Mehsana About this sound pronunciation also spelled Mahesana is a city and municipality in Mehsana district, in the Indian state of Gujarat.Mehsana has an average elevation of 265 feet (81 m) above sea level.
Mehsaji Chavda, a Rajput and an heir of Chawda dynasty, established Mehsana. He constructed the Toran (arc gate) of city and a temple dedicated to Goddess Toran in Vikram Samvat 1414, Bhadrapad Sud 10 (1358 AD).It is described by Jaisinh Brahmbhatt in poems of 1932.
Gaekwads conquered Vadodara and established Patan as the administrative headquarters of North Gujarat. Later it was moved to Kadi and subsequently to Mehsana in 1902. They merged it with India after independence in 1947. It was included in Bombay state. Later became part of Gujarat in 1960 after division of Bombay state into Gujarat and Maharashtra. Today Mehsana is a separate district in north Gujarat.
There is a place built by Gaekwads in city known as Rajmahal.
Hindus are the largest religious community of the city. Other minority religious communities includes Muslims, Christians, Sikhs and Jains.
Places of Worship:
It includes Hinglaj Mata temple, Swaminarayan Temple, Gayatri temple, Ambika Mata temple as a major temples. There is a temple dedicated to Ayyappa established by south Indian community.
Simandhar Swami Jain Temple is located near Modhera cross roads. It is 161 ft (49 m) long, 97 ft (30 m) broad and 107 ft (33 m) high. Christian churches includes Mar Greegorious Orthodox Syrian Church.