Ram Swarup Joon writes that some Gondal people call themselves descendants of the Chauhans, but others associate themselves with Lord Krishna. According to historical evidence Jarija and Yadu Bhan were two brothers in the dynasty of Krishna. Jarija established his rule in Kathiawar, Gujarat. The present chieftains of Jamnagar, Dharol, Rajkot, Gonal and Morvi belonged to this very dynasty but all of, them now claim to be Rajputs. The Gondal of Rawalpindi, Cambalpur, Shapur, Mainwali are called Jats. Bosal, Tole, Jaspal, Sanatana and Gogh are branches of the Gondals.
The Jadeja dynasty ruled the Saurashtra region for 450 years prior to the Hardhrolji and Jamravalji came from the Princely State of Kutch. They spread the Jadeja state into Saurashtra. Dhrol was the second class state in Saurashtra.
Before the arrival of Jadejas in Saurashtra, the town of Dhrol was known as Dhamalpur (ધમલપુર). Dhamalpur was ruled by Chavda King founded & named after Dhamal Chavda (ધમલ ચાવડા) who then reigned at Dhamalpur (Dhrol), obstructed the Jam Hardholji in their conquests and in order to remove this obstruction, Jam Hardholji marched against Dhamal Chavda. Dhamal Chavda's army was made of different warrior clans such as Chavda, Rathod, Chauhan, Jadav, Jhala, Gohil, Varsur, Makwana, Dabhi, Khimsurya and Solanki. These clans were not as united as Jadejas. Consequently, they were defeated and King Dhamal Chavda was killed by Jadejas in 1539.
During the British rule of India, Dhrol State was a princely state of India ruled by the Jadeja dynasty, having an area of 732 km2 and 71 villages under its rule. It was accorded 9-gun salute status.
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