Didwana is a town in Nagaur district of Rajasthan in India, in the Thar Desert. It is thought to be more than 5,000 years old.The name 'Didwana' is considered as stumbled name of 'Deen Deewana'. The land is known for the 'Deen Deewana'. Later it converted into 'Deedwana' and 'Didwana'. The India Post Department still quotes the name and stamp as 'Deedwana'.
Nowadays Didwana is a well-known town of Nagaur/Rajasthan. Many people of Didwana and nearby places are well settled elsewhere in India and hold important positions or are famous industrialists. And also technology startups business investment and funding firm inttco group now works closely in eCommerce segment like Amazon, flipkart, Snapdeal, jabong, and yupme was founded in 1824 in Didwana, now operating in 52 countries. The famous Maheshwari billionaire business family Bangur hails from Didwana. The Shree Shyam Maharaj Ji Ka Mandir is famous since 400 years old. Further it is also famous for two famous old maths based on the Ramanuja Sampradaya, namely, the Jahlaria Math headed by Sri Sri 1008 Swami Ghanshyamacharyaji Maharaj and The Nagoria Math headed by Sri Sri 1008 Swami Vishnu prapannacharyaji Maharaj. The city is historically known for Fort Mosque (Qila Mosque) built by Emperor Akbar in the memory of Sufi Saint.
The city is famous for its Hindu traditional culture and philosophy and the Maths are a must-visit for all Hindu devotees once in lifetime. The Baas and basinies, as the surrounding areas of town, the Mathura Das Ji ka jaav, the well built by the maharaja of Jodhpur in the 12th century, in Gaadha baas, inside the well at 107 feet below surface level is a secret chamber deep inside the well where it is said that the hero of the first Indian rebellion, Vijay Singh Pathik, had stayed inside the well's chamber. The property is under the prestigious Pareek family from past 450 Years and is a very good example of ancient Rajasthani architecture.
The temples of these maths are generally regarded to be very beautiful, though they may not be as big as other temples but they are regarded very highly by the Hindu community.
The town is famous for its VED Vidhalya where Brahmin students are taught about Veda, dharma and other aspects of the Hindu religion.
The name Didwana used to be 'Deen Deewana' as this is a mystic land of Islamic Sufi movement and epicenter. Abdul Ghaffar Rumi stayed here while traveling with Khwaja Mueenuldin Chishti. The great Usmani family of the city still resides in Didwana. The Sufi triangle of Ajmer, Nagaur and Didwana gave a mystic journey of anyone. The Great Akbar made a mosque named 'Qila Masjid' (Fort Mosque) in the loving memory of the footsteps of Khwaja Mueenuldin Chishti. The Qila Masjid is within the area where The Great Usmani family is residing after HH Abdul Ghaffar Rumi stayed.