History of Tijara

If you are a history loving person, you must visit Tijara that will mesmerize you with many historical monuments like forts, tombs and temples etc. Many archeological remains such as sculptures and images are discovered from this region that throw lights to the rich and ancient history of Tijara. Tijara in Alwar district of Rajasthan is a historically significant place from the Vedic Yug. The city got its name from “Raja Tejpal” descendent of Anangpal Tomar.

History of Tijara Tijara was mentioned in the book ‘Mirat ul Masaud’. The book narrates how Mahhadi Barah Hazari, who was an officer of Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni, attaked Dhundgarh near Rewari and the Raja here fled to his kinsman Rao Tej Pal Ahir of Rewari. Latter, Saiyad Ibrahim was killed in a night attack. But, Ghazi Saiyyad Salar Masud, his disciple forced Tej Pal to go to Tijara, as three relatives of Salar were killed there in a battle.

We can see the tombs of some associates of Syed Mohammad Barah Hazari, Roshan Shaheed, Rukn Alam Shaheed and Bhakan Shaheed in and around Tijara town. They are important pilgrim places now. Another tomb of Syed Hameeduddin, the cousin of Saiyad Ibrahim Mashhadi can also be found at Kot Qaism, which is 20 km away from Tijara town. He was injured after the battle of Tijara to Rewari.

Another book ‘Ain-i-Akbari” of Mughal King Akbar mentions the Khanzadas and a Thathar Rajput tribe were living in Tijara and they occupied a brick fort. It was said that the tribe had 2000 infantry soldiers and 400 cavalry at its disposal.

All the historical evidences ensure the fact that Tijara was a well-developed region. An image of Shri 1008 Bhagwan Chandraprabhu was discovered here in 1956 that reveals a remarkable history of influence of Jainism in the town.

Ahirs or Yadavs were the inhabitants of Tijara city since ancient times. Yadav King Charu Rao was the king of Tijara once. In 1043 A.D. the family of King Harpal of Tijara settled in Surgeda village in the Dabur area of modern Delhi. People of this village still write ‘Rao’ as their surnames, as their connection with the rulers of Tijara. Before partition in 1947, Khanzadas community also lived here in large number.
History of Tijara
In 1956, while digging, as a part of excavation work for widening the roads, a small ‘Talghar’ was found. An idol on Shravan Shukla Dashmi was found in which the date “vaishakh Shukla 3, 1554 vikram Samvat” was written. Later, a white idol of Bhagwan Chandraprabhu was discovered in 1972. Tijara Fort, which was built by Maharaja Balwant Singh, is another historical monument in Tijara city. Neermrana Hotels group converted the fort into a heritage hotel.

If you ever plan to visit Rajasthan, please try to spend a few days or hours to visit Tijara city. It is sure that you can return with some beautiful photographs in your camera and a handful of memories in your mind.

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