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Banaskanth


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Banaskantha is located in the north-eastern part of Gujarat. The place is named after River Banas, which runs through it.Banaskantha is primarily known for the Ambaji Temple and Balrama Temple, both of which attract a lot of tourists every year.

Banaskantha is also credited with the origin of the Gujarati dance form Garba, which is performed by ladies during festivals and celebrations. The dance form is said to have originated at the hill where Ambaji Temple is located.

It is believed that because of the origination of Garba, the hill came to be known Garbhar which was extorted to Gabbar Hill over the years. The Gabbar Hill forms an important part of the pilgrimage to the state.

Banaskantha is the largest producer of vegetables in Gujarat, with potato being the main crop. Some other crops which are grown in the region include tobacco, castor oil, bajri and psyllium. The city also has some abundant mineral reserves including those of marble, granite, limestone and china clay.

 

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Banaskantha is located in the north-eastern part of Gujarat. The place is named after River Banas, which runs through it.Banaskantha is primarily known for the Ambaji Temple and Balrama Temple, both of which attract a lot of tourists every year


  
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