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Monday, 05 October 2009 09:57

Chotila Chamunda Temple

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Chamunda - Chamunda mata or Rann-chandi ( warrior goddess ) is the goddess of power and another form of Durga.Her illusion is twinlike as she is also called Chandi-Chamunda. The fierce mother goddess has big eyes dressed in red and green adorned with garlands of flowers and in front of her is vehicle the Lion.Her temple is very famous in Gujrat on the moutain named Chotila.

Two Demons named 'Chanda' and 'Munda' did great penance for many years to please Lord Brahma. When Brahma was pleased he apeared in front of them and the demons asked for being very strong warriors and that they would rule the world and take over heaven. Lord Brahma was merciful so he granted the wish.

There was big chaos in the world and the demons became very greedy and attempted to take over heaven aswell as the three abodes of Vishnu (Vaikunth), Shiva (Kailas) and Brahma (Brahmalok ).The three gods went to the mother goddess Parvati who took the form of Chandi and Chamunda who slayed Chand and mund.

A temple dedicated to Goddess Chamunda is built on a hill called chotila at a height of 1,173 feet. The temple is crowded with tourists and pilgrims all round the year specially during the Navratri Festival. The Chotila village is sited at the foot of the Chotila hill.At the end of the navaratri festival a big havan is taken place on top of the chotila hill. Chotila has more than 700 steps.

At the bottom when you come down from chotila hill there are many shops were you can by many religious items such as matajis chundari,kunko(religious powder), cassetts and lots more.thestory is when Demons Chand and Mund came to conquer Devi Mahakali and in the fight that ensues, the Devi cut their heads and presented these to Maa Ambika, who in turn told Mahakali that you will be worshipped as Chamunda Devi.

Location info:

Address:Chotila,Gujrat,India
District: Rajkot
Nearest City: Rajkot
Best time to visit: July to September.

Climate/Weather:

Summer24 °C to 42°C maximum,Winter 10°C to 24° ,Minimum

History:

Chamunda - Chamunda mata or Rann-chandi ( warrior goddess ) is the goddess of power and another form of Durga. Her illusion is twinlike as she is also called Chandi-Chamunda. The fierce mother goddess has big eyes dressed in red and green adorned with garlands of flowers and in front of her is vehicle the Lion.Her temple is very famous in Gujrat on the moutain named Chotila.

Two Demons named 'Chanda' and 'Munda' did great penance for many years to please Lord Brahma. When Brahma was pleased he apeared in front of them and the demons asked for being very strong warriors and that they would rule the world and take over heaven. Lord Brahma was merciful so he granted the wish.

There was big chaos in the world and the demons became very greedy and attempted to take over heaven aswell as the three abodes of Vishnu (Vaikunth), Shiva (Kailas) and Brahma (Brahmalok ).The three gods went to the mother goddess Parvati who took the form of Chandi and Chamunda who slayed Chand and mund.

Interesting things to do:

A temple dedicated to Goddess Chamunda is built on a hill called chotila at a height of 1,173 feet. The temple is crowded with tourists and pilgrims all round the year specially during the Navratri Festival. The Chotila village is sited at the foot of the Chotila hill.

Many Hindu people go to pilgrimages mostly mataji ones they probally go to these places because to do the darshan,yatra or even to to puja and darshan to the mataji. People also go to that religious place because that is there kuldevi(family goddess). Matajis religious places are scattered all over india , but most in Gujurat. Some of these places have been here for thousands and thousands of years. Mataji comes to protect us from evil and when she does come, Mataji comes in different forms (Avatars) this is why we have some May mataji in the hindu religion.

Interesting things to Visit:

Virji Bhagat:
Sayala's Lalji Bhagat, Virpur;s Jalaram Bapa and Chotila's Virji Bhagat have been the renowned and religious souls of Gujarat. Virji Bhagat was born in the Bhalada region in the year 1876. Bhoj Khachar belonging to the Darbar race had great faith in Virji Bhagat's preachings. He had also offered a piece of land to Virji Bhagat where the temple was later built in 1925.

Sati Ranik Devi:
This is a popular tourist spots in Gujarat with an interesting legend. The story behind the building of this temple is that Ranik Devi was a beautiful girl born in the Junagadh territory, when ... Read full description of Ancient Temple of Sati Ranik Devi

Chotila Hill:
The famous Chamunda Mataji temple is situated at Chotila, a small town near Rajkot in Gujarat State. Chotila is situated exactly in the middle of Ahmedabad and Rajkot, the two ... Read full description of Chotila Hill

Trineteshwar Temple:
The famous Trinetreshwar temple is the divine abode of Lord Shiva, also called as Trinetheshwar or the three-eyed one. Thisancient temple is situated at a distance of 9 km from Than and is .Read full description of Trineteshwar Temple

Zharia Mahadev:
Built in the 15th Century, the Jariya Mahadev temple stands surrounded by scenic beauty. The temple got its name because of the miraculous water which naturally flows from the stone above the shivling of Lord ... Read full description of Zharia Mahadev

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How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:Rajkot railway station
Nearest Airport:Rajkot,airport
Road Transport:As it is situated on Ahmedabad-Rajkot Main Highway,This place is easily reachable through roadways.Local transport is available from Rajkot.

Nearest Visiting places:

Kaba Gandhi No Delo:
The Kaba Gandhi No Delo in Rajkot is one place which you should not miss during your tour to the famous monuments in Gujarat, India. It is the place where Mahatma Gandhi, also known as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, lived during his stay in the city of Rajkot.How the residence got its name has an interesting reason behind it. Mahatma Gandhi's father, Karamchand Gandhi, was popularly known as Kaba Gandhi. This is the reason why the house was named Kaba Gandhi No Delo, which mean’s Kaba Gandhi's residence. It is Gandhiji's ancestral home and has now been renovated into a museum, which is called Gandhi Smriti and is a permanent exhibition place. The museum is open from Monday to Saturday. Kaba Gandhi No Delo is where India’s Father of the Nation grew up. You can easily locate the house in the old city of Ghee Kanta Road in Rajkot, which is one of the major tourist attractions in Gujarat.

Watson museum:
Watson museum is situated at Jubilee Garden, Rajkot.The museum was setup in 1888.It has a huge collection of art and science objects. The museum remains closed on Sundays and other Public Holidays.

Aji Dam Garden:
Aji Dam Garden, Rajkot is a major Tourist Attraction in Rajkot. The Aji Dam Garden in Rajkot is a beautiful garden beside the Aji Dam. The garden is situated downstream and looks beautiful with lovely flower plants, trees and different types of floras. The Aji Dam Garden in Rajkot in Gujarat in India also has amusement parks and zoos. There are food courts and children parks. In the amusement parks both the adults and the children can have a nice time. The Aji Dam Garden in Rajkot is a spot which is visited bypeople of all ages.

Jubilee Garden:
Jubilee Garden, Rajkot is a major Tourist Attraction in Rajkot. Jubilee Garden is visited by people of all ages. The Jubilee Garden in Rajkot is known for the natural beauty and the beautiful atmosphere of the place. Jubilee Garden in Rajkot is situated in the heart of the city. Many other tourists attraction in Rajkot is all located near by the Jubilee Garden in Rajkot. The
amusement parks in the Jubilee Garden attract both adults and children. People of all ages like to visit and spend time in theJubilee Garden at Rajkot in Gujarat in India.

Jalaram Mandir:
Virpur is a small village about 52 K.M from Rajkot.It is situated on National Highway No. 8b.This village had become holy after the birth of Shri Jalaram Bapa.It had become famous now all over the world due to events that had taken place in the life of Shri Jalaram Bapa. More over the people from all over the world come here to see the native place of Shri Jalaram Bapa and to see the "JHOLI" and "DANDA" given by god to Virbai Maa and the Original Hanumanji's Idol.The people in the village are still feeling Bapa near them and if you try to feel them with pure heart then you will also feel that Bapa is with you also.

Mattel:
The story of Khodiyar Maa goes back to around 700A.D. It begins from a village called Roishala. Roishala was a part of Vallabhipur province near the now Bhavnagar city in Saurashtra (Gujrat, India).Maharaj Shilbhadra was the ruler of the Vallabhipur province. Mamaniya Gadhvi lived in the small town, Roishala in his kingdom. He used to be Maharaj Shilbhadra’s best companion and a close confidant. Honest by heart, the humble and eloquent Shiv bhakt, Mamaniya Gadhvi was appointed as a Rajgadhvi by his friend. The king would talk to him for hours at his palace and consult him for important governance issues.

Nearest Petrol Pump:

IOC Petrol Pump: Chotial,Gujarat,India

Hotels/Lodge/Accommodation:

Dharmshala:Chotila,Rajkot,Gujrat,India

Hotel Samrat Internaitonal:Rajkot, Gujarat,India

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Police Station:100
Nearest Hospital:
Civil Hospital:Rajkot,
Rajkot, Gujarat,HJ Doshi Hospital:Rajkot, Gujarat
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