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Chamunda Devi Temple, Chotila
|• Official||Gujarati, Hindi|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
Near by Railway station is Than & Rajkot. Distance from Than junction to Chotila is 21km and Distance from Rajkot railway junction to Than is 47km.
Chotila was called Chotgadh in ancient times. It was originally a holding of the Sodha Parmars but was conquered from Jagsio Parmar by the Khachar Kathis who made it one of their principal seats. Most of the Khachar Kathis trace their origin to the Chotila house. Chotila was acquired by the Kathis in 1566 AD. It is the head quarters of an Agency thana during British period.
The population according to the census of 1872 was 1771 and according to that of 1881 2029 souls. It has population of nearly 20000.
Places of interest
The Chamund or Chotila hill which is surmounted by the temple of Chamunda and is 1173 feet in height. The temple is reached by climbing 620 steps. The temple is open for devotees from 5 am to 7.30 pm.
The town is administered by the Nagarpalika.
- Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency: Kathiawar (Public Domain text). VIII. Printed at the Government Central Press, Bombay. 1884. p. 407.
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