is a town in Banaskantha district of the Indian state of Gujarat.
It lies about 150 km north of Ahmedabad city. It is located close
to the Gujarat-Rajasthan border and has social
ties with the royal families on both the sides. The royal edifices
of Danta reflect the blending of architecture of both the regions.
It is located at 24°13N and 72°50E.
Danta is situated at the foothills of Aravalli hill range. The
landscape of forest and hills, with huge boulders, makes a perfect
setting for this town. The entire region is populated by the Bhil
tribe and has forests with diverse flora and fauna. The majority
of residents are Hindu but there is also a substantial Muslim population
and small number of Christians and Jains.
The royal houses of Danta were ruled by the Parmar Rajputs.
They arrived in Gujarat in 12th century AD, from Nagarthatta in
Sindh and established their first capital at Chandravati, which
was later shifted to Tarsang in the Arasur hills. Tarsang finds
mention in Mughal history as the rebel Jahangir was given shelter
at Tarsang. About 350 years ago, the capital was finally moved to
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