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Chamunda Chotila By

Historically, this area is called ‘Panchal’. It is the worship place for Mata Chamunda, 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 Hindus. Earlier Chotila was a princely state of Khachar dynasty. It was having area of 18 kM. Chotila is also the birthplace of famous Gujarati poet Zaverchand Meghani.
During the navaratri festival, a big havan is taking place on top of the Chotila hill. It is said that after the aarti at chotila hill in the evening everybody comes down the hill and that no one stays there that’s what Chamunda Mataji has said. Also people have encountered that there is a lion on the hill or dungar of chotila.
Chotila Chamunda mata temple is open for devotees from 5 am to 7.30 pm.

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