CHOTILA (Princely State)
|AREA: 18 km2||REVENUE: 15,000Rs||ACCESSION:|
|LOCATION: Kathiawar||DYNASTY: Khachar||RELIGION: Hindu|
|VILLAGES: 6||POPULATION: 1,044 (1921)|
|PRESENT HEAD OF HOUSE:
Darbar Shri JAYVIR DADA KHACHAR, Chief of Chotila since 1991.
|PREDECESSORS and SHORT
In past the city of Dhank was ruled by a Rajput of the Wala clan. The
of this Chief married a Kathi girl of the Patgir branch. He was
elected as a Chief of the Kathis. The descendants of this Chief by his
Kathi wife were divided into Walas, Khachars and Khumans and were the
Kathis. They never intermarry due their common descent. All the Kathis
worship the Sun God. One Ram Khachar conquered Chotila from Parmar
in St. 1600. Since then his descendents were in possession of the
Thana villages and still dwell there. Khachar Shri Surag Sadual enjoyed
the following jurisdictional powers, Criminal – Three months rigorous
and fines of up to 200rs, Civil – fines of up to 500Rs. This
was given to him only for his life time. There was a dispute going on
him and Nana Sadul Khachar, as the Estate had already been divided.
Sadul’s descendents having got Jinjuda and Nana Khachar’s descendents
the original villages. But the dispute remained as the Native States
by then merged into the Union of India. Rulers were….