Maroth (मारोठ) is a place situated in Nawan tehsil of Nagaur District in India. It is approximately 11 km away from Nawan & 11 km away from the Kuchaman Road railway station. It is a place of archaeological interest for tourists coming from different parts of the world. The Maroth Fort belonged to the ancestors of the erstwhile royal family of Jiliya, which was a First Class Sirayat of the Princely State of Jodhpur.
The Rathore Rajpoots trace their origins to Rama, the hero of the epic Ramayana, and thence to the Sun.The son of Rao Duda (fourth son of Rao Jodha, founder of Jodhpur, and his wife Rani Chauhaniji), Thakur Raghunath Singh, established the Five Magnificent Forts in Maroth near Nawa/Nawan (better known as Panchmahal Maroth).
The Raghunathsinghot branch of the Mertia Rathores is named after him.
The Rulers of Panchmahal Maroth, Jiliya were:
Thakur RAGHUNATH SINGH,
Established the Five Magnificent Forts in Maroth, better known as Panchmahal Maroth
Thakur VIJAY SINGH (eldest son, Vijaysinghot branch of Mertia Rathores)
Thakur BAGH SINGH
Thakur NAHAR SINGH
Thakur SHER SINGH
Thakur BAKHTAWAR SINGH
Thakur BIJAY SINGH
The Title of the rulers “Tazeem Naresh” is derived from the Urdu word Tazeem (Tazim) meaning Respect or Honour, which describes their special position as a Tazimi Thikana in the Princely State of Jodhpur or Marwar; and Naresh meaning “King” or “Maharaja” or “Raja”.
Mertia Rathore Princess Meera Bai, (मीराबाई) was the grand-daughter of Rao Duda (fourth son of Rao Jodha, founder of the Princely State of Jodhpur). She was born circa 1498, and got married to the Crown Prince of Mewar Yuvaraj Bhojraj Singh eldest son of Rana Sanga at the age of 18 years and died at the age of 50 years. She was an aristocratic Hindu mystical singer and devotee of Lord Krishna being one of the most significant figures of the Sant tradition of the Vaishnava bhakti movement, having contributed around 1300 prayerful songs (bhajans) which are popular throughout India and have been published in several translations worldwide. Her love for Lord Krishna resulted into wide criticism by her in-laws.