Vadali, Gujarat

Vadali is a city in Vadali Taluka of Sabarkantha district of Gujarat, India. It is located on State Highway connecting Himatnagar and Ambaji.

Vadali has population of 23000.

History

Vadali, a considerable and very ancient town thirty kilometres north of Idar, is perhaps the O-cha-li or Vadari which Chinese traveller Xuanzang visited between Malwa and Valabhi circa 640 CE. In the eleventh century, Vadali was the centre of a large kingdom.[1]

Sahanapala, son of Haripala (a Pratihara of the Paramara king Dharavarsha) built the mandapa of the Vaidyanath temple at Vadali in Vikram Samvat 1264 (1208 CE).[2]

Economy

The chief source of income of people is agriculture. The villages surrounding Vadali grows large number of vegetables. It supplies vegetables to Sabarkantha district and as far as Ahmedabad.

References

  1. ^ Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency: Cutch, Palanpur, and Mahi Kantha. Government Central Press. 1880. p. 442. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ Gazetteers: Sabarkantha District. Directorate of Government Print., Stationery and Publications. 1974. p. 74.

Coordinates: 23°56′31″N 73°02′17″E / 23.942°N 73.038°E

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