Hin: चूरू c(h)urū

‘Churuman’s City’  – City/District, Rajasthan

King Churaman, a Rajput, founded Chura  in the Jangladesh region  [Skt: jangala, ‘desert’; Skt: deśa, ‘country’] in 1620. Thereafter ii was ruled by Rathore Rajputs and then became part of Bikaner state in 1871. Churu is famous for its havelis (traditional mansions decorated with murals): the six-storied Surana Haveli has more than 1,000 doors.

Churu is also called the ‘Gateway to the Thar Desert’.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Rajasthan place names.


Haveli in Churu    hatschiputh