() is one of the 26 administrative districts
of the state
in western India
. The district headquarters are located at Amreli
. The district occupies an area
of 6,760 km² and has a population
of 1,393,918 of which 22.45% were urban (as of 2001). From Amreli district maximum number of NRI in USA from Saurashtra. Amreli is land of Yogiji Maharaj, Danbapu, Sage Muldas, Sage Bhojalrambapa, Sage Muktanand Swami, Magician Kelal, Zaverchand Megahani's place (Bagasara), Dr. Jivaraj Mehata ettc. Amreli covers Gir National Forest sanctuary area. Now it is developing as a Hub of Education.
The most popular temples in the city of Amreli are Nagnath Temple
, Gayatri Temple
and Shreenathji Haveli
. The other tourist places in Amreli district are Tulsi-Shyam
Origin of name
Amreli district derives its name from the town of Amreli, which is the Head Quarter of the district. It is believed that during the year 534 AD, Amreli existed as a city place with name Anumanji. After that the name was Amlik and then Amravati. The ancient Sanskrit name of Amreli was Amarvalli.
Initially, Amreli was a small village with an ancient history, and part of various kingdoms and empires established in the area. It shot into prominence, turning from village to town, when the Marathas began acquiring territory and establishing their reign over the region in 1780s. Besides levying taxes on the other rulers of the Kathiawar... Read More