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Sarila is located in Uttar Pradesh
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Sarila is located in India
Sarila (India)
Coordinates: 25°46′N 79°41′E / 25.77°N 79.68°E / 25.77; 79.68Coordinates: 25°46′N 79°41′E / 25.77°N 79.68°E / 25.77; 79.68
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Hamirpur
129 m (423 ft)
 • Total 7,858
 • Official Hindi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registration UP 91

Sarila (Hindi सरीला) is a town, a former Rajput princely state and a nagar panchayat in Hamirpur district in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.


Sarila is located at 25°46′N 79°41′E / 25.77°N 79.68°E / 25.77; 79.68.[1] It has an average elevation of 129 metres (423 feet). It is situated on Rath-Jalapur Road 0r MDR-41B it is 28 km from Rath.


Local self government

Sarila is governed by a municipality under the Uttar Pradesh Municipal Act. The council is called Nagar Panchayat

Sub district administration

Sarila is the headquarters of subdivision, which is headed by a Sub-Divisional Magistrate (S.D.M.), who is assisted by four officers: one Tehsil Magistrate and Nayab Tehsil Magistrates.

Police administration

Sarila city's security is maintained by Sarila Kotwali.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Sarila had a population of 7,858. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Sarila has an average literacy rate of 49%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 64%, and female literacy is 33%. In Sarila, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Maharaja Chhatrasal of the Bundela clan of Rajputs conquered the area now known as Bundelkhand from the Mughals in the 17th century. One of his grandsons, Raja Pahar Singh of Jaitpur, received Sarila, built Sarila fortress and in 1755 founded the Hindu princely state covering 91 km2.

In 1807 Sarila accepted a British protectorate and became a non-salute state under the colonial Bundelkhand Agency.

It had a population of 6,298 in 1901 and a state revenue of 59,147 Rupees. The privy purse would be fixed at 18,650 Rupees.

The state ceased to exist on 1 January 1950 by accession to Madhya Pradesh.

Ruling Rajas

  • Raja AMAN Singh, 1st Raja of Sarila 1755/1788, son of Raja Pahar Singh of Jaitpur, died 1778
  • Raja TEJ Singh, 2nd Raja of Sarila 1788/1818, son of the above
  • Raja ANIRUDH Singh, 3rd Raja of Sarila 1818/1842, son of the above
  • Raja HINDUPAT Singh, 4th Raja of Sarila 1842/1871, died childless
  • Raja KHALLAK Singh, 5th Raja of Sarila 1871/1882, son of Kunwar Samar Singh, son of Kunwar Bakht Singh (a descendant of Raja Jagatraj Singh of Jaitpur), was adopted to the Sarila gaddi (throne), died 1882
  • Raja PAHAR Singh, 6th Raja of Sarila 1882/1898, born 1875, son of the above, died 1898
  • .... -Regent 11 Sep 1898 – 5 Nov 1919
  • Raja MAHIPAL Singh Ju Deo, 7th and last ruling Raja of Sarila 1898/1983, C.S.I. [cr.1939], born posthumously 11 September 1898 as son of the above, invested with ruling powers 5 November 1919; represented small princely states at the First and Second Indian Round Table Conferences in London 1931 and 1932; Secretary of the General Council and Working Committee, Daly College; he signed the Instrument of Accession of Sarila State to the Indian Union in 1947 and the merger Agreement of raja1948, by which he gave up the dynasty's powers, Sarila State ceased to exist and later merged into Uttar Pradesh; died 1983.

The dynastic line is nominally continued.

Sites and services

Jhanda bazar and Nestle market is a very famous area of Sarila's city a center.

Historical places

There are many historical places, princely palace, Hindu temples and mosques located in Sarila.

  • Sri Shalleshwar Mandir, located in Jhanda Bazar locality, is the oldest Hindu temple in Sarila. Every year on the occasion of Maha Shivratri, a marriage procession of lord Shiva is carried out in the whole town. On this auspicious occasion, a number of Jhakis are displayed. A large crowd gathers around to take part in this Shiv Barat from nearby villages.
  • Kalka Mandir, located on Mamna Road, is the temple of goddess Kali Mata.


A number of senior secondary and secondary schools are available in Rath:

  • Sri Shalleshwar inter colleage
  • Government Inter College
  • Government I.T.I.
  • Sarswati Shishu/Vidhya Mandir inter colleage
  • Abhinav Pragya pg Mahavidhyalaya.



  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Sarila
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.

Sources and external links

  • Indian Princely States on as archived on, with coats of arms and genealogy
  • IndianRajputs, with coats of arms, Google map and genealogy
  • WorldStatesmen - India - Princely States K-Z
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