Pali city near Jodhpur, Rajasthan is named after the Paliwal Brahmins. They were once the inhabitants of this area. However the civilization of the ancient Pali city was highly evolved. The land of Pali was leased to the Paliwalis by the then chief of Mandore. Paliwalis were priests formerly. But after getting the leased land, they cultivated it diligently, abandoning their former priestly profession.
Jodhpur Pali City also has two temples. The temples of Somnath and
Naulakha are very old. Naulakha is a Jain temple having elaborate
carvings. While Somnath temple is devoted to Lord Shiva. This temple is
known for its handsome bulling having exquisite moldings. A good place
to visit for someone historically inclined.