Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Chotila Hill: Chamunda Mataji Temple in Gujarat

I recently visited Chamunda Temple in Chotila.

Chotila is a hill station situated in Surendranagar district, near Rajkot, Gujarat. Chotila is a small town having population around 20-25000 people. The Chamunda Mataji temple is situated on the top of the Chotila Mountain. Mataji always sets on the top of the hills because when people come for darshan they have to undergo some physical strain. Total footsteps are around 700+. Chotila is located on the Rajkot-Ahmedabad national highway no.8B. Chotila is around 170 km. from Ahmedabad and 60 km from Rajkot. Chotila hill is 1,173 feet high compare to sea level Chotila is the tallest point in Saurashtra region.

Chotila History: Historically, this area is called 'Panchal'. It is the worship place for Chamunda Mata, which is one of the 64 Avatars of Shakti, others being Bahuchar Mata, Kali Mata, Ambaji Mata etc. Chamunda Mataji is the Kuldevi (family Goddess) of many Hindu Families. Zaverchand Meghani, famous Gujarati poet's birth place is Chotila

Chotila Nearby Places to Visit: Rajkot: 60 km.

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