Rajula is a historic city and a prime Hindu devotional centre located in Amreli district, Gujarat. Amreli was chosen as the administrative capital by the valiant Gaekwad rulers. The essence of Maratha culture is witnessed in the city as the city was under the brave Marathas in the 17th century. The richness of the Rajput culture also adorns the city. Darbars Garashiya play a prominent part in preserving the rich cultural heritage of the city.
Those who add a devotional perspective to their holidaying can visit the sacred shrine of Kumbhnath Sukhnath. Dedicated to Lord Shiva this temple tops the chart as a prestiged shrine of the place. Located at the mouth of the Ghano River it is anticipated to have established by the Mahabharatha legends Yudhishtira and Bhima. About 4km away from Rajula there is an old temple where Lord Shiva is the presiding deity. Many devotees take a holy dip in the small Kund located near the temple.
Maruthi Dham, a spectacular tiny lake is one of the prime lures of the town. Rich collection of gardens, wells, kunds, burial grounds and gaushalas offers a matchless spectacle. Janmashtami and Satam Atam are the prominent festivals which are celebrated with great pomp and glory.
Rajula is best visited between October-February.
THINGS TO SEE
One of the major crowd puller of Rajula is the Kumbhnath Sukhnath Temple, which is made for Lord Shiva. On the embankments of the Ghano River, Bhima and Yudhishthira have constructed the old shrine of Lord Shiva.
Located at a distance of 4 kilometers from Rajula, one more temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is there in Dhareshwar. The main attraction of the temple is the Bathing Kund. A holy bath can be taken in this Bathing Kund for the devotees.
Another one of the major attractions of the place is a not so large lake situated close to Maruti Dham. Some of the old and interesting spots such as gardens, lakes and wells, bathing spots, smashan bhoomi, dharmashalas and gushalas are being retained by the Kapol community with the help from the Governmenr as well.
HOW TO REACH
By Road : Rajula is well connected to the cities of Somnath and Bhavnagar through NH 8E. Government and private buses also connect to other prime cities.
By Train : The city is well connected by trains from Dungar Railway station which is about 15 kms from Rajula.