History

Viratnagar is the headquarters of sub division officer,in the Jaipur district and noweasily accessible by a fine metalled road which connects Delhi nd Alwer with Jaipur, the distance from the letter52miles. Identifies this town with Viratnagar, the Capital of Virata,king of the Matsya country. at whose capital the five padava heroes and their spouse Draupadi passed in concealment the 13th year of their exile. the ancient remains of (Bairat ) Viratnagar were visited by Cunningham in the year 1871-72( Vide Archaeological survey Report, vois 2 and 4 ), both of whom have left detailed accounts of what they saw and oh the lagends connected with the places(Bairat) Viratnagar was visited by Dr.D.R.Bhandarkar during the year 1909-10(Vide Archaeological survey of India,Western Circle,for the year ending 31st March,1910) but by no other Archaeologist during the last 26year. The present town of (Bairat)Viratnagar in innermost range coprises many flat-topped hill but unlike those around the ancient city of Taxila .few of them have any recmains of antiquity. Thus the only building on the hill immediately to the east of the Bijak-ki-Phari,which is locally known as Mahadevji -ki-Dungri (Natural Ganesh Temple) are a gateway of the late mugal period giving access to a rock -cut tank ,modern temple in which a them have any recmains of antiquity. Thus the only building on the hill immediately to the east of the Bijak-ki-Phari,which is locally known as Mahadevji -ki-Dungri (Natural Ganesh Temple) are a Bhimji-ki-Dungari (Temple Vajraang Dev Hanuman and Bhemsen Mharaj Temple) and 51saktipeeth one here Maa Mansha Mata aur north side Battour Bharav Temple and Viratnagar Mid town 16th shatabdi Famous god Shree Keshav Rai Temple ,shree Nurshingh Temple,Ram mandir ,Mala devi temple, Panchwati aashram, Paavan dham, and Jain Temple Digmmber or Swetamber part of Historical Natural Place.in this Place birth Cow lover Mahatma Ramchandra veer ji mharaj ,coW's of hunger strike166days (Annsan)and Son Acharya Dharmendra Mharaj Panchkhand Peeth peethadhiswer Birth place Viratnagar mazor Movment Hindu Dharm powerful Spokmen Person of India.Viratnagar Devisthan Temple Shree Keshav Rai Mhant Shree Harishankar Sharma,Shree Ganesh giri Mhant Swami KishorDass,Panchvati Aashram Mhant Shree Umashankar Sharma and social part late Shree CL Sharma,Ratan katyayani,Ramgopal Panday, Pankaj Parashar, Ramanarayan Sharma,Banwari lal saini,Prahlad saini are working program process Viratnagar.



About Viratnagar

The capital of Matsya was at Viratanagar (modern Bairat) which is said to have been named after its founder, king Virata. Meenas are brothers and kinsmen of Virata, the ruler of Virat Nagar. They ruled this area(near to Virat Nagar) till 11th century. The most famous Matsya ruler was Virata, the ally of the Pandavas.Upaplavya was a city in the Meena Kingdom ruled by king Virata. It was the city where the Pandavas camped and planned their strategy for the Kurukshetra War. Kichaka Kingdom was a part of the Matsya kingdom ruled by the Meenas rulers. Kichaka Kingdom was allied to King Virata. The Kichaka king, known by the name Kichaka was the commander-in-chief of the Matsya-army under king Virata. The Meena Kingdom was known as “Matsya” as each of these Janapadas was named after the Kshatriya tribe (or the Kshatriya Jana) who had settled therein. Around 300 BC, the Meena kingdom succumbed to the rising Mauryan empire. The present day Meenas of Rajasthan still follow Vedic culture : they mainly worship Shiva, Hanuman and Krishna as well as the Devas.



Demographics

At the 2001 census, Viratnagar had a population of 17,237. Males constituted 53% of the population and females 47%. Bairat had an average literacy rate of 50%, lower than the national average of 59.5%, male literacy was 65%, and female literacy was 34%. 20% of the population was under 6 years of age