Bhinmal was earlier named ‘Bhilamala’ and was also known as Srimal. The name Bhinmal was actually derived from `Shrimal ‘. It is a town located in Jalore district of Rajasthan state. Bhinmal is an ancient city in India and is located about 72 km south of Jalore. It was the capital of ancient Gujarat. Bhinmal is the birthplace of the famous mathematician and astronomer Brahmagupta. This ancient city was originally placed in a square shape with 84 gates. It had Jalori Gate in the north, Laxmi Gate in the south, Sanchori Gate in the west and Surya Gate in the east. In the city of Bhinmal, there were many temples. Jagataswamy’s temple was one of the oldest and famous temples of Rajasthan. This temple was built during the time of Gurjara Pratiharas who were Surya worshipers. In 1310 AD, Ala-ud-din Khilji completely destroyed Bhinmal. Bhinmal was always considered a great education center. And Bhinmal’s scholars were very popular and they were known far and wide.
History of Bhinmal Bhinmal,
the capital of ancient Gujarat, was initially known as Bhilamala. It was once visited by Havensang in 641 AD. At that time, Bhilamala was considered the capital of the popular Pratihara empire. The king of Bhilamala was also a Kshatriya, who was popular for his knowledge and good qualities. The king was also a follower of Buddhism. Interestingly, he was very young. The city had only one Buddhist monastery. Ala ud din Khilji damaged Bhinmal in 1310 AD after conquering Jalore. Prior to this event, Srimal was a pioneer city in the northern region of India. Several historical histories of the mid-15th century, such as the “Kanhadde Prabandha”, give full details of various Islamic attacks on this ancient Indian city.
Bhinmal The city of Bhinmal is located 25 ° north 72.25 ° east. The height of this city is 146 meters.
Bhinmal There is a degree college in Bhinmal, which is known as GK Gowani Government College. The college is affiliated to Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer and is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). In addition, Bhinmal has three higher secondary schools and the city has about 45 primary and middle schools.
Bhinmal The city of Bhinmal is in fact one of the main subdivisions of Jalore district. There are three main ‘Tehsils’ in this sub-division and these are Bhinmal, Sanchore and Raniwara. The four major panchayats are ‘Samitis’ and these are Bhinmal, Sanchore, Raniwara and Jaswantpura. Bhinmal Sub-Department is mainly under the jurisdiction and authority of the Deputy District Collector. Civil matters here are handled by Bhinmal Municipal Council (BMC).
Economy of Bhinmal The economy of
Bhinmal is mainly based on animal husbandry and agriculture. The town has an agricultural produce market committee. Food Corporation of India warehouses are also in this city. It is the main supply point for major agricultural infrastructure such as seeds, tractors, motors, fertilizers, pesticides, etc. However, in Bhinmal, there is no large or medium scale industry. The city is popular for its small scale industries such as handloom cloth, marble cutting and polishing, skimmed milk powder, granite slabs and tiles, mustard seed crushing, butter and ghee, leather boots and more. Bhinmal is more popularly known for the good quality of embroidered leather shoes.
Bhinmal is revered for its numerous Hindu and Jain temples, most of which have existed since ancient times. Shantinath Jain Temple, Mahavir Swami Jain Temple, Padmaprabhu Jain Temple, Parshvanath Jain Temple, Chomukhaji Jain Temple, Parshvanath Pratap Sarai Jain Temple, Gaudi Parshwanath Jain Temple, Jeeravalla Parshvanath Jain Temple and Riddhi-Siddhi Parshvanath Jain Temple are based here. Among the Hindu temples of Bhinmal are Chandinath Temple, Mahalakshmi Temple, Fafaria Hanuman Temple, Neel Kantha Mahadev Temple, Baba Ramdevji Temple, Vishwakarma Temple, Varaha Shyam Temple and many more.