Chhoti Khatu is a small town in Nagaur District (Rajasthan), India situated on delhi jodhpur railway line. It is 65 km away from Nagaur and 30 km away form Didwana. CHHOTI KHATU is an Archeological Interest Tourist Places.
We have khandia dungar a small but very beautiful hill right in the north of village and top of the hill we have a famous karnimata temple the protective God-Mother for villagers. Little down the rightside a newly built hanuman temple is situated on the oneside edge of the hill.
Schools are up to ssc level and two B.Ed college and a well facility hospital makes it a preferred and favorite destination for students and patients.
Shri chhoti khatu Hindi Pustakalaya (library) is well for the collection of thousands of hindi poetry books.
Khatu stone mines are very famous and most widely used to build houses, even jodhpur city peoples export it for there use. yellow sand stone popularly called bhuvana ka bhata widely and perferbly used to make carved and artistic doors and windows called jharokhas is in great demand.
The town is well connected with delhi, jaipur, jodhpur, ajmer, nagaur, and all the other major big cities or villages. Chhoti Khatu is a example of communal harmony and peace. hindu jain muslims are the majority of population. people are very loving and cooperative to one other.
- Archeological Interest
- Baba Nirbhayramji ki bagichi.
- Phool Bawadi
- Swadhya Bawdi
- Mahadev temple and the ancient ganesh temple
- baba ramdev mandir
- gogaji ka than
- shitla mata mandir
- shyam baba mandir
are the rich and ancient heritage of this village.
Let’s take a look of History
Khatu’s old name was Shatkup (six wells).
When Shak rulers came to India then they brought two new wells with them which were called Shakandhu (Stepwell) & Kalandh (Rahat). Accoring to Prathivraj Raso Khatu’s old name was Khatwan. Old Khatu is almost destroyed.
Now there are two villages, one is called Bari Khatu & other Chhoti Khatu. On the hillock of Chhoti Khatu a small fort is standing. Fort was built by Prathviraj Chouhan. An old stepwell is located in Chhoti Khatu, known as Phool Bawadi, it is believed that this stepwell was constructed in Gurjara Pratihara period. This stepwell is artistic in its style of architecture, here a Karni mata tampel is situated on top of a straight hill. it is very Old tample.
Air – The nearest airport is Jodhpur (135 kms), Jaipur (293 kms).
Rail – Nagaur is connected with Jodhpur, Bikaner & Delhi Jaipur via Merta Road.
Bus – Regular buses operate from Nagaur to Ajmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur & Delhi.
About Nagaur District
Glorified by the bards, the history of Nagaur finds mention even in the Mahabharata. The kingdom of Ahichhatrapur which Arjun is said to have conquered and subsequently offered to his Guru Dronacharya, was perhaps some of the area of the Nagaur district. The birth place of Meera and Abul Fazal, Nagaur district has a charbhuja and Parsawanath Temple at Merta and the Dargah of Sufi Saint Tarkin at Nagaur city. Nagaur also witnessed the valour of Great RaO Amar Singh Rathor who challenged the mighty Mughal empire. The large old Fort has many glorious tales of bravery of the erstwhile rulers of the states.
Nagaur District is situated between 260.25″ & 270.40″ North Latitude & 730.10″ & 750.15″ East Longitude. It is situated amidst seven districts namely Bikaner, Churu, Sikar, Jaipur, Ajmer, Pali, Jodhpur. Nagaur is the fifth largest district in Rajasthan with a vast terrain spreading over 17,718 sq. K.M. Its geographical spread is a good combine of plain, hills, sand mounds & as such it is a part of the great Indian Thar Desert.
The present district of Nagaur finds a place in the heart of the Rajasthan state. If we draw a cross over the map of Rajasthan the centre of this cross is bound to fall in the district of Nagaur. Before the merger of the states, Nagaur was a part of the erstwhile Jodhpur State.
After indepenence, Nagaur had the honour of being selected as the place in the country from where the Democratic Decentralisation process was launched by the late Shri Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India on the 2nd October 1959.