Locust Attack in Rajasthan

Locust Attack in Rajasthan in 2019 2020

Locust attack in Rajasthan and Gujarat during 2019-20 is believed to be one of the worst in last 60 years. It has been estimated that locusts have damaged crops across an area of at least 3.6 lakh hectares in 10 districts of Western Rajasthan. Since May 2019, farmers in western Rajasthan have been badly hit …

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Rathore Rulers of Barmer

In earlier times, Barmer was known by the name “Mallinath” (मल्लिनाथ) after Mallinath, the son of Rao Salkha. Mallinath is considered a God and still worshiped by Rajputs. The area around the “Luni” river was called “Malani” or “मलानी”, derived from the name Mallinath. In the 18th century, British rulers adopted the name Barmer or …

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Battle of Siwana

Siwana is a Tehsil in Barmer district in Indian state of Rajasthan, located 151 km from Barmer. Battle of Siwana happened in 1308 when Malik Kamaluddin, a general of Alauddin Khilji defeated Sheetal deo of Siwana. Battle of Siwana: In 1308, forces of Alauddin Khilji besieged the fort, the people led by Sutal Deo (Sheetal Deo) mounted a …

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