Jodhpur 564rd Foundation Day: Suryanagari Jodhpur, also called ‘The Blue City’ and ‘The Sun City’ is celebrating its 564th Foundation Day. The living heritage of Jodhpur, which has a history of 564 years with its settlement, respect, and respect, is Brahmapuri, situated just below the Mehrangarh Fort.
Jodhpur was founded by Rao Jodha on May 12, 1459.
Originally the abode of Brahmins and Pandits of the Shrimali society, the narrow streets of ancient Brahmapuri, the curved and blue coloured traditional houses like mazes, also give the city the distinction of being a Blue City in the true sense. Once the capital of Marwar, Jodhpur was established as well as the glory of the princely state of Brahmpuri, settled by Rao Jodha, can be gauged from the fact that even the kings of Marwar used to come to Brahmpuri, then Chandpol used to enter Brahmapuri after getting down from the horse at the door.
According to Muhnot Nansi, this was a way of showing their respect to the Brahmin class. According to the plan of the Marwar king, the Brahmins closest to the fort were also settled in it and named Brahmapuri. This scholarly region has a glorious history of its own. In the medieval period, Shrimali Ghosh used to resonate in the heavenly voices from the Shrutio mantras of the Vedas. ‘
According to the legends written by Marwar, Shrimali Brahmins used to be proficient in every art at that time. According to the proficiency of Shrimali Brahmins, experts in Ayurveda and Veda Vedang, in the artefacts, astrology, the calculation of time, in the armory of the state, according to their proficiency.
This settlement is as it is today and is also the choice of people coming from the country and abroad. This is the reason that the adoption of the adjoining houses around here, the morals and rites of this city are keeping this city alive till date according to its tradition.
On 12 May 1952, coincidentally Jodhpur Foundation Day (Sthapna Divas, Rao Jodha laid the foundation of Jodhpur in 1459), throne and titles were passed to Gaj Singh II at the age of 4. He is affectionately known as 'Bapji'.@FortMehrangarh pic.twitter.com/W35SSa3o7J— Royal Archives (@oroyalarchives) May 12, 2021