Bikaner got its name from Rao Bika who established it in the year 1488. He was the second son of Maharaja Rao Jodha of the Rathor clan. He was the founder of Jodhpur and conquered the arid regions situated in north of Rajasthan. Being the second son of Joda, he did not get any chance to inherit Jodhpur from Bikaner in Jungladesh area. Bikaner served as an oasis for traders, between Gujarat coast and Central Asia, as it contained sufficient spring water. Name of Bika got attached to the city and the state of Bikaner was built.