Mandrayal is a town in the state of Rajasthan, India, with a population of 23,000. It is also known as Mndrail or Mandrael. The nearest towns are Sabalgarh, Karauli. The language spoken is Hindi.
Mandrayal is the main town in the Karauli district. It is most famous for joining the two states of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan and also regarding its history. Puranmal, the Raja of Amber fought in the battle called the Battle of Mandrayal in favour of Mughals. This was in the year 1534. Next year, Bahadur Shah of Gujrat besieged the fort of Chittoor, upon which Humayun himself started to fight against him. Rani Karmawati the widow of Rana Sanga was ruling Chittor as regent. She also tried to be friendly with Mughals and sent a Rakhi to Humayun, but Humayun did not arrive in time. If he had arrived in time and helped Karmawati, perhaps it would have been Sisodias as their close allies. However it were Kachwahas who became the first allies of Mughals in Rajputana. Bharmal's policy towards Mughals was merely extension of his brothers policy.
Bharmal's eldest brother Raja Puranmal died at the Battle of Mandrayal in 1534, while helping Humayun to recapture the fort of Bayana. He had a son named Surajmal or Sooja. But he was not recognised as king and his younger brother Raja Bhim Singh asceneded to the throne of Amber. Bhim Singh was succeeded by his son Raja Ratan Singh and Raja Bharmal succeeded him in 1548, CE.
The main religious festivals are Deepawali, Holi, Gangaur, Teej, Gogaji, Makar Sankranti and Janmashtami, as the main religion is Hinduism. Rajasthan's desert festival[disambiguation needed] is celebrated with great zest and zeal. This festival is held once a year during winters. Dressed in brilliantly hued costumes, the people of the desert dance and sing haunting ballads of valor, romance and tragedy. There are fairs with snake charmers, puppeteers, acrobats and folk performers. Camels, of course, play a stellar role in this festival.
Distances of places
Kota: 270 km
Jaipur: 190 km.
Sawai Madhopur: 146 km
Agra: 155 km
Delhi: 360 km
Sabalgarh: 35 km
The Madhya Pradesh border formed by the Chambal River is 5 km away from Mandrayal.