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Talaja, Gujarat, India
Talaja, Gujarat, India is located in Gujarat
Talaja, Gujarat, India
Talaja, Gujarat, India
Talaja, Gujarat, India is located in India
Talaja, Gujarat, India
Talaja, Gujarat, India
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 21°21′N 72°03′E / 21.35°N 72.05°E / 21.35; 72.05Coordinates: 21°21′N 72°03′E / 21.35°N 72.05°E / 21.35; 72.05
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Bhavnagar
Elevation 19 m (62 ft)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 27,822
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration GJ04
Website gujaratindia.com
Taaldhwaj hill - Talaja

Talaja is a city and a municipality in Bhavnagar district in the Indian state of Gujarat.


Talaja is located at 21°21′N 72°03′E / 21.35°N 72.05°E / 21.35; 72.05.[2] It has an average elevation of 19 metres (62 feet).

Talaja is located on national Highway No. 8 in between Bhavnagar (50 km) and Mahuva (40 km). It is a Tehsil place which owned Alang – one of the larges ship breaking yard with one the place which have highest tide difference sea area in the world.


As of 2001 India census,[3] Talaja had a population of 26,187. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Talaja has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 68%, and female literacy is 55%. In Talaja, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Talaja had a railway station on the Indian Railways network on Bhavnagar-Mahuva narrow-gauge line. This line was removed during the early 1990s hence now it is no longer there. The nearest railway stations are Palitana (40 km), Bhavnagar (54 km) or Mahuva (43 km). It has 108 villages under Talaja taluka. Talaja has a bus depot, by which Talaja connects to other cities. It is 24×7 facility.

Jain Temple[edit]

Jain Temple at Talaja

This Jain temple was established by King Kumarpal during the 12th century. This is a holy place of the Shri Shatrunjay Panchteerthi and is part of the Shatrujay hills. [4] The temple was last renovated in 1815(V.S. 1872). This temple belong to Shwetambar sect. of Jainism. Moolnayak of this temple is 79 cm tall black colored idol of Sacha Sumatinath Bhagwan in padmasan posture. Prabhu idol is full of miracles (chamatkar); with the effect of its appearance complete area was relieved from the disease spread here during that period. Since then the idol is called as Sacha Sumatinath. Besides this temple, there are temples of Chintamani Parshvanath Bhagawan, Mahavir Swami Bhagawan and the Gurumandir[5][6] [7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.censusindia.gov.in/pca/SearchDetails.aspx?Id=547252
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Talaja
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  4. ^ http://www.templeadvisor.com/temples/info/10516
  5. ^ http://www.jainjagat.com/viewtemple.php/Tirthankars/Pushpadanta(Suvidhinatha)/29
  6. ^ http://www.jinalaya.com/gujarat/talaja.htm
  7. ^ http://www.jainsamaj.org/rpg_site/literature2.php?id=2362&cat=40&subcat=123&subsubcat=27