Sikar district

Sikar District

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<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Sikar District is a district of the state of Rajasthan in western India. The town of Sikar is the district headquarters.

Location

The district is located in the north-eastern part of the state of Rajasthan. It is bounded on the north by Jhunjhunu District, in the north-west by Churu district, in the south-west by Nagaur district and in the south-east by Jaipur district. It also touches Mahendragarh district of Haryana on its north-east corner.<br />The district has an area of 7742&nbsp;kmĀ², and a population of 2,287,788 (2001 census). It is bounded on the north by Jhunjhunu District, on the northeast by Haryana state, on the east and southeast by Jaipur District, on the southwest by Nagaur District, and on the west and northwest by Churu District. Sikar and Jhunjhunu districts comprise the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. The old name of Sikar was "Veer Bhan Ka Bas" (Information by O.P. Verma).Sikar District has road length 2918&nbsp;km.

Famous Places

This district is popular as a pilgrimage place of Lord Shri Khatu Shyamji, known as an Avatar of Lord Shri Krishna. Every month before the full moon on Ekadhasi-Dwadasi Tithis a fair is organised. Devotees come from all over the country and other countries, such as Nepal and Bhutan. A big festival takes place every year in the Hindu month of Phagun (Feb - March) from full moon Navami to Dwadasi as near 20-25 lakhs of people come for having...
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