According to history, Bhahada Rao Parmar /Bar Rao Parmer laid the foundation of the city in the 13th century and named the city Barmer, which means the hill fort of Bar. Barmer is previously known as Mallani in 12th century AD. The temples of Barmer were built around 1000 AD.
The present Barmer, Rajasthan is the cluster of areas, also known as Parganas of Mallani Shiv, Pachpadra, Siwana, and the Chohan. Siwana fort is a very old fort. it is about 1000 years old. In the local language, it’s named ‘Gadh Siwana’.