The legend states that the Goddess appeared in the dreams of her devotee told that she was under the earth on Chotilo hill. He was instructed to dig in a certain spot which he followed, and found the beautiful idol of Chamunda Maa. At that spot the temple was constructed and the Goddess worshipped.
Darsan Dresscode: Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative attire.
Chotila is essentially known for the Chamunda Mata temle. It is also the birthplace of famous Gujarati poet Zaverchand Meghani
Language Spoken: Gujarati
Chotila, Surendranagar, Gujarat 363001Contact Number : +91 75675 34407, +91 85300 07000
Rajkot is well connected to other parts of the state by rail/road/air. The temple is situated on Ahmedabad-Rajkot Main Highway, around 60 kms from Rajkot. After reaching the Chotila village, devotees have to climb the hill, which has around 700 steps to reach the shrine. Refreshments and rest places are provided every 100 steps.
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The priests perform aarti and pujas to the deity
The aarti is done withoiut chants and only with the beating of drums.
The aarti starts of with dhoop being offered to Maa and then with lamps. Once the evening aarti is done, no one is allowed is to remain in the temple premises.
Temple timings : 5.00 AM to 7.30 PM
Bhojanalay prasad timings - 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
April - Chaitra navrathri
October - Navrathri
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