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Location of Rewasa in Sikar district

Rewasa (रेवासा) or Raiwasa (रैवासा) Revasa is a large village in Danta Ramgarh tehsil of Sikar district in Rajasthan. Its ancient name, mentioned in Harsha Inscription 961 AD (L-34), was Urusara (उरुसर).


It is located on east of Harsh. It is located 13 km south of Sikar on NH-11.

Jat Gotras


  • Its population as per Census-2011 was 5,357.
  • As per Census-2011 statistics, Raiwasa village has the total population of 6282 (of which 3224 are males while 3058 are females).[1]

Ancient History

Rewasa Guest House

It is an ancient village near Harsh and 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[2]:

जगमालपुरा हर्ष नगरी,
बोम तालाब छतरी,
एक बाजार मंडी गुदड़ी,

From one other source we get following poem prevalent in the area:[3]:

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. [4]

Raysal gets Rewasa

James Tod[5] writes that Raisal was at once introduced to the great Akbar, who bestowed upon him the title of Raisal Durbari, and a more substantial mark of royal favour, in a grant of the districts of Rewasa and Kasli, then belonging to the Chandels. This was but the opening of Raisal's career, for scarcely had he settled his new possessions, when he was recalled to court to take part in an expedition against Bhatner. Fresh services obtained new favours, and he received a grant of Khandela and Udaipurwati, then belonging to the Narbhan Rajputs, who disdained to pay allegiance to the empire, and gave themselves up to unlicensed rapine.

Raghunathgarh Inscription of Chandels v.s. 1150 (1093 AD)

Rewasa, Kasli and Raghunathgarh in Sikar were under Chandels. Chandels were Chandravanshi Kshatriyas. They had a big state in Jetubhukti and had a war with Prithviraj Chauhan and were defeated. An inscription of Chandels was found at (Raghunathgarh of v.s. 1150 (1093 AD).

Rewasa Inscription of v.s. 1243 (1186 AD)

Three inscriptions of year v.s. 1243 (1186 AD) were found at Rewasa. These inscriptions reveal that Rewasa pargana was under Prithviraj Chauhan. These inscription are about some warriors. [6]

About three centuries back Shekhawat thakurs went from village Rewasa and started living in village Puranpura which was earlier known as Gugrana.

Revasa Stone Inscription of Prithviraja III of V. 1243 (1187 AD)

1. ||ओम|| स्‍वस्तिमदे [द्दे] व पृथ्‍वीपालदेव-राजेन्‍द्र:
2. (चंदे)ल-प्रतिगणके खलुवाणाग्रामस्‍य शशिहरवंशे
3. (चंदेल) सीघ (सिंह) राजसुत-चंदेलनान्नाव दे (दि) वं गत: |.....कारा ....
4. पिता चंदेल जसराके (जे) न | संवत् 1243 मार्ग0 सदि 11 बुध
5. मंगलं महाश्री ||

Notable persons

External links


  2. Sikar Ki Kahani, Captain Webb Ki Jubani, 2009, pp. 25,80
  3. Aitihasik Sthanavali by Vijayendra Kumar Mathur, p.1011
  4. Sikar Ki Kahani, Captain Webb Ki Jubani, 2009, pp. 25, 80
  5. Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan, Volume II, Annals of Amber, p.361
  6. रतन लाल मिश्र:शेखावाटी का नवीन इतिहास, कुटीर प्रकाशन मंडावा, 1998, पृ. 136

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