Swarnim Gujarat- Rangam

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Gujarat is a very vast and a fast developing state at the west of India. This state has 29 districts. Largest city by population is Ahmedabad

and by area is Surat. It has its representation in puranas. Lord Krishna was the king of Dwarika which is at present in Gujarat. Gujarat has one of the twelve Shiva mandiras of India is Somanath. Gujarat has its precious contribution in giving freedom to India from britishers. Mahatma gandhi,Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel were the freedom fighters from Gujarat. Gujarat has its own language known as Guajarati. There are many religions followed in Gujarat. In Gujarati language there are different ways of speaking (folk languages or dialects) like Surati,Mehsani,Kathiyawadi and many more. Gujarati language has its own script of writing. In the Swarnim year of Gujarat Shri Narendra Modi started the VANCHE GUJARAT ABHIYAN and VAAVE GUJARAT ABHIYAN and many programmes for girl child.

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Gujarat has many big cities like

Ahmedabad,Vadodara,Rajkot,Jamnagar,Surat. Gujarat has many industrial towns such as Vapi,Ankleshwar,Bharuch etc. Gujarat has one international airport at Ahmedabad. This state has the one and only sanctuary of lions in India in the valleys of Girnar known as Gir. It has many tourist attractions like Nal sarovar which is bird sanctuary,Zarvani waterfall,runn of Kutch and many more.. Gujarat has a good agricultural land and here cotton,sugarcane,wheat,bajra etc grow in a good amount. Gujarat produce max. number of cotton in India.JAI JAI GARVI GUJARAT 5

Gujarat has largest coastline among all states of

India. It has 1600 km which is 30% of Indian coastline most of it lies in kathiyawad peninsula. It is covered from three sides with sea. It has 19 districts and 10 sea coasts. It has 52 active ports. It has 196,024 of total land area. Gujarat has famous Sun temple at Modhera made by the Solanki kings. This state is bordered with Rajasthan,Maharastra and Madhya Pradesh. It also has Int.border with pakistan.JAI JAI GARVI GUJARAT 6

Adalaj VavAdalaj is a village 18 kms to the north of Ahmedabad . The 'Vav' (step-well) at Adalaj derives its name from the lady patron, Ruda, wife of the Vaghela chief, Virsinh; who built it in the 15th or 16th century AD. . Aina MahalThe last ruler of Kutch Maharao Madansinhji established the "Maharao of Kutch Aina Mahal Trust on 1st January, 1977. Ashokan Rock EdictsAshoka's edicts, issued after his switch to Buddhism,

TOURIST PLACES,GUJARAT

were designed to bring about large-scale recognition of Buddhism. Bhadra FortThe Bhadra Fort of Ahmedabad is another place to be visited in the city. The place is a venue for Republic Day and Independence Day celebrations in Ahmedabad. Bhujia Hill Fort (Near Bhuj)At a short distance from Bhuj town

is the hill fort of Bhujia, the top surrounded by a parapet wall of no great strength, entered by one gate, and enclosing an irregular area with a few scattered buildings.examples of royal architecture in the early on 20th century.

Digvir Niwas PalaceThe Digvir Niwas Palace is one of the supreme

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Calioc Textiles MusiumThe museum in its present, new setting creates a

charming atmosphere, with courtyards, gardens, fountains, quiet passages and evocative settings created with the textiles themselves to show how they were used: religious textiles, cloth is used in royal court etc. Ethnology MuseumThe museum epitomizes the rustic life styles of the Kachchhi villager containing around 4500 exhibits. Also, there are more than 1500 uncommon books on art and culture. This museum has five major sections. Fort of Diu (Junagarh)Fort of Diu was built over six years from 1535 A.D., following a defence alliance between Bahadur Shah, Sultan of Gujarat, and the Portuguese, when Humayun, the Mughal Emperor, attacked the former. Kachchh MuseumThe Kutch Museum at Bhuj initially formed part of the School of Art established by Maharao Khengarji on 1st July, 1877. It is the oldest museum of Gujarat. Kanthkot Fort (100 Kms From Bhuj)Kanthkot, 100 kms from Bhuj, is an old fort on the peak of an lonely rocky hill about five km in circumference in Bhachau Taluka. It has walls built of massive blocks repaired in many places by smaller stones. Lakhota Fort & Kotha Bastion (JAMNAGAR)LakhotaFort isJamnagar'sMuseum and its terraces exhibit a very well collection of sculpture that spans a time from the 9th to 18th Century. Rani Ni VavStep-wells, subterranean structures with steps leading down to the water level, are found in large numbers in the arid regions of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Watson MuseumKey exhibits are copies ofartefactsfromMohenjodaro,

13thcentury carvings, silverware, natural history exhibits and textiles . Possibly the most startling piece is a vast 19th century marble statue of Queen Victoria

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Vadodara Museum and Picture GalleryFounded bytheGaekwadsin 1894 AD, the museum has an impressive collection on art and archaeology, natural history, geology and ethnology. Uperkot Fort (Junagarh)The fort has many interesting exhibits like the two cannons placed on the western wall and believed to have been cast in Egypt. The bigger one is the colossal 5 m long cannon called 'NilamTope'.

The Toran of VadnagarThe'Toran',calledthe'KirtiStambha'(Temple Arch) in other regions, is a semireligious or civic form that flourished under theSolankirule in Gujarat. Sharad Baug PalaceTheSharadBaugPalace situated to the east ofHamirsarLake was the orchard retreat of Maharao Madan Sinh, who signed the treaty of succession and commissioned theKandlaport. It is an Italian style mansion.

Shaking MinaretsThe Shaking Minarets are two minarets locatedat theSidiBashirmosque, near the Sarangpur Gate and about 1.5 kilometers south of railway station ofAhmedabadcity, in the state JAI JAI GARVI GUJARAT 9 of Gujarat.

Aji,Ambika,Banas,Bhadar,Bhikda,Bhodavo,daman

Rivers in Gujarat

Ganga,Dhadhar,Gautami,Ghelo,Hathmati,Kalubhar,Keri,Khar i,Lilka,Lindio,Meshwo,Ootavali,Purna,Rangholi,Sabar,Sanosa ri,Shedhi,Shetrunji,Sonpari,Talaji,Vatrak,Vishwamitri,Narmad a,Tapi,Mahi. 35% 23% 41% 27% 15% 11% 30% 18% 25% 26% of of of of of of of of of of Petrochemical production Crude Oil (On shore) Chemical products Groundnut production Cargo Handling Cotton production Natural Gas (On shore) Mineral production Textile production Pharmaceutical productsJAI JAI GARVI GUJARAT 10

Gujarat has a dam built up on river Narmada

named as Sardar Sarovar. Gujarat is ahead in field of automobiles, General Motors has its factory in Gujarat and now TATA Nano is being produced in Gujarat. Even Maruti Suzuki and Ford are also starting their production in Gujarat. Now Mr.Amitabh Bahchan is brand ambassador of Gujarat state. Gujarat has many more attractions like patoda of Patan,bandhani of Jamnagar and other architectural monuments. Gujarat is progressing at the speed of rocket.

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Ahmedabad is named after its king Ahmed

Shah on the bank of river Sabarmati. It has many attractions like Kankariya lake, science city etc. It has international airport and international cricket stadium (Sardar Patel cricket stadium). It has the famous Sabarmati ashram on bank of river Sabarmati. It has many cotton textile industries. It has Gujarat University for education. It has a grill named as Sidhi Saiyed ni Jali and it is know for is beautiful carvings.JAI JAI GARVI GUJARAT 13

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Sardar Patel stadium has sitting capacity of

48000 and has flood lights first ODI played their was Ind vs Aus in 1984 and first test match played was Ind vs West Indies in 1983.

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Vadodara is a city named after banyan tree. Vadodara has Laxmi Vilas palace known for its beautiful carvings. It has airport and has international cricket stadium. It has many industries such as IPCL,GSFC,Alembic and Sarabhai

Chemicals. Vadodara was ruled by Sir Syajirao Gayakwad. After his name Maharaja Sayajirao University of Vadodara is there. It is well reputed not even in India in foreign too. Near Vadodara there is Ajwa sarovar situated.

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The city of Rajkot is located in the Saurastra

province of Gujarat state. It is famous for its food items such as Fafda and Ganthiya. Its has many tourist attractions like palace of Rajkot and many more. It has Int.Cricket stadium and a airport.

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Surat is on the bank of river Tapi. IT is known for production of diamonds. Surat has many varieties of food items. The famous sweet of Surat is GHARI. Surat is also famous for its silk textile. It is also famous for its diamond market.

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TheSomnath Temple located in thePrabhas Kshetranear

VeravalinSaurashtra, on the western coast ofGujarat,India, is one of the twelveJyotirlingashrines of the GodShiva. Somnath means "The Protector of (the) Moon God". The Somnath Temple is known as "the Shrine Eternal", having been destroyed six times and rebuilt six times.Most recent

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