|Author:Laxman Burdak, IFS (R)|
Mention by Panini
Rewas is an ancient village near Harsh in Sikar district Rajasthan. It is associated with the early history of Chauhans. The ruins of Harsh indicate its antiquity. Local tradition reveals that Harshanatha village in ancient times was a well developed township surrounded by a wall. A hindi poem reveals as under:
- जगमालपुरा हर्ष नगरी,
- बोम तालाब छतरी,
- एक बाजार मंडी गुदड़ी,
From one other source we get following poem prevalent in the area::
- जगमालपुरा हर्षनगरी,
- बीमै हाठ हजार मढ़ै गुदड़ी,
- बमै तालाब बड़ी छतरी ।
It is said that in space between he big tank of Harsh and Jagmalpura tomb was a market place. There were 900 wells. The old city was spread over about 38 miles and constituted of four villages, namely
- Katrathal, which was Katala Bazar,
- Kasali which was kasaiwada or market of kasai people,
- Bajor which was market and
- Jagmalpura which was a weekly market place or gudari.
- Chhatradhara - A river named Chhatradhara flowed through the town and drained water in to Rewasa lake.