Pali district


Pali district

Pali District (पाली जिला) is a district of the state of Rajasthan in western India. The town of Pali is the district headquarters.

The Aravalli Range forms the eastern boundary of the district. A zone of foothills lies to the west, through which run the many tributaries of the Luni River. The western portion of the district includes the alluvial plain of the Luni. Pali has an area of 12,387 km² and a population of 1,819,201 (2001 census), which increased 22.39% in the decade 1991-2001. It is bounded by 8 districts (which is highest number in Rajsthan), Nagaur District to the north, Ajmer District to the northeast, Rajsamand District to the east, Udaipur District to the southeast, Sirohi District to the southwest, Jalore District and Barmer District to the west, and Jodhpur District to the northwest.

Other towns in the district include Rani, Rajasthan, Sojat, Jaitaran, Sumerpur, Bali, India, Sanderao, Sadri, Takhatgarh, Bharunda Bamnera, Koliwara, Ranakpur, Marwar Junction, Bijowa and Raipur.

There are nine tehsils: Sojat, Jaitaran, Sumerpur, Bali, Desuri, Pali, Marwar Junction and Raipur.

Pali was city of Paliwal Brahmin's. It is said that in this city there lots of paliwal brahmin killed by mughal so they left Pali and take vow not to live in Pali any more.

Maharana Pratap was born in Pali at Nanihal near Dhanmandi kachedi. It was destroyed three times and reestablished again. Meera Bai born at kudki, Jaitaran in 1498. Pali has also famous Jain temples of Shri Varkana Parswanath Jain Tirth , Shri Ranakpur Jain Tirth, Shri RataMahaveer Jain Tirth , Shri Muchala Mahaveerji Jain Tirth, Gahanerao , Shri Narlai Jain Tirth, Shri Nadol Jain Tirth , Shri Astapadh Jain Tirth, Navlakha mandir ji these all have there separate interesting history. Shri Sonana Khetlaji's , at Aana Fair and Parshuram Mahadevji's Fair are important fairs celebrated here.


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