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Sirohi

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Sirohi is a city in southern Rajasthan state in western India. It is the administrative headquarters of Sirohi District and was formerly the capital of the princely state of the same name ruled by Deora Chauhan Dabi Rajput. It has five Tehsils : Abu Road, Sheoganj, Reodar, Pindwara, and Sirohi itself. It is also known as Devnagari. The nearest railway station to Sirohi is Sirohi Road. The main station is Abu Road railway station. Otaram Rebari from Rabari community is the MLA of Sirohi.Sirohi got first rank in 33 districts of Rajasthan for "Swach bharat Abhiyan " in year 2014.GeographySirohi is located at. It has an average elevation of 321 metres (1053 ft).HistoryThe Name Sirohi had been derived by "Siranwa" hills on the Western Slope of which it stands. Colonel Tod in his book "Travels in Western India" has suggested that the names of the territory might have derived from its position at the head (Sir) of the desert (Rohi), Sirohi also named as "Sword" and this had led some people to believe that this State of brave Deora Chauhans received it present name due to its widespread fame of its Swords i.e. Sirohi means " Self Respect is most important even if head may be detached " in other words "A Rajput of Sirohi may die for Self Respect." Sirohi, is said to have taken its name from Sirohi from Siranwa hill, on the western slope at which it stands. In 1405, Rao Sobhaji founded the town of Shivpuri on the eastern slope of Siranwa Hill. Shivpuri today lies in ruins. In 1425, his son and successor, Sehastramal (or Sahastramal, Sehastramal), founded a fortress on the eastern slope of the same hill, which became his capital and grew into the present-day town of Sirohi.
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