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About Sirohi

Sirohi, a famous city in Rajasthan, is located in Sirohi district and is the administrative headquarters of Sirohi District. There are many historical monuments, Jain temples, forts etc in the city that makes the place one of the popular tourist locations in Rajasthan.

History of Sirohi

Sirohi has a long and rich history. The city got this name from the Siranwa hills, on the western slope of which it stands. The fact that the city is located at the head (sir) of the Thar Desert (Rohi), is also a reason for getting the name. Some people tell that the name may also have been derived from sword. Rao Sobhaji founded the town of Shivpuri on the eastern slope of Siranwa Hill in 1405. Sehastramal, his son and successor, founded fortress on the eastern slope of the same hill in 1425. This place became his capital and grew into the present Sirohi town.

After independence, central Government and minor rulers of Sirohi signed an agreement with which Bombay Government took over the administration of Sirohi from 1949 January 5 to 1950 January. After final merger with Rajasthan in 1950 the area that consists of Abu road and Delwara tehsils of Sirohi district was renamed with the Bombay State, which forms the present position of the district.

Geography of Sirohi

About SirohiSirohi city is located at 24.885°N 72.8625°E. with an average elevation of 321 metres. Sirohi district is the third smallest district of Rajasthan after Sundagrpur and Banswara. Sirohi is bounded by Pali district in the north east, Jalore district in the west, Udaipur district in the east and Banaskantha district of Gujrat in the south. Sirohi city generally has a dry climate with the hot seasons. The cold season lasts here from November to January. January is the coldest month with temlerate is around 18.8 degree celcius. The hot season lasts till about the middle of the June.

The major rivers flowing through Sirohi district is Jawai, Khari, Sukhadi, Bodi, Krishnavati, Banas River and Kapalganga. Banas, Oda, Danta, Girwar, Niboda, Chandela, Javal, Angor and KarodiDwaj are the main dams here.

Culture of Sirohi

Sirohi, just like other ancient cities of Rajasthan, has a rich and unique culture that is contained in the art, literature, must etc. A number of dance, music, paintings and theatrical performances have originated and been followed in Sirohi over the ages. Singing and dancing is an unavoidable thing in any festival of Sirohi. It is the traditional way of entertainment of the people here. Sirohi is famous for traditional folk songs that are full of classical melody and are based on ragas.

The tribals and people who reside in rural areas sing folk songs and perform folk dances on special occasions like fairs, festivals, marriages and religious celebrations etc. There are different themes for these dances and songs like love for the beloved, affections between brothers and sisters, pain, sorrow etc. Mayra Song, Songs of Banada and Song of Toran etc. are some of the famous folk songs in Sirohi.

The Mayra is sung on the occasion of brother’s arrival to sister’s house for attending his nephew’s marriage and it expresses the affection between brother and sister. The Toran song is sung when the bride is arriving at the gate of the bridegroom’s house with the procession. Marat Nachna is a special type of folk song and dance that is performed on the fortnight of the marriage. Men and wmen perform till late at night as solo or group. Sarkali and gavri dances are also performed on this occasion. The accompanying musical instruments to the dance and music are traditional drum and Thali.

Saneshwar Fair: Saneshwar Fair, which is held in Sirohi, is a famous annual fair of “Rabaaris” the most colourful community of Rajasthan. People in this community gather at Raja’s palace and carry out a procession to the pond of this town. They take the idol of Lord Jagadish, seating in a decorated palanquin, for holy bath on this day. The procession is led by the present “Raja” of Sirohi. Rabaaris appear in specialy designed costumes of the community and perform various traditional activities on this auspicious day.

About Sirohi

There is a story behind Saneshwar festival. In medieval times, the tiny kingdom of Sirohi was attacked by Alludding Khalji, a ruler of Delhi and he wanted to capture the ancient Shiva temple of Shaneshwar Ji near Sirohi. But the Rabaaris helped the Raja to resist the attack and saved the temple. Pleased by their services, Raja gave Rabaaris full control for one day in a year. During this day, any other community is not allowed in the temple premises.

Business and Economy in Sirohi

Sirohi district is full of minerals and therefore, there are many industries here based on minerals. The main industries here are producing Portland cement, synthetics Yarn, high tension insulators, marble, granite, polymers and mineral powder. There are also medium scale industries in Sirohi that produce marble, granites, HCL aid, HDPE piles & fittings, ERW tubes and tiles and slabs of cement. Even though Sirohi is famous for industries, it is actually an agricultural place. Many types of crops like millets, pulses, red chilies and sesame etc. are cultivated here.

Administration in Sirohi

Sirohi is a legislative assembly constituency in Sirohi district of Rajasthan state in India. Otaram Dewasi, member of Bharatiya Janata Party, is the sitting MLA of this legislative constituency. Sirohi assembly constituency, along with other seven legislative constituencies such as Ahore, jalore, Bhinmal, Sanchore, Raniwara, Pindwara_Abu and Reodar, comes under Jalore Lok Sabha constituency. The present MP of this parliamentary constituency is Devi M Patel from Bharatiya Janata Party.

Sirohi is one of the three sub divisions of Sirohi district, which are Sirohi, Mount Abu and Reodar. The district has five tehsils as well as Panchayat samitis. They are Sirohi, Sheoganj, Pindwara, Abu Road and Reodar. The entire Sirohi district has 151 gram panchayats and 374 villages. Sirohi is one of the five municipalities of the district.

About Sirohi

Sirohi District court was came into existence on 1984 April 7. At present Sirohi judgeship consists of 12 courts. The present district & Sessions Judge for Sirohi Judgeship is Mr Rameshwar Vyas.
The 12 courts that run in the Judgeship are
  • District & Sessions Court, Sirohi
  • SC ST Court, Sirohi
  • MACT Court, Sirohi
  • CJM Court, Sirohi
  • ACJM Court, Sirohi
  • JM Court, Sirohi
  • JM Court, Abu Road
  • JM Court, Sheoganj
  • JM Court, Reodar
  • JM Court, Pindwara
  • Gram Nayalaya, Pindwara

Emergency Services in Sirohi

  • Superintendent of Police (Sirohi) – 02972 220718
  • Additional Superintendent of Police (Sirohi) – 02972 221208
  • Sub Inspector (Control Room Sirohi) – 02972 222100
  • Sub Inspector (District Special Branch) – 02972 220718
  • Sub Inspector (SI) – 02972 364334
  • Fire Brigade Contact number Sirohi - 02972 - 221701
  • Ambulance Control Room No - 108

Social Welfare Services in Sirohi

There are many social service organizations including NGOs and charitable trusts that actively involve in various social activities like education, health care, social equivalence, women empowerment etc.

Educate Girls
Educate Girls, collaborating with organizations like Pratham, UNICEF, Sandhan and Dasra, organizes various programs that promote girls’ education in Rajasthan. Established in 2007, this organization work hard to improve the education of girls by ensuring improved school infrastructure, quality of education and learning outcomes for all girls.

Address: 2A 38, Housing board,
Near Radhika residency,
Sirohi HO, Sirohi, Rajasthan, 307001
Phone number: 02972 220180
Website: www.educategirls.in

Shree Ramdev Gramin Vikas Avam Snushanthan Sanstha
Gali NO 1, Near IDEA tower,
Sahardulpura Colony, Sirohi, Rajasthan
Phone number: 02972 221285, 09314480468
Email ID: ramdev.gramin@gmail.com

Arawali Seva Samitee – Age Care
B.No 25, Sindhi Colony, Abu road, Sirohi, Rajasthan
Phone number: 02974 23281

Besides these, there are many NOGs functioning in Sirohi district that include Divya Sansthan, Caress welfare society, Green India welfare society, Jan Chetna Sansthan etc.

Lifestyle in Sirohi

Being a tourist location, Sirohi is also familiar with modern lifestyle. Some of the popular beauty parlours and hair saloons in and around Sirohi city are listed here.

Pari Buti Parlour
Address: Outside Sarjwab Gate,
Sirohi HO, Sirohi, Rajasthan, 307001
Phone number: 02972 221095
Working hours: Monday to Sunday: 09:00 am to 09:00 pm

R K Hair Style
Address: R K Hair Style, Sadar Bazar,
Sirohi HO, Sirohi, Rajasthan, 307001
Phone number: 9461220807
Working hours: Monday to Sunday: 09:30 am to 06:30 pm

Modern Hair care
Address: Rajmata Dharamshala road,
Sirohi HO, Rajasthan, 307001
Phone number: 8440005984
Working hours: Monday to Sunday: 09:30 am to 09:30 pm

Badrinarayan hair Cutting
Rajmata Dharamshala road, Sirohi HO, Rajasthan, 307001
Phone number: 9414678789
Working hours: Monday to Sunday: 09:30 am to 09:30 pm

Vishal hair and Care
Sadar Bazar, Sirohi HO, Sirohi, Rajasthan, 307001
Phone number: 9413121426
Working hours: Monday to Sunday: 09:00 am to 09:00 pm

J.K Hair Art
Sadar Bazar, Sirohi HO, Sirohi, Rajasthan, 307001
Phone number: 9694311974
Working hours: Monday to Sunday: 09:00 am to 09:00 pm

Asha hair Cutting
Sampurnanad Colony, Sirohi HO, Siroh, Rajasthan, 307001
Phone number: 9983209047
Working hours: Monday to Sunday: 09:30 am to 09:30 pm

Surya Hair Cutting Saloon
Rajmata Dharamshala road, Sirohi HO, Sirohi, Rajasthan, 307001
Phone number: 9785661395
Working hours: Monday to Sunday: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

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