Industries and Arts
Places to Visit
Major Festivals and Events
Ancient Idols unearthed
Ratangarh (रतनगढ़) town of Churu District (चूरू जिला) in Rajasthan, is
situated midway between Jaipur and Bikaner on National Highway-11. Ratangarh is located at 28.08° N 74.6°
E. It has an average elevation of 312 metres (1023 feet). Ratangarh is a major Railway junction in NE railway in northern Rajasthan.
It is connected to Bikaner, Churu, Jaipur, Sardarshahar, Degana and Jodhpur via Railways and via roads.
According to historical documents Ratangarh was founded by Surat Singh,
the maharaja of Bikaner in the year 1798 (Samvat 1855) while he was returning from Churu with his son Ratan Singh. He selected the place
Kolasar and Rajia ki dani for a new town and named it Ratangarh on his son's name. He handed over the responsibility to Purohit Hulashchand,
Deepchand and Charan Siddai Shankar to build Ratangarh as a modern 1812 (Samvat 1869) during the layout of Ratangarh. According to some
old people present Ratangarh was build at Kolasar village, and Asha Charni (Lado Bhuwa) constructed Raghunathji temple.
A historical Devali was found in village
Hudera just three kilometers from Ratangarh. In Hudera, a Devali of Samvat 1309 was found in an old Sidhan Jogioan Nath math. According
to historians this Devali is nearly 750 old. As per a text written on Devali, This Devali is the wife of Rathoor
Nahardass when she became satti on Baishak sudi 1, Samvat 1309.
A similar Devali was also found in Rajaldeshar near Ratangarh. This Devali called Rajasi ki Devali is also 475 years old.
Samvat 1581, Ashad Sudi 10 is written on the Devali. An artistic slab stone of 11th Centaury engraved with dancing
figures was found in Ratangarh which is now placed in Government Museum, Bikaner.
Seth Hardevdas Jalan Gatika Stup
Raghunathji temple in 1812
Devali of Samvat 1309 found
In the year 1812 (Samvat 1869) Ratangarh fort was also completed.
It is said that Ratangarh fort was attacked two times by Thakur Prithvi Singh the son of Churu with the support of Maharaval Laxman
Singh of Sikar in the year 1815 and 1816 (Samvat 1872and 1873). In both attacks caretakers of fort Lalshah Syed and Purohit Jethmal were
killed. According to famous historian Gourishankar Hirachand Ojha, Maharaja Ratan Singh held a meeting with Cornel Velsin in
1834 to organize Sekhawati Brigade of English army.
Ratangarh was was planned before construction and its bazaar is laid out in the design of a cross with shops painted like the town.
The massive fort (garh) was constructed in the middle of the town with a boundary wall around the city with four gates.
A second small fort was built in the city. But now the original fort and also the second fort has nothing left except for a few ruined
monuments and now used as offices of civil courts. A Clock Tower is at the main crossing of the bazaar called Ghantagar.
Ratangarh is a place of well known businessmen, learned people, great saints, literary person, poets, vaidyas, artists and
great patriots. Ratangarh was also called second Kashi due to its centre of learning. Shri Hanuman Prasadji Poddar founder 'Kalyan'
is an international figure.
Ratangarh region also remain the part of ancient
culture. A 10th century stone silalekh engraved with folk dance was found from an old temple now placed in Bikaner museum.
Ratangarh Mathadish Sivalaya was supposed to be built 200 years before the foundation of Ratangarh. Bikaner maharaja
Sujan Singh (Year 100- 1735) gifted Kolasar village (present Ratangarh) to Charan Mala of Nath sect for his Rajasthani literature
' Gari bat doye' . Charan Mala built 'Karniji temple' in Kolasar which now at the heart of the town. Sidhan Math of Nath sect
in Hudera village is said to be built in early 10th century.
With the efforts of Maharaja Ganga Singh railway
station built in 1910 and electricity was availed in 1930. Water to houses was introduced in 1945 by Thard's family. Seth
Surajmal Jalan and Seth Nagarmal Bajoria was the main contributors to develop the town in the present form. They laid network of roads(
in 1945), opened hospital (1939), schools and colleges, public library, parks and several charitable societies.
Population: As of 2001 India
census, Ratangarh municipality had a population of 63,486. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Ratangarh has an average literacy rate
of 63%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 53%. In Ratangarh, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Dialect: The main language of the people of town is Rajasthani and Hindi.
Agriculture: Bajra, Gwar, Moth, Moong, gram and now wheat.
Member of Legislative Assembly: The present MLA of Ratangarh constituency is Shree RajKumar Rinwa from BJP
Ratangarh Municipality: The Chairman of municipality is Shri Shiv Bagwan Kamma of BJP, who won the post in an election held
on August 18, 2010.
Panchayat Samity: The Pradhan of Ratangarh Panchayat Samity (in 2010 elction) is Santosh Talania. from Congress.
SDM: Anandilal Jat
Tehsil: Ratanagarh is one the tehsil headquarter of churu district. List of Villages in Ratangarh tehsil are:
Abadsar, Alsar, Alsar Bas, Bachharara Bara, Bachharara Chhota, Badhan ki Dhani, Balrampura, Bandwa, Barjangsar, Biramsar, Bhanuda Bidawatan,
Bhanuda Charan, Bharpalsar, Bidawatan, Bharpalsar Charan, Bharpalsar, Ladkhaniyan, Bhawandesar, Bhinchari, Bhojasar, Bhukhredi, Binadesar
Bidawatan, Binadesar, Siddhan, Budhwali, Chainpura, Chak Jaleu, Chak Ratangarh, Champawa, Charanwasi, Chhabri, Khari, Chhabri Meethi,
Chhajusar, Chhotriya, Dassusar, Daudsar, Dipsar, Derajsar, Devipura, Fransa, Ghumana, Gogasar, Golsar, Gopalpuriya, Gorisar, Gusainsar,
Hamusar, Hansasar, Hanumanpura, Hardesar, Haripura, Hudera Agoona, Hudera Athoona, Hudera Siddhan, Jaitsar, Jaleu Bari, Jaleu Chhoti,
Jandwa, Jegniya Bidawatan, Jegniya Bikan, Jorawarpura, Kadiya, Kangar, Kanwari, Khariya, Kothdi, Khudera Beekan, Khudera Bidawatan, Khudera
Charan, Kusumdesar, Lachhasar, Ladhasar, Loha, Lunsar, Lunch, Malasar, Malpur, Melusar, Manasar, Molisar Chhota, Nausariya, Nunwa, Pabusar,
Parihara, Parihari, Parsneu, Payli, Prem Nagar, Raghunathpura, Rajaldesar, Ratangarh, Ratansara, Ratnadesar, Rukhasar, Sangasar,
Sanwatiya, Sathro, Sitsar, Sehla, Sikrali, Simsiya, Bidawatan, Simsiya Purohitan, Sulkhaniya, Thathawata, Tidiyasar.
Karnimataji Temple before the layout of Ratangarh.
Renovated in 2009 by Dr.B.P.Saraf, Former Chief Justice, Jammu & Kashmir.
Shri Hanuman Prasadji Poddar founder 'Kalyan' is an international figure.
Shree RajKumar Rinwa, the present MLA of Ratangarh constituency is elected second time from BJP.
Lohia Girls College-Seats
Jalan College -Seats
Ratangarh is a major power-station. Electricity is supplied from Ratangarh up to
Branches of major banks- SBI, PNB, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur, Baroda Bank
General Post Office, BSNL Office, LIC Office, PWD Office
Water Works Department
Major Railway Junction, connecting
to major cities of India with broad gage railway line
Major Bus Centre connecting all major towns and cities
All necessary amenities for public
Ratangarh has been a major center for studies in Sanskrit in past more than two hundred years.
There are many Sanskrit schools and colleges that added to the aura of the city. The prominent educational institutions are:
Seth Mohanlal Jalan Govt. College
Govt Lohia Girls Collge
Shri Sanchaylal Baid Govt. Industrial Training Institute (ITI)
Rajasthan Rishikul Brahmacharya Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya
India Mahila Teachers Training College ( www.indiapmsociety.com)
Shree Raghunath Higher Secondary School (Rama Gyan Bhavan)
Shri Hanuman Balika Vidyalaya
Seth Bansidhar Jalan Govt. Senior Higher Secondary School
Bhagwan Devi Bhuwalaka Govt. Balika Vidylaya
Shree Gandhi Bal Niketan ( www.gandhibalniketan.com)
India Public Higher Secondry School
Shee Mahadev Jalan Govt. Balika Vidalaya
Shree Mangaldutt Vidyalaya,
Shree Durgadutt Dhanuka Adarsha Vidhya Mandir
State School, Prakash Vidlaya, Gyatri Adarsash Vidhya Mandir
Yogi Makrinath Sikshan Sansthan, Nirmal Modern Public School
Super System Computer Training Institute
Ganapati Information Technology Services
H.O. Ratangarh: Branches- Kolkata, Mumbai www.gits4u.com
Electrocom Services centre (Prhalad Singh Kalwania)
BSNL services in Ratangarh: The customer care team of BSNL Ratangarh needs to serve its customers
efficiently and provide help to customers facing problem with BSNL services in Ratangarh. BSNL helpdesk Rajasthan in can be contacted at
+91 9434024365 or 1503 by calling from a BSNL phone. If you do not get a
satisfactory response from BSNL Ratangarh call centre, you can submit a complaint online also.
Jalan Govt. Hospital, T.B.Sanetorium,
Dhanwantri Ayurvedic Hospital, Marwari Relief Society
J.C. Animal Hospital, Dinbandhu Aushdalaya, Shri Goswami Ayurved Bhavan
Dainik Bhashkar Reporter - Shri Pradeep Ladha
Rajasthan Patrika "" - Shri Subodh Sarsawat
"" - Shri Litu Kalpnakant
"" - Shri Pawan Matolia
"" - Shri Narayan Prasad Matolia
Punjab Kesari "" - Shri Narayan Prasad Soni
Samachar Jagat "" - Shri Navratan Prajapat
"" - Shri Manoj Parik
"" - Shri Hemant Gaur
Double Jori Editor - Shri Tarkeshwar Purohit
Ratangarh Prabhat Editor - Shri Srawan Soni
Ratangarh Parikrama Editor -Shri Omh Sarswat
Ratangarh Samachar Editor - Shri Sitaram Aah
Anachar ka Bandhaphod Editor - Shri Anandi Lal Pandiya
Varisth Ptrakar - Shri Shiv Datt Pareek
Ratangarh Charitabul Society
Ratangarh Nagrik Parishad (Kolkata) ( www.ratangarhnagrikparishad.com)
Loins Club, The Yong's Welfare Society, Lokseva Sansthan
Kobra Welfare Society, Ratangarh Gaur Brahmin Sewa Samity
Prajapat Samaj Sewa Samity, Bhai Hanuman Prasad Poddar Adyatma Kendra
BKD Foundation , Mandelia Foundation
Shri Ganeri- ka - Mandir
Panchmuki Balaji Link Road
Industries and Arts
Bricks and Building Material Industries
Cottage Industries - Soap, Paper, Plastic Bags, Oils, Bricks, Tiles
Seth Surajmal Mohan Lal Jalan , Shri Jeevan Ram Poddar,
Seth Dhansukhdas Bhuwalka, Seth Hanumanbux Ghansyam Das Tapuria, Seth Thakarsidas
Chandgotia, Seth Anturam Thard, Seth Shivbuxroyji Khemka, Seth Shnhi Ram Dungarmal
Lohia, Seth Nagarmal Chranjilal Bajoria, Shri Nagarmal Ajitsaria, Shri Mohanlal Baid, Shri Labhchand Baid, Ramlal Hanshraj Golcha, Bilashroy Baijnath
Tapuria, Hemraj Mahvir Prsad Poddar, Navrang Lal Lohia, Badrinarayan Balabux Tapuria, Shivkumar Bhuwalka, Durgadutta Thard, Manmal Thard,
Gajanand Gokul Chand Tapuria, Raibhadur Mangturam Motilal Tapuria etc.
Religious, literature and Cultural field:
Shri Hanuman Prasadji Poddar ( Editor & Founder Kalyan- Gorakhpur),
Pandit Krishna Chandra Acharya, Pandit Chaturtilal Gour, Umadutta Surajmal, Nouranglal Matolia, Pandit Shriram Ruthla, Swami
Chetnananda, Kulanand Sharma, Motaram Swami, Devagya Mahesh Chandra
Purohit (Jyotish- Hastrekha-Vastu Tantra: Purohit Astro Research Center) etc.
Politics and Legal field:
Shri Madav Prasdji Solicitor, Shri Shyamsunar Lal,
Justice Dr. Bagwati Prasad Saraf ( Former Chief Justice, Jammu & Kashmir), Advocate Champalal
Upadyay, Pandit Jaydev Prasd Indoria, Freedom fighter Jeevanad Anand.
Goomji Masoon's Temple
Ayurveda & Medical field:
Pandit Manishankar Vaidya (Founder Maniram Ayurveda Swans Kendra) , Mahant Thakurdas
Maharshi, Shri Gauruidutt Gour, Vaidya Bagwati Prasad, Vaidya Maghraj, Vaidya Dhanadish Goswmi (Goswmi Aurveda Kendra) , Vaidya
Chimanlal, Tulsiram Sarolia, Brijdas maharaj, Vaidya Gahnsyam Chandra Sharma (Dinbandu Rasyansala), Vaidya Balkrishan Gowsami, Baluram,
Purnanand, Indrachand Motilal Marshi, Vaidya Damodar, Vaidya Mahesh Kumar, Vaidya Parmeshwar, Dr. Shriniwas
Gour, Dr. Durga Dutta Gour etc.
Writer & Poet:
Kishore Kalpna Kant (Rajasthani Poet), Gajanand Verma (Rajasthani Poet),
Sitaram Maharshi (Hindi & Rajasthani Writer), Shri Surya Shankar Parik (Rajastahni Poet and wrirter), Vasudev Poddar, Ramdutt Sankryat, Adbuta
Shatri, Vaidya Balkrishna Goswami, Dr. Mohmad Siddiq Behlam, Fakrudin Gouri, Satyanarayn Indoria etc.
Education: Guruji Motaram, Sumati Prasad Jain, Satyapraksh Verma, Mahaveer Prasad Gour etc.
Pandit Chirangi lal Mishra, Pandit Manishankar Vaidya, Master Bholaram, Radhabalabh Panchlangia, Laxman Prasad, Goverdhan
Prasad, Biharilal, Murlidhar, Jaikaran, Sohanlal Kathak, Pandit Gajanand Sastri, Anturam Sharma, Madav Manglahara,
Prabhu Sharma, Gajanand Verma, Jagdish, Bharav Prasad Katahak..
Dance & Theatre:
Sri Jaylal, Pandit Sundarlal, Gaurshankar, Ramgopal, Hiralal, Bhimasankar, Ganesh, Babulal Kathak etc.
Suryavijay Natya Parishad and Mitra Mandal Natya Parishad artists - Sri Chothmal
Bajoria, Nathmal Sureka, Kanhiyalal Haritwal, Deviprasad Dhanuka, Shivdutta Sharma, Ramkumar Dayma, Udayram
Sharma, Baba Baijnath Sharma, Jabharmal Choudhri, Gajanand Verma, Sitaram Mahrsi etc.
Sculpture, Wall Paintings and Rajmistries:
Motiram, Baluram, Hanumanprasad, Ishwardutt, Dayalchand, Laxmichand, Bhudarmal, Puranmal, Mohanlal, Ganpatiroy Nokhwal, Hardevdas,
Ishwarchand, Rungaram, Ramdev, Nathuram, Kumanaram, Rameshwar, Gigji, Sukhdev, Shivkaran, Navrangray, Motilal Matolia, Chunnilalji,
Onkarji, Lachhiram, Puranaji, Chothuji, Dayalchand, Ramchandra, Hariabux, Kundanji, Nihalji, Satuji Sirswa,
Kanji, Deepji, Moolji, Bajrang, Kumanji, Badiwal, Bhivaji, Birduji,
Surajmal, Ashuji Nirania, Kundanji, Rameshwar Sardiwala, Jalji Simar, Ganeshji, Bhobaria, Bimji Girela etc.
( They are famous for Wall painting in Temples, Havelis, Kothis etc in Churu District and Sekhwati region. )
Places to Visit
Panchmukhi Balaji Temple, Link Road
Ganerio ka Mandir, Station Road
Hanumanji Mandir (Talwale): Station Road
Hanumanji Mandir (Menhndipurwale): Esat Pole
Raghunathji Mandir (Bara Mandir)
Karnimata Mandir, Bhani Dhora
Ramchandra Park, Hanuman Park, Hanuman Dhora
Major Festivals and Events
Ginnar in Holi festival, Gangoor,
Ramdevaji Mela, Ramlila and Deshera, Salasar Lakhi fair
Once the heritage of city, the Chandgotia's Johra, made by Chandgotia's for the public welfare is lost all of its land and now surrounded
by the quarters of State electricity Dept. (See the above picture). No efforts were made ever to revive the glory
Parmanu Johra once a pride of Ratangarh is now municipality's dumping ground. In the
past there were several big Johra's in the city, but all were vanished slowly.
Rajasthan's noted poet and lyricist Gajanan Verma died on May 17, 2012 following a
heart attack at his native place Ratangarh.
Seth Mohan Lal Jalan
Kishore Kalpna Kant
(3rd)Gajanand Verma (4th) Late Vaidya
Shri Abhimanu Bhuwalka
& Shri Champalal Upadyay
Ancient Idols unearthed
Ancient art on stones were unearthed in Ladhsar village, Tehsil Ratangarh in September 2009.
Ancient idol of Lord Budha was found in a farm in Birmasr village, Tehsil Ratangarh on November 1, 2009, The idol made of brass
weigh 3Kg. is said to be very ancient
Mandal ka Sodhpurna Itihas - Shri Govindji Agarwal, Churu
- Shri Gajanand Verma, Ratangarh
Ratangarh Nagrik Parishad Samrika - Ratangarh Nagrik
Dainik Bhaskar - Hindi News Paper
Ancient idol of Lord Budha