Barmer Fort, Rajasthan

Siwana is a Tehsil in Barmer district in Indian state of Rajasthan, located 151 km from Barmer. The place is known for its fort which is locally known as Gadh Siwana, Gadh means Fort. Siwana have 130 villages.
The fort was built by a famous Jaitamal Rathore Rajput ruler Raja Bhoj's son Veernarayan, who at one stage controlled much of Barmer and had close ties with the Solanki dynasty of Gujarat.

Now the Fort is not in a best of its condition The fort fell to forces of Alauddin Khilji in 1308. In the period 1318-1320, Luntiga Chauhan stormed the fort of Siwana and slaughtered its Muslim garrison. No Sultan of Delhi tried to recover this fort.

The city lies in between mountains of Aravali Ranges on four sides.The beauty of the area in Monsoons is worth watching.
The only Dam of Barmer district Meli bandh is at 7 km from Siwana.

The main occupation is farming. Bajra, Moong, Til and jowar are main Productions in Rainy season. Jeera(Cumin),Erendi(Castor),Mustard & veggies in winter are mainly the yields .

Recently due to exploitation of water and unorganised measures to harvest rain water the area in under serious water problem.

Siwana is also famous for mines producing fine quality of granite. Baba Ramdev Temple is a beautiful temple made of white marble.

Here also an old samadhi temple lies which has live samadhis of Four great saints who lived there. Bheem Goda,Ashapurna temple,Hinglaj Mata Temple.
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