Palitana State

Palitana State
પાલીતાણા રિયાસત
Princely State of British India
Location of Palitana in Saurashtra
  Established 1194
  Indian independence 1948
  1921 777 km2 (300 sq mi)
  1921 58,000 
Density 74.6 /km2  (193.3 /sq mi)
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View of the Palitana Temples in 1860

Palitana was a princely state in India during the British Raj until 1948. The center was the city of Palitana. The last ruler of the state received a privy purse of 180,000 Rupees at the state's accession to independent India on 15 February 1948.


As a "Second Class" princely state it was founded in 1194. It was one of the major states in Saurashtra, where there were many smaller states. Palitana covered 777 km² and had 58,000 inhabitants (in 1921) in 91 villages, generating a 744,416 Rs revenue. In 1940 it had a population of 76,432.[1]

It used to be a native state of India in the Kathiawar Agency of the Bombay Presidency. Area, 289 sq. m.; pop. (1901), 52,856, showing a decrease of 15% in the decade. Gross revenue, £42,000; tribute jointly to the Gaekwar of Baroda and the Nawab of Junagadh, £700. The capital of the state, Palitana, had a population of 12,800. Its ruler enjoyed a 9-guns salute.[2]


The rulers were Gohil Rajputs, with the title of Thakur Sahib.[3]

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Coordinates: 28°31′N 71°50′E / 28.52°N 71.83°E / 28.52; 71.83

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