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

Chotila
Town
Chamunda Devi Temple, Chotila
Chamunda Devi Temple, Chotila
Chotila is located in Gujarat
Chotila
Chotila
Location in Gujarat, India
Chotila is located in India
Chotila
Chotila
Chotila (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
StateGujarat
DistrictSurendranagar
Languages
 • OfficialGujarati, Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationGJ-13
Websitewww.chamundamatajidungar.org

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.

HistoryEdit

 
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]

DemographicsEdit

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 interestEdit

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

AdministrationEdit

The town is administered by the Nagarpalika.

See alsoEdit

Sayla

ReferencesEdit

  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

  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.