Velar (village)

Location in Rajasthan, India

Coordinates: 24°57′22″N 73°06′02″E / 24.9561°N 73.100539°E / 24.9561; 73.100539Coordinates: 24°57′22″N 73°06′02″E / 24.9561°N 73.100539°E / 24.9561; 73.100539

Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Pali
Talukas Bali, India
 • Body Gram Panchayat
Elevation 362 m (1,188 ft)
 • Official Hindi, Marwari
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 306504
Telephone code 02933
Vehicle registration RJ-22
Lok Sabha constituency Pali (Lok Sabha Constituency)
Vidhan Sabha constituency Bali, India
Civic agency Gram Panchayat
Avg. annual temperature 30 °C (86 °F)
Avg. summer temperature 44 °C (111 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 05 °C (41 °F)

Velar is a small village surrounded by hills in the Pali district of Rajasthan in India. Its population is around 800. It is attached to the western railway. The nearest station is Nana (6 km).

Velar has a history dating back to more than a thousand years and hosts many temples. The village is very old. It has existed for the last 1200 years. There is evidence that shows that it was in existence at the time of the ruler Prithiviraj Chouhan i.e. (1166-1192 AD). The name of the soldiers, who were from Velar village and died in the Haldi Ghati War, is available in the records of Mewar Rajputana History.

The temple of Jalerii Mataji i.e. goddess of water, is very famous in this area. If any unmarried girl comes into the range of this God at any time, then it is necessary for that girl to come for the worship of Goddess Jaleri Mataji after the birth of her first child. There is also one very old temple of Shivji, which is called Navtirth, and another old temple dedicated to Devi Choudra Mataji. The village is named after the Goddess Vara Mataji. There is a very old Jain temple of Lord Adinath. This was built by the Jain community before 1750-1800 AD. Currently, no Jain resides in the village.

There is only one school in the village up to 8 standard and after 8 students go to nearby village which is 3 km from Velar.

There are many castes in this village, such as Suthars, Lohars, Rawals, Malis, Nais, Rabaris, Vaishnaws, and Rajput. The majority of the villagers are farmers, and some have migrated to other cities like Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, and Orissa.

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