Bhilawara is the 42nd largest Hindi speaking city of India with the total population of 3.5 Lakh. Major employment in Bhilwara is in Agriculture, Textile, Mine and in Construction Industry. Bhilwara has 62% Agriculture workers, 35% Industry and other workers and 3% Household workers. Bhilwara is a good agricultural belt because of the Banas, Kothari, Menali, Bedach, Khari and Mansi meander. Bhilwara is also blessed with various types of minerals. Bhilwara district comes in Aravalli ranges. According to substantiation, the present Bhilwara city had a mint where coins known as BHILADI were minted and from this denomination was derived the name of the district. And other story goes like this that a tribe known as Bheel who helped Maharana Pratap in war against the Mughal King Akbar lived in Bhilwara region and thats why this area came to be known as Bheel+Bada (Bheels area), Bhilwara. The oldest part of this town was set up in the middle of the 11th century by building a Krishna Radha mandir that still exists and is known as the Bada Mandir. There is also reference to Arjuna having fought here during the Mahabharata period. Historical records show that a town named Mandal close to Bhilwara served as the military base for the Mughals when they attacked Chittaurgarh.