Bagra is a village in Jalore
) district of Marwar
region in Rajasthan state
. Bagra lies 18 km south of Jalore town on Jalore
road and is surrounded by many villages like Santhu, Noon (Nun), Chura, Sarat, Akoli, Narnavas, Bibalsar, Mok, Dhanpur, Bhagli Sindhalan, Rewat, Kalapura, Dakatara, Bakra Road, Bakragaon, Rewatada, Dudsi, Dhavala, Bhetala, Siana (Rajasthan)
, Deegaon, Nagni & Nabi .
Bagra is an old glorious village of Marwar
Region in Rajasthan
. In olden days, Bagra was famous in India
for trade in silver and gold. Since then, people use to say Hindusthan me Agra aur Marwar me Bagra
. It is said that previously this village was situated near Modrana Nada (name of a water pond) with another name. Later on, Dingadi Rajpurohits
founded this village near Sarnadi (name of a water pond) with another name which was a Sasan Jagir
village of Dingadi Rajpurohits
. Later on, this village was given to Aliya Jat
by then State. Dingadi Rajpurohits
left this village permanently with Gadotara means they sworn not to eat food & drink water of this village in future. Bihari Pathans who were Rulers of Jalore
granted Sasan Jagir
of this village to Jagarwal Rajpurohits
. Bagaji Jagarwal
founded the present village Bagra in his name. Time to time, this village remained in the Jagir
of Dingadi Rajpurohits
, Jagarwal Rajpurohits
, Sindhal Rathores
& Champawat Rathores
). Before independence, this village was part of Marwar
State and it was a Jagir
village of Thakur Durjan Singhji of Thikana Daspan
. Rajpurohit Manji Jagarwal
of this village took part in Indian freedom Movement against British Rule in India
before independence. Inspired by Shri Jai Narayan Vyas
& Kisan Kesari Baldev Ram Mirdha
, he participated in Marwar Lok Parishad & Marwar Kisan Sabha with Shri Jai Narayan Vyas
, Mathura Das Mathur, Kisan Kesari Baldev Ram Mirdha
, Nathuram Mirdha
& Narsingh Kachhawaha. During agitation for abolition of Jagirs
in Rajasthan Rajpurohit Manji Jagarwal
also participated in Marwar's famous Kisan Sammelan / Satyagraha in Dabra, Rajasthan
village of Nagaur
District in Rajasthan
in March 1947 known as Dabda Kand
/ Dabra Scandal
(also known as Marwar
's Jalianwala Bag Kand
). There is a big & old water tank in Bagra known as Aliya Talab which was constructed by then Jagirdar
with huge expenses. Bagra village is birth place & Tapobhumi of many Hindu
& Jain Saints
Bagra has population of 9661 (2001 census). People of all communities like Mahajans
, Shrimali Brahmans
, Rawal Brahmans
, Pushkarna Brahmans
, Sonars, Vaishnavas
, Chheepas, Lohars
, Kotwals, Pinjaras, Meghwals
, Sargaras, Mochies, Bhils
, Damamis / Dholis & Harijans
live in Bagra village.
Over the last years, many families have migrated to others states of India. Many of them now live in Andhra Pradesh
. In Andhra Pradesh, they are concentrated in cities of Hyderabad
. In Karnataka, they have settled in Bijapur
. Over last few decades, some new people have settled in Bagra.
- Shree Chintamani Parshvanatha Jain Temple. This is the main Jain temple of the village. It is situated in the centre of the village. It is a big and splendid temple. It was renovated about 100 years ago under guidance and by inspiration of Gurudev Srimad Vijay Acharya Rajendrasuri.
- Shri Mahavir Swami Jain Temple, Bus Stand Bagra.
- Modeshwar Mahadevji Temple and Jalandharnath Mahadevji Temple.
- Baba Ramdevji and Thakurji Lord Krishna Temple. It is at Bus Stand Bagra. It has deities of Baba Ramdevji and Lord Krishna and Radha. It is the main temple for villagers. It is currently being reconstructed and renovated by contribution of all villagers under inspiration & guidance of Seth Shri MangiLalji Bhabutaji Ghodawala.
- Jagnath Mahadevji Temple Ugmanavas Bagra.
- Ambaji Temple Bus Stand Bagra.
- Thakurji / Lord Krishna Temple in Rajpurohiton ka Atmanavas Bagra.
- Vishwakarmaji Temple in Sutharon ka Vas Bagra.
- Vaniyeshwar Mahadevji Temple on a hilltop on south west side after crossing rail tracks.
- Jageshwari Devi/ Jwalamukhi Devi Temple of Kuldevi of Rajpurohits near Bus Stand Bagra.
- Nilkanth Mahadevji Temple near Bus Stand Bagra.
- Than of Junjar Jorji Jagarwal (Mamaji Bavji) at Gundariya Bera Bagra.
- Than of Junjar Kevaji Jagarwal at Dhibda Bera Bagra.
- Than of Junjar Bhutaji Jagarwal at Padar Bera Bagra.
- Step-well - There is a beautiful Bawdi behind the Mahavir Swami Jain Temple. It was the main source of water for drinking and domestic use for the villagers before 1968 when they got tap water. There are bathing and washing places with water flowing from the Bawdi through oxen-driven chain.
Latitude 25.2000°, Longitude 72.5833°, Altitude 501 feet
Lat (DMS) 25° 12' N , Long (DMS) 72° 35' E, Altitude 152 meters
Its railway station name is Marwar Bagra and is on the Samadari-Bhildi section of North Western Railway. The Railway Board proposes to convert this meter gauge route to broad gauge in near future.
Bagra is well connected to all nearby towns by all weather roads. Buses ply through Bagra to all major places. Taxis are available at all times for nearby places.
- Bagra to Jalore 18km,
- Bagra to Bhinmal 55 km,
- Bagra to Jodhpur 160 km,
- Bagra to Ahmedabad 355 km,
- Bagra to Sirohi 55 km,
- Bagra to Sirohi Road 75 km,
- Bagra to Abu Road 125 km,
- Bagra to Mount Abu 140 km,
- Bagra to Jaisalmer 315 km,
- Bagra to Ranakpur 110 km,
- Bagra to Kheteshwar Brahmadham Tirthakshetra Asotra 125 km,
- Government Senior Secondary School, Bagra.
- Pink Model Secondary School, Bagra.
Agriculture and animal husbandry are main occupations of the people of Bagra.
Bagra is a major production centre of cash crops like oilseeds
, and arandi in Jalore district.
In last decade many entrepreneurs have set up small scale granite
units in Bagra.
- Jeevdaya Gayatri Gaushala: Set up in year 2000 on Jalore(Jalor) –Bagra Road. The Gaushala take care of the cows with public donation.