<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities
for details -->Bhilo ki nagri
is the city in Mewar region
.The Cloth & Industrial city has its own uniqueness which makes it as a special district in Rajasthan.
Bhilwara "The City of Cloth Culture & Calmness"
The Textile City of India has very fine history. When Arjuna
was going to Dwarika
with all Gopis during Mahabharata period. He was passing through the present Bhilwara region. There was a war of Arjuna
. Local tradition reveals that it came to be known as Bhilwara because it was mostly inhabited by Bhil
tribes in old days. These Bhils were eventually driven away towards the hilly tracts and interior places of less importance by the ancestors of the peasant settlers. It is said to have come up in the middle of the 11th century when a Bhil tribal, supposedly one of the first settlers, built a shiva
temple on the site of the existing "Bada Mandir" or "Jataun ka Mandir". This is in the area called Purana Bhilwara
, the oldest part of the town. If we are to believe this, the town is more than 900 years old. Ironically enough, now very few Bhils live in this area. Another version recounts that the present Bhilwara city had a mint where coins known as 'BHILADI' were minted and from this denomination was derived the name of the district. A town nearby the city named "Mandal" is assumed to be the base of the Mughals when... Read More