Gogunda

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Gogunda
Gogunda is located in Rajasthan
Gogunda
Location in Rajasthan, India
Gogunda is located in India
Gogunda
Gogunda (India)
Coordinates: 24°45′0″N 73°31′59″E / 24.75000°N 73.53306°E / 24.75000; 73.53306Coordinates: 24°45′0″N 73°31′59″E / 24.75000°N 73.53306°E / 24.75000; 73.53306
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Udaipur
Elevation 850 m (2,790 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 7,581
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 313705
Telephone code 02956
ISO 3166 code RJ-IN
Vehicle registration RJ 27
Lok Sabha constituency Udaipur

Gogunda is a town and tehsil headquarters of Gogunda tehsil in Udaipur district, located about 35 km in north-west from Udaipur city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is situated on a high mountain in Aravalli hills and is reached by crossing a difficult mountain pass.

History

Gogunda was the temporary capital of Mewar for some years, when Udai Singh shifted his base here and left Chittorgarh after Akbar besieged it. Udai Singh also died at Gogunda in 1572 and Maharana Pratap's Raj Tilak (coronation) was performed here.

It was near Gogunda that the Battle of Haldighati in 1576 was fought between the armies of Maharana Pratap and the Mughal Army under Raja Man Singh.

In past centuries and during British Raj, the village of Gogunda was the seat of a feudal estate administered by a family belonging to the Jhala clan of Rajputs. The estate was part of the princely state of Mewar, and the family were among the major landed barons of that principality. It comprised 75 villages, encompassing a population, in 1901, of 7,708 and a revenue of Rs.24,000/-.

Rajtilak of Maharana Pratap was completed by Masaliya Rawal - Rajpurohit of Jhala Rajput.

Gogunda, which was formerly classified as a village based on population, was reclassified as a Census Town in the 2011 Census of India.[1]

Demographics

Gogunda is a Census Town as per the 2011 census with a population of 8,751, of which 4,483 are male (51%) and 4,268 are female (49%).[2] Gogunda has the highest percentage of scheduled castes population (19.53%) to the total population among all towns/cities of Udaipur district.[1]

The literacy rate in the town of Gogunda is 42.52%. Its male literacy rate of 56.07% is the lowest among towns in Udaipur district.[1]Most people of Gogunda are hindus. There is significant population of jains. Muslims are also living in Gogunda. Many jain families are migrated to Surat, Mumbai and Udaipur for business.

Temples

Gogunda abounds with Hindu and Jain temples. Gogunda is a tehsil headquarter . It has 3 jain temples. There is also a shiv temple and a charbhuja temple and a hanuman temple.The jain temples of gogunda are nearly 600 years old. There is a 1000 years old jain temple in nearby village majawri.In 2018 a massive pratistha mahotsav of Parswanath temple was organised. There is a mosque also . Gogunda has many historical monuments like Rajtilak sthal of Maharana pratap,canopy of Maharana udaisingh and a massive palace of former feudal jagirdar which is converted in to a luxury hotel. There is a famous temple of lord Ganesh.Gogunda is famous for its cultural heritage. Gangour festival of Gogunda is very famous in tribals. Garasiya and Bhil tribal people came across the district for Gangour fair. Famous jain saint Pushkar muni ji maharaj born in a nearby village Semtal. There is a college and a dharmshala in the memory of Pushkar muni ji. He was a paliwal brahmin .

Connectivity

Gogunda is located on NH 27 four lane highway which connects kandla port in Gujarat to Shivpuri, MP. It is well connected with Jodhpur,Udaipur and Jaipur.Nearest airport is Maharana pratap international airport,Udaipur which is also located on NH 27.The nearest railway station is udaipur city railway station. Falna and Sirohi road railway station are also nearby.Tourist places like Ranakpur Mt. Abu Haldighati Kumbhalgadh are nearby. Gogunda has rich natural scenery.

References

  1. ^ a b c District Census Handbook Udaipur, Village and Town Directory (PDF). Series 9. Part XII-A. Directorate of Census Operations Rajasthan. 2011.
  2. ^ District Census Handbook: Udaipur (PDF). Census of India. 2011.
  • Genealogy of the feudal chiefs of Gogunda
  • History of Gogunda


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