Varsoda

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Varsoda is a small village located in Mansa, Gujarat, on the bank of the Sabarmati River. It is approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Gandhinagar, the state capital of Gujarat.

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Goddess Chamunda-devi Temple
Village View

Varsoda was a princely state before Indian Independence (1947) and was ruled by the Chavda dynasty (one of the major Rajput clan of Gujarat) under British dominion. The Chavda Rajputs first established kingdom at Anhilpur Patan (at present a district in northern Gujarat) in around 745 AD. Anhilpur Patan remained capital of Gujarat for many centuries. The Chavda Rajputs ruled lasted around 200 years at Patan. They gradually moved from Patan and established their kingdom at other locations such as Mehsana, Mansa, and Varsoda. Varsoda was established by Thakur Surajmalji. The last ruler was Thakur Joravarsinhji (born 1914) who was enthroned in 1919. The Royal family of Chawda worship Chamunda devi as their Kuldevi, whose temple is also there

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Coordinates: 23°25′23″N 72°44′49″E / 23.423°N 72.747°E / 23.423; 72.747