different colours and shades are a great source of attraction for the tourists. The paintings of these havelies have not only become our attraction for the tourists but also a subject of serious studies. They seem to be depict the culture, history and flora & fauna of an age.

Now a days these havelies are lying vacant. The owners have left them for big cities and they visit on very rare occasions. they are boarded and watched by the Chowkidars or Munims. Jhunjhunu district is a part of Shekhawati. It is called Shakhawati after the name of Rao-Shekha. He was a great warrior. He established his kingdom far and wide. He ruled over this territory for many years. He died in the year 1488, near Ralawta.

Jhunjhunu is an old and historical town, having it own district headquarter, no authentic proof as yet, when this city was founded and by whom. It is said that is was ruled over by the Chauhan Dynasty in the Vikram era 1045, and Sidhraj was a renowned king. In the year 1450 Mohammed Khan & his son Samas khan defeated the Chauhans and conquered Jhunjhunu.

Mohammed khan was first Nawab of Jhunjhunu. Then his son Samas khan ascended the throne in the year. 1459. Samas khan founded the village Samaspur and got Samas Talab constructed.


 Culture

Jhujhunu is of the most auspicious place in Rajasthan. Jhunjhunu is the site of modern farmers and for business lovers. It was founded by Kaimkhani Nawabs in 15 century. Jhunjhunu was ruled by the Rajput ruler Sardul Singh in 1730 AD. There is another story behind Jhunjhunu that Pandavas has washed their weapons here in the Surya Kund and after got realignment. There are many people during the occasion of Bhadrapad. During Amavasya thousands of people clusters this area and take a holi bath. Jhunjhunu has number of monuments those are encompassed with the stories of warriors and their lives. Jhunjhunu has popular Havelis, which mesmerized the visitors with the fresco paintings. You can easily identify the culture of Jhunjhunu in the paintings of Havelis.


 Festival

Rani Sati Ki Puja: This puja is performed on the Amaavasya day in the month of Bhadon. On this day, the puja is conducted at the Rani Sati Dadi mandir, located in the town of jhunjhunu in Rajasthan. This 400-year old temple is a testimony of feminine bravery and motherhood. There is no statue or image in the mandir, instead a trident is worshipped, which according to the Hindu Philosophy, is the supreme might.

People generally go to Rani Sati Dadi mandir for performing the puja. Preparation for the Puja

  • Roli, moli, mehendi, chawal
  • Kajal, bangles, sindoor, coconut/gut
  • Prasad, deepak, kalash, money
  • Sweet puda, puda with ghughra [zigzag design edge

  • Vidhi / Method of performing Puja

  • Wash the wooden stool or pata and make a sathiya with roii. Then put 13 tikkis each of roli, mehendi and kajal on the patta.
  • 13 pieces of coconut, 2 sweet puda and one puda with Ghughra design, moli and dakshina are offered.
  • Deepak and incense sticks are lit.
  • Tikka is applied.
  • Aarti is sung.

  • Jai Shri Rani Sati maiyya………


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