Historical Events

•Ganesh Pal was the last emperor of Karauli, after him Ganesh Gate is situated in the city is named.

•The people of Yadav descent royal family of Karauli used “Pal” instead of “Singh” after their name because 'Singh' can eat the cows but the literal meaning of Pal is caretaker. This influence is due to Yadhuvansh. 

•Sandal laced garden Darsukh Vilash was a post office of Public Work Department established by emperor Darvakshpal in the 1891 AD.

 •Royal family worship goddess Anjani mother of Hamunamji as Family goddess. There is a grand temple of Goddess Anjani of saffron colour on the hill eastern side of the District Headquarter. 

•In July 1997, Mr. Bhairo Singh Shekhavat prevailing Chief Minister of Rajashtan has separated Dang region from Sawai Madhopur due to which Karauli has emerged as the 32nd district. 

•Mr. Pritam Singh was the first District Collector. •There are six subdivisions in the district, namely  Karauli, Hindaun City, Todabhim, Sapotra, Nadouti, Mandrayal and three municipalities are functioning at Karauli, Hindaun and Todabheem. 

•There are four assembly constituencies -Todabheem, Hindaun, Sapotra and Karauli-Dholpur as parliamentary area in the district. Parliamentary seat and Hindaun assembly constituencies are reserved for Scheduled Caste, and Sapotra and Todabheem are reserved for Scheduled Tribe. 

•Chambal, Kalisil, Bhadrawati, Bhaisavat, Ata, Manchi and Barkheda rivers are flowing in the district. 

•Panchna dam made with the combination of five rivers. Nagtalai, Jaggar, Maamchari, Needar, Kalisil, Khirkhiri, Vairunda reservoir are under the Water Resource Department. 

•The historical relics comprise in the grey painting of red, black pots are found in the Gadh Mora, Kamedi villages of Nadauti Tehsil. 

•Hindaun is called the capital of Prahlad’s father Hiranyakashyap, where God took avatar of Narsihman. There is a temple of God Narsinghji. Demon Hidimbaa, married with Pandav son Bheem, also lived in the nearest forest area. 

•There is a grand temple of Goddess Kaila Maiya in the south of district headquarters and 25 KM away. There is a Khohri Maiya temple 3 K.M. before Kaila Devi temple on the bank of Kalishil River. Languriya songs of here are very famous. 

•Four hundred years old statue of Jain community’s Shree Mahaveerji is present in Chandangaon. A grand fair is held on this holy shrine of Jains from 13 Chaitra to 2 Baisakha. When the grand chariot of Lord Mahaveer passes, Subdivision officer becomes the charioteer. 

•“Kalibai Mahila Shaksharta Unnayan Puraskar” highest prize of literacy in Rajasthan has been awarded to Shri Mahavirji's Sadhvi Late Kamlabai in the year 2005. 

•There is an ancient grand temple of Lord Balaji devotee of Rama in the Mehandipur village of Todabheem subdivision. The half portion of the temple lies in the Sikray Tehsil of Dausa District. 

•The state level Mahashivratri Animal fair is organized every year in the months of FalgunKrishna till 14th by the Animal Husbandry Department in the district headquarter Karauli, in which traders of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh including Rajasthan get involved in buying and selling of ox, camel and horses. 

•Mandrayal town is named upon Saint Mandavya. Pahad Band Balaji and Aravali Mountains are of scenic beauty. The fair is being organized every year in the month of Jyestha on the mausoleum of Nirgunji. 

•Mandrayal Durg is called as the key of the Gwaliar Durg. 

•Timangarh fort is located in the north of tehsil Masalpur, famous for betel farming, built by King Timanpal in the 1049 AD. This fort with two doors and four walls have scenic like Nanad-Bhojai Ka Kua, Rajgiri Ka Pakka Bazar, Oil Well, Badha Chowk, Aamkhas Prashad, temple, Mandal of Kiledar, Pradhan Chhatriyan and associated Garbhgrih, Tehakhaane. This fort is known as “Tripurar Nagari”. Mohammad Gauri has named it “Islamabad” in the year 1196. 

•Surauth town is famous for floor mill roller, which is exported to many countries like Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, including Pakistan. There is also a fortress. 

•The Chauhan King Mordwaj settled village called “ Mora” and Sapotra fortress is situated in the Karauli in the name of Sehra Mata founded by Ratanpal’s sons Udaypal. There is a grand pond in the midst of Sapotra fortress.

 •There is a temple of famous Goddess Barvasan in Adadungar of Sapotra. 

•Munshi Trilokchand Marhur has established Praja Mandal and Karauli Raj Sewak Sangh in the year 1938. There is a stadium in Karauli Headquarter by his name. 

•Swami Dayanand Saraswati came as a state guest of honor in Karauli in the year 1855. 

•Chinkara, Jarakh, Tiger, Jackal are found in Dhauk forest surrounding Kailadevi wildlife sanctuary.

Importance of Karauli district, which is situated in the eastern part of Rajasthan, cannot be underestimated. It was established as 32nd district of the state on 19th July 1997 and this geographical part of the state is home to high diversity. The district has been divided into 6 administrative sub-divisions, while geographically the land area can be divided into three areas namely: Dang Area, Hilly, and Plain land areas.

      There is a lot of cultural diversities in the Karauli district. It is culturally divided into two areas namely: Madh and Jagroti. An influence of Brij culture can be seen across the Karauli district. Fairs and festivals have been the medium of culture in this area.

      The minerals found in this geographical area of the district are recognized regionally and globally. Mandrayal, Masalpur, Sapotara, Todabheem and Hindaun areas have reserves of various types minerals. Silica stone found here is used in large quantity in the manufacturing of glasses for vehicles, while the use of sandstone in the construction of historical and modern buildings describes the importance of the district.

      Green hilly ranges are splendour of Karauli district, while chirping and musical sounds of birds around waterfalls, lakes, and dams provides the picturesque environment. It’s gorgeous palace walls and gates narrate the story of historical ups and downs, while attractive Chataris, historic forts and monuments document and portray the tale of its unbelievable glorious past.

      Litterateurs and artists of this land have contributed immensely to the prestige and glory of the land through getting a national recognition to thoughts and sacraments of this area. Whereas sportsmen and soldiers in national service ,who were born and brought up in village environment of the land, also added prestige to their motherland. Presence of “Char Dham” in Karauli along with religious and communal peace is a unique example of eye catching tourism splendour which is a god gift.