Chotila

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Chotila
ચોટીલા
Town
Chamunda Devi Temple, Chotila
Chamunda Devi Temple, Chotila
Chotila is located in Gujarat
Chotila
Chotila
Chotila is located in India
Chotila
Chotila
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 22°25′30″N 71°11′17″E / 22.425°N 71.188°E / 22.425; 71.188Coordinates: 22°25′30″N 71°11′17″E / 22.425°N 71.188°E / 22.425; 71.188
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Surendranagar
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration GJ-13
Website www.chamundamatajidungar.org

Chotila is a Hindu temple town and Taluka headquarters of Chotila Taluka, Surendranagar district, located near Rajkot, Gujarat, India.

History[edit]

Temple of Chamunda Mata on Chotila hill
Chotila Hill

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.[1]

Demographics[edit]

The population according to the census of 1872 was 1771 and according to that of 1881 2029 souls.[1] It has population of nearly 20000.

Places of interest[edit]

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 336 steps.[1][2] The temple is open for devotees from 5 am to 7.30 pm.

Administration[edit]

The town is administered by the Nagarpalika.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency: Kathiawar (Public Domain text). VIII. Printed at the Government Central Press, Bombay. 1884. p. 407. 
  2. ^ touristlink.com


PD-icon.svg This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency: Kathiawar. VIII. Printed at the Government Central Press, Bombay. 1884. p. 407.