Information Of Falna
Falna is a town in Pali District in Indian state of Rajasthan. It is an important railway station on Ahmedabad-Jaipur railway line. Falna is 65 km from the district headquarter of Pali.
Falna is the nearest railhead to famous Ranakpur temples. The temples are 28 km from Falna. In Falna itself, there is a Jain Golden Temple. This is also a visitor attraction.
Falna is the one of the main Industrial Hubs of Pali District in Rajasthan. Falna has many small and big scale industries. Umbrella and its parts are manufactured at most of the industries here. Due to this, Falna is also called as the Umbrella City. The major umbrella manufacturing groups are Santosh/Sahchari group, Shri Ram group, Shankheshwar group, Gaurav Ind, etc The top industries after umbrella manufacturing include dish antenna/satellite receivers manufacturing, granite polishing, and electronics. Some people also call this town the "Satellite City" of Rajasthan.
Falna had a population of 21,011. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. falna has an average literacy rate of 59%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 71%, and female literacy is 46%. In Falna, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Over the years many people from Falna have migrated to Mumbai and other places and settled there.
Falna station and Falna village
Falna is divided into two parts- Falna station and Falna village. Falna village is about five kilometers from Falna station. It is a small village having beautiful sceneries. Falna station has a large industrial area. It is famous for its umbrella industry and radios also.
Around 1881, Falna was initially set up as a Railway station in Rajputana State Railway later in Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway. Falna station is the second most earning station after Ajmer in the Ajmer Railway division.
The Jain community in Falna is one of the main religions of the town. Many people of Jain community have migrated to Mumbai and other places. The Jain people celebrate many festivals like Mahavir Jayanti, Paryushan Parva, Samvatsari, etc. Jain Temples in Falna include Shri Shantinathji Temple, The Golden Temple, Shri Sarvodaya Parshvanath Temple, Dadawadi Temple, Kesariyaji Temple, Ambaji Temple and Vallabh Vihar.
Falna has seven main areas: Baazar Chowraha, Sagar Colony, Nehru Colony, Mahadev Gali, Shripal Nagar, Indira Colony and Industrial Estate. The Baazar Chowraha includes the Golden Temple and other main firms and shops. Sagar Colony was named after Shri Sagarmal Chopra. Nehru Colony is the most populated area of Falna where the majority includes Jain and Hindu people. It is a very large colony. Mahadev Gali is located near the Railway station.Indira Colony is located towards the end of Falna in the North. Here most of the lower class people lives. The Industrial Estate is situated in east end and has the road to the highway which is only 10 km away. About 90 percent of industries are located here.
Places of interest
The Jain Golden Temple in Falna is well known and popular among tourists. The temple was built with 100 kg of gold donated by the Jain temple community of Falna. The entire temple structure is coated with this gold. The main idol is made of black granite.
Another temple, Nimbo Ka Nath Mahadev Temple, situated on the road to Sanderao, is worth a visit. There are many other places of interest (mostly temples) which includes Khareshwarji, Ambaji Mandir, Shitla Mata Mandir, Chandrabholeshwar Mahadev Mandir, Shani Maharaj Mandir Hanuman Mandir, Nilkanth Mahadev Mandir,Pashupatinath Shiv Mandir, Baba Ramdev Mandir etc.
Apart from Ranakpur, few other Jain temples are Astapadh Jain Tirth, Sai Dham at Rani, Rajasthan , Shri Parswanath Jain Tirth, Varkana, etc. There are large green grounds and high mountains like Jadri, Khudala, Dhani, Shree Sela, Narlai, Rani, Rajasthan, Sadri, Bedal etc.
Falna is an education centre of surrounding area. Falna has about 20 primary schools, 2 higher secondary schools and a college. S.P.U. College, Falna is a Prime Higher Education Institution not only in the Jodhpur Division, but also in the State of Rajasthan.
The popular private schools of the town are: Saint Paul, K.S.Lodha Public School,Jubilee School, Noble, Emmanual and Vidhya Jyoti schools. K.S Lodha Public School is the one of the two CBSE affiliated school in surroundings. St.Paul is another CBSE school.