Fort of Raipur Rani
|Nickname(s): Rani Raipur|
Location in Haryana, India
Raipur Rani (India)
|Coordinates: 30°34′54″N 77°01′14″E / 30.5818°N 77.02052°ECoordinates: 30°34′54″N 77°01′14″E / 30.5818°N 77.02052°E|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-HR|
Raipur Rani is a census town in Panchkula district in the Indian state of Haryana. It is Located on the Chandigarh- Nahan-Paonta Sahib-Dehradun highway 30 kilometers east from the Chandigarh-Mohali-Panchkula urban cities combine. It is about 20 kilometers from the Dera Bassi Industrial belt and 10 kilometers from the Barwala industrial estate. Narayangarh in the Ambala District is the next large town in its proximity.
Raipur Rani was founded in 1420 by a Chauhan Rajput named Rao Rai Singh, one of the sons of Rana Har Rai who came from Ajmer, and was ruled till Indian Independence by his descendants who were titled Rao Sahib.
Fort of Raipur Rani
As of 2001 India census, Raipur Rani had a population of 7027. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Raipur Rani has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 63%. In Raipur Rani, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age. It is also known for its mythological and historical importance. It is believed that The tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh had visited the Rajput Queen of Raipur and hence named the place after the queen. The younger son of Queen was converted to Sikhism. Descendants of her son still live in nearby villages and are Chauhan Sikh Rajputs
It is a place which has bounty of nature in its realms. Popular picnic spot called as Morni Hills is also within a proximity of 10 kilometers.
Sharda Mata (Maa Sarasvati Devi) Temple Chotta Trilok Pur
The sacred and holy Temple Complex of Sharda Mata is located in the village of Chhota Trilokpur 11 km from Raipur Rani on the border of Harayana and Himachal Pradesh. This Temple Belongs to Maa Sarawati Goddess of Education. Many Mythical stories and legends are prevalent about the old history of this holy temple of Shri Sharda Mata. According to one of these old accounts thousands of years ago, this village formed part of the old Nahan state of Himachal Pradesh. http://shardamata.com/
Raipur Rani is growing up as Education Hub. There are so many high & senior secondary schools in Raipur Rani, providing both English and Hindi education. Among these are the Government Senior Secondary School (Co-Education). There are 2 industrial training institutes.
There are also many computer training centers which are providing IT education with latest technologies named as Guideline Computer Centre and many others.
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.