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Banswara District is situated in south Rajasthan in India. Banswara princely state was founded by Maharawal Jagmal Singh. It is named for the "bans" or bamboo forests in the area. It is also known as 'City of Hundred Islands', due to presence of numerous islands in the Mahi River, which flows through Banswara. Banswara district forms eastern part of the region known as Vagad or Vagwar. The district was formerly a princely state ruled by the Maharavals. It is said that a Bhil ruler Bansia or Wasna, ruled over it and Banswara was named after his name. Bansia was defeated and killed by Jagmal Singh who became the first Maharaval of the princely state.
Being in the Southern part of Rajasthan, its boundary meets with Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. A compact culture is the result of this inter-regional neighborhood. The so called Vagdi Culture is nothing but a mixture of Gujarati, Malwi, Rajasthani and Mewari cultures. Banswara district is rich of forests, hills and wildlife. Tribals are the natives of this region. The place is known "Lodhi Kashi" for its ancient temples and natural beauty.
Banswara District Court was established by order of State Government of Rajasthan on 21.05.1975. Banswara Judgeship comprises of a Court of District & Sessions Judge, one Court of Additional District & Sessions Judge, one Court of Civil Judge (Senior Devision) & Chief Judicial Magistrate, two Courts of Additional Civil Judge (Senior Devision) & Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, four Courts of Civil Judge (Junior Devision) & Judicial Magistrate, one Court of Additional Civil Judge (Junior Devision) & Judicial Magistrate and two Courts of Gram Nyayalayas. There are 6 Courts at Banswara District Headquarter, 02 Courts at Garhi Tehsil Headquarter, 1-1 Court each at Kushalgarh, Bagidora & Ghatol Tehsil Headquarters and 1 Gram Nyayalaya at Talwara Panchayat Samiti.