How Santalpur got its Name

Santalpur, Patan

According to the local history, before the Jadejas came Santalpur was held by Turks, probably a colony from Sindh. After them came the Jhalas, one of whom founded and gave his name to the village of Santalpur. Santal Jhala married a sister of Lunaji Vaghela, the conqueror of Gidi and Radhanpur, but, offending Lunaji, was attacked by him and slain.