Pali

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Pali (पाली) is district in Rajasthan.

Origin of name

It was formerly known as Polsita (पोल्सित), Pepawati (पेपावती), Paranagara (पारानगर), Pallika (पल्लिका)Palli (पल्ली) etc.[1]

Tahsils in Pali district

Villages in Pali tahsil

Aaichiya, Akeli, Akrawas, Akrawas Purohitan, Bader Ka Was, Bala, Baldo Ki Dhani, Balelao, Balrai, Baniyawas, Bhagesar, Bhalelao, Bhambolai, Bhaton Ki Dhani, Bhawnagar, Bhawri, Bomadara, Budhwara, Busi, Chanchori, Changwa, Chawarda, Dayalpura, Deeri, Denda, Dingai, Endlawas, Giradra Jageer, Giradra Khalsa, Girwar, Godawas, Gulabpura, Gundoj, Gura Bichchhu, Gura Durgadas, Gura Endla, Gura Khuni, Gura Narkhan, Gura Pratapsingh, Gura Sonigara, Guragirdhari, Gurdai, Hathlai, Hemawas, Hirankhuri, Indra Nagar, Jaitpura, Jawariya Village, Jooni Endla, Kalyanpura, Kandara, Kanlao, Kherwa, Kenpura, Kerla, Khati Khera, Kherwa, Khetawas, Khor, Khutukra, Koorna, Lambiya, Madri, Mandal, Manihari, Muliawas, Nadana Bhatan, Nawagura, Neembala Khera, Neembara, Nimbara, Padarla, Padarli Turkan, Pali (MCI) Parasla Kalan, Parasla Khurd, Penawa, Pratap Garh, Ramasiya, Rampura, Raunagar, Rawalwas, Roopawas, Saali, Sadawas, Sakdara, Sanpa, Sapooni, Sedariya, Shivpura, Snkrawas, Sodawas, Sonai Manji, Sowaniya, Sundelao, Tewali Kalan, Tewali Khurd, Thakurla, Utvan,

History

According to Jinaprabha (Vividhatirthakalpa, p.86) It was a tirtha sacred to Vira or Lord Vardhamana Mahavira. The form Palli is found in that text and and also KB (p.1). In the epigraphs, from this place, we have the form Pallika and Pali.The earliest inscription from this place is dated V.S. 1144 (1087 AD), which proves that it was built before that date. This epigraph and two other epigraphs mention Viranatha or Mahavira chaitya of the place.In 17th century this temple was converted to shrine dedicated to Parshva and was given the name of Navalakha.The Palli or Pallivala gachchha of the Shvetambaras originated from this place. [2]

During the Kushana Age, King Kanishka had conquered Rohat and Jaitaran area, parts of today's Pali district, in 120 AD. During the middle of seventh century A. D. this area was ruled by King Harshavardhana along with other parts of the present state of Rajasthan . During the period from 10th to 15th century, boundaries of Pali extended to adjoining Mewar, Godwad and Marwar. Nadol was the capital of Chauhans. After the defeat of Prithviraj Chauhan, against Mohammed Gauri, the Rajput power of the area was disintegrated. Godwad area of Pali become the subjects of then ruler of Mewar, Maharana Kumbha.

Jat Gotras

See List of Gotras in Pali District

Notable persons

  • Arjun Ram Choudhary (Jyani) - X.En. PHED , Home District : Pali, Date of Birth : 5-July-1958, 8C, Subhash Nagar, Pal Road, Jodhpur, Phone : 0291-2786009, Mob: 9414300341, Email : carjunram@yahoo.com
  • Prahlad Singh Choudhary (Dukia) - Addl. RTO(retd.) TRANSPORT, Date of Birth : 21-January-1947, Home District : Pali

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Distribution in Chhattisgarh

Villages in Bilaspur district

Pali is village in Masturi tahail in Bilaspur district in Chhattisgarh.

References

  1. Dr. Raghavendra Singh Manohar:Rajasthan Ke Prachin Nagar Aur Kasbe, 2010,p. 170
  2. Encyclopaedia of Jainism, Volume-1 By Indo-European Jain Research Foundation p.5534

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