Muli State
Princely state of British India
Coat of arms of Muli State
Coat of arms
• 1901
344 km2 (133 sq mi)
• 1901
• Established
Succeeded by
Today part ofIndia

Muli State was a princely state in subsidiary alliance with British India. It was ruled by the Parmar clan of the Rajputs.

The state was originally ruled by Sodha branch of the Parmar Rajputs which was founded in 1470s. It subsequently remained under the suzerainty of bigger states. It became a princely state during the rule of Britishers in the subcontinent.

After Indian independence in 1947, the rulers of Muli acceded to the Union of India.


The rulers of Muli belonged to the Sodha dynasty, which is originally a branch of Paramara dynasty. They settled in the Gujarat and carved out an Independent state for themselves. They are said to have started out as feudatories of the Vaghela dynasty.[1]

The Muli is famous for a battle over a wounded partridge. Stone Memorials at Muli commemorate the event when two communities fought over a partridge leading to the death of an estimated 200 persons. The incident goes back to 1474,[2] when members of the Chabad community, who were tribal hunters shot a partridge, which was wounded and saved by a lady named Jombai who was the mother of Lakhdhirji, the then ruler of the Muli State. She found the injured bird lying behind the presiding deity of their community, and hence refused to hand over the bird. The ensuring battle led to many deaths and stone memorials are still found in Muli. The caste identity of each of those killed in inscribed in the memorials. Since then, Parmar Rajputs of Muli vowed never to kill a partridge.


The rulers of Muli used the title Thakore Saheb.


  1. ^ Singh, Rajvi Amar (1992). Mediaeval History of Rajasthan: Western Rajasthan. Rajvi Amar Singh. p. 202. Retrieved 30 April 2021.
  2. ^ Mahurkar, Uday (13 June 2005). "The story of people of Muli in Gujarat who died to save a partridge". India Today. Retrieved 5 June 2020.

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