Mini Jallianwala Bagh in Rajasthan’s Banswara: Know why is it named so and the history behind…
Do you know that there is a Mini Jallianwala Bagh in Rajasthan’s Banswara? If no, we hereby bring a story to remind you an inspiring struggle story:
A few Bhils, in 1913, revolted against the ruling government under the leadership of social reformer Govindgiri and Punja.
Hundreds of them were shot dead when they were holding a peaceful meeting at Mangarh hillock to ensure their revolt was suppressed.
The incident is known as mini Jallianwala Bagh massacre.
The place where the incident was held is called as the Mangarh Hillock, and is now considered as a sacred place by the people. They also call this location as Mangarh Dham.
Where is Banswara
Banswara is situated in the southern part of the state of Rajasthan, which is called as City of Hundred Islands. The city was formerly a princely state which was founded by Maharawal Jagmal Singh.
It derived its name from “Bans” which stands for bamboo forests in the area. It has a large number of islands in the Mahi river that flows through Banswara.
The folklore says that the region was ruled by Bhil ruler Bansia who named it Banswara. Later, he was defeated and killed by Jagmal Singh who then became the first Mahraval of the state.
PS: The pic shows a plaque at Mangadh in Rajasthan depicts the massacre of tribals by British forces in 1913, in which an estimated 1,500 people were killed)