Bhinmal is a town in the Jalore District of Rajasthan. It is 72 km south of Jalore town. The name Bhinmal is derived from the word Shrimal. Bhinmal was the capital of ancient Gujarat under Gurjar Pratihara Kingdom.
The town is the birth place of the Sanskrit poet Magha and mathematician and astronomer Brahmagupta.
Bhinmal was the capital of ancient Gujarat (Gurjar-desh). The name of the town during the medieval age was Bhillamal. Hiuen Tsang visited Bhillamal (Bhinmal) in about 641 A.D. According to Hiuen Tsang Bhillamala was capital of Gurjara kingdom.
There were several temples of Jain Tirthankar and Hindu god-Ganapatis, Kshetrapalas, Chandikadevis, Shivalingas and others. The temple of Bhinmal known as Jagatsvami was one of the earliest and most famous temples of Rajasthan. The temple had beautiful torana (archway). The temple was perhaps built during the reign of Gurjara Pratiharas who were sun worshippers. A festival was held at temple in the Hindu calendar month of Asvin.
Bhinmal is on Samadari-Bhildi section of North Western Railway. The name of railway station is Marwar Bhinmal. The railway tracks are meter gauge. There are Running convert to broad gauge2008. Bhinmal is connected to all major cities by all weather roads.
There is one sub grid station of 220 KV at Bhinmal.
There are many hotels in the town. Some well known hotels are: Hotel Samarat, Hotel Neelkamal, Hotel Rajdeep and Hotel Sagar. The heritage hotel known as Castle Durjan Niwas is at village Daspan 25 km from Bhinmal. There is a Government Rest house too run by Public Works Department (PWD).