Jodhpur Foundation Day 2023 Date: Suryanagari Jodhpur, popularly known as "The Blue City" and "The Sun City," is commemorating its 565th foundation day. Brahmapuri, which is located immediately below the Mehrangarh Fort and has a history of 564 years with its settlement, respect, and respect, is considered to be the living heritage of Jodhpur.

Who established Jodhpur?

Jodhpur was founded by Rao Jodha on May 12, 1459. 

History of Jodhpur City 

The Rathore Clan has dominated the history of Jodhpur. India's Jodhpur is credited with having its beginnings with Rao Jodha, the leader of the Rathore clan. In 1459, he established Jodhpur. Only he is honoured with the city's name. Marwar was the old name for it. 

How Jodhpur was Created?

Afghans drove the Rathores from their ancestral home of Kaunaj. They ran away to Pali, which is close to modern-day Jodhpur. Rathore Siahaji married a local prince's sister. As a result, the Rathores were able to establish and consolidate their position in this area. They eventually drove the Pratiharas out of Mandore, which is only 9 kilometres from present-day Jodhpur. Mandore functioned as their capital at first, but by 1459, the Rathores felt they needed a safe place to call home. Rao Jodha used this as the impetus to create Jodhpur, often known as the Sun City.

With the exception of Aurangzeb, the Rathores had friendly relations with all the Mughals. Even in his struggle for the throne, Shahjahan received support from Maharaja Jaswant Singh. Maharaja Ajit Singh expelled the Mughals from Ajmer after the death of Aurangzeb and added it to Marwar (now Jodhpur). Jodhpur developed into a beautiful contemporary city during the reign of Maharaja Umed Singh.

The state of Jodhpur was Rajputana's largest by land area during the British Raj. While ruled by the British, Jodhpur flourished. The Marwaris, who were its traders, prospered ceaselessly. They eventually took over as the main trading force in India. India gained independence in 1947, and the state joined the union of India. The second city in Rajasthan was Jodhpur.

Interesting facts about Jodhpur 

  • The Jaswant Thada, Ghanta Ghar, Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, as well as other lovely lakes and temples, are some of the city's top sights. The two most well-known festivals in Jodhpur are the Marwar and Nagaur festivals.

  • One of India's largest forts is Mehrangarh Fort. Rao Jodha constructed this fort in the fifteenth century, but it was extended by his descendants over a period of 500 years. This fort has a lot of mythology and history associated with it. The words "Mehr" (sun) and "Garh" (fort) are the origins of the name Mehrangarh fort.

  • Jodhpur is also called the “Gateway to Thar”, as it is literally on the edge of the Thar desert

  • It is also called the “Sun City” as the sun shines (very bright and hot!) almost every day of the year

  • Jodhpur is the second largest city in the north Indian state of Rajasthan.

  • The forts and palaces, temples and havelis, culture and tradition, spices and fabrics, colour and texture, a booming handicrafts industry, all add up to make this historic city worth a visit.