Halvad is a town in Surendranagar district of Gujarat. It is located
at 23° N latitude and 71°12' E longitude.
Halvad was a former capital of Dhrangadhra State and was
ruled by Jhala Rajputs. It is an ancient fortified town at the southern
edge of the little Rann of Kutch. The yellow earth of this semi
arid area and buildings of local yellow sandstone makes the whole
townscape glow with a vibrant golden yellow at sunset and sunrise.
is famous for gourmet Brahmins and heroic warriors, who fought against
past invaders to protect their hometown. Today, one can see several
cenotaphs and hero-stones built of sandstone, at the gates of Halvad.
They evoke the memories of women who committed sati to protect their
honor and men who died fighting against enemies. Newly weds come
here to perform the ritual of untying of nuptial knots and pay homage
to their ancestors. Even today, once a year, Brahmins at Halvad
organize an unusual competition of Laddu-eating.
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