Muli is a town located 21 km (13 miles) southwest of the district capital of Surendranagar, Gujarat, India, by the Bhogavo River.[2]

Muli
village[1]
Muli is located in Gujarat
Muli
Muli
Location in Gujarat, India
Muli is located in India
Muli
Muli
Muli (India)
Coordinates: 22°38′20″N 71°27′29″E / 22.638808°N 71.458039°E / 22.638808; 71.458039
Country India
StateGujarat
DistrictSurendranagar
Population
 • Total9,191[1]
Languages
 • OfficialGujarati, Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code02756
Vehicle registrationGJ 13
ClimateDry (Köppen)
Websitegujaratindia.com

History

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Muli is a town as well as a subdivision (called taluka) that falls in Surendranagar district in the Saurashtra region of Indian Gujarat. While Muli town has a population of 9,191, while Muli subdivision (taluka) has 58 inhabited villages with a population of 118,902.[3] The name "Muli" may also refer to an erstwhile Muli Princely state of the same name.

Battle over a partridge

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Muli is famous for a battle over a wounded partridge. Stone Memorials at Muli commemorate the event when two communities fought over a partridge leading to the death of an estimated 200 persons. The incident goes back to 1474,[4] when members of the Chabad community, who were tribal hunters shot a partridge, which was wounded and saved by a lady belonging to the Parmar tribe. The lady named Jombai, was the mother of Lakhdhirji, the chief of the Sodha Parmar Rajputs. She found the injured bird lying behind the presiding deity of their community, and hence refused to hand over the bird. The ensuring battle led to many deaths and stone memorials are still found in Muli. The caste identity of each of those killed in inscribed in the memorials. Since then, Parmar community of Muli vowed never to kill a partridge.

References

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  1. ^ a b "Muli Village Population - Muli - Surendranagar, Gujarat".
  2. ^ Surendranagar.
  3. ^ District Census Surendranagar (PDF). Census Commission, India. 16 June 2014. p. 220. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
  4. ^ Mahurkar, Uday (13 June 2005). "The story of people of Muli in Gujarat who died to save a partridge". India Today. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
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