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Kutch Geography
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Kutch (also referred to as Kachchh) is a mystery land, not easy to comprehend. Kachchh is a sanskrit word meaning (land) which gets intermittenly wet and dry. Its vast length and breadth cannot easily be covered, and it is greater in area than some states of India. It’s the second largest district of the country (next only to Ladakh) located on the north-west frontiers of India.

Spread over an area of 45,652 sq. km., Kutch occupies almost one-fourth (24%) of the geographical area of Gujarat State. Besides, it accounts for nearly 60 percent of the drought-prone area of the State. More than half (i.e. 23,310 sq. km. or 51%) of its area consists of saline marsh of the Great and Little Ranns of Kutch which bound the district on the north and east.

It has a vast coastline of 352 kilometers with Arabian Sea that binds the district on the south-west.

It receives a low average annual rainfall of 380 mm during the south-west monsoon with an average of 15 rainy days in a year. Sometimes it gets intense rainfall within 24 hours which is more than the annual average.

Droughts are frequent – almost 6 in a cycle of 10 years. The temperature reaches up to 40 and often touch 50 degrees Celsius during the summer (April-June), while dropping to as low as below 1 degree during winter (January) in the interior parts of the district.

it is also strategically important from defense and security point of view.

The Land

 

Kutch lies rather isolated from the rest of Gujarat and is divided into three main parts, the central main habitable land, Little Rann and Big Rann. The two names(rann) are derived from the river Rann that floods large parts of the area during the monsoon.


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The good thing about this is that it attracts a lot of special waterbirds. The great and Little Rann of Kutch are the breeding ground of Flamingo, Pelican & Avocet and the home of the rare Indian wild Ass which is now a protected species.

Important Cities and Locations:

Bhuj:

The city of Bhuj has a dramatic setting. Located rather low, it is basically an amphitheatre of hills dominated by the Bhuja Hill that rises to a height of 160 m at one end and is in itself a landmark being flat on top and surmounted by the fortifications of a hill fort. This strategically located fort obviously served the purpose of sighting enemies and alerting defense and an old wall surrounds the city which was also made for security reasons

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Kandla:

Kandala a major seaport of the country with its single point-monitoring facilities, happens to be the only free trade zone of India.

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Other major cities are Gandhidham, Mundra, Anjar, Mandvi (Madai) and Naliya

Banni/Khavda:

Desertlands of infinite dimensions, and in its midst, quaint little villages suspended in Time. Here you will come across master craft persons expositioning their traditional art, turning our master pieces everyday. Their ornaments, clothes, utensils, everything they use – will make you feel as if you have stepped into lifestyle museum.

Lakhapur:

Visit to Lakhpat is an trip into history. In this ancient port-city, time has been standing still for ages. It is today deserted, desolate, uninhabited, and invokes powerful nostalgia and soulful affection. Among the ruins stand the Gurudwara (holy shrine of the Sikh religion), the 200 year old, gigantic tomb of Ghosh Mohammed Caba, and many other places with ancient stories to tell

Kutch Attractions

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Kutch Utsav / Shivaratri Festival:

The Kutch Utsav is quite famous because of its folk dances, live music and markets. Enthralling opportunities are offered to visit the surrounding areas-even to the interiors of Kutch to give visitors a glimpse of the simple lifestyle of the tribals there.

The last day of the fair coincides with the Shivaratri festival, for which a grand fair is organized at Dhang.

Here local people, dressed in colorful, traditional costumes, congregate to pay homage at the shrine to Mekan Dada, which incidentally, or rather curiously, has a Shivalinga on its premises.

Aaina Mahal:

Presenting a fascinating amalgam of Indian and Dutch styles of architecture, the Aaina Mahal is definitely worth a visit. The walls of the main hall are covered with mirrors all around, and except for a narrow strip used for walking, the entire space has been beautifully utilized to form a pleasure pool.

Fountains are placed in such a manner that they cast their spray in an intricate variety of patterns. The Aaina Mahal also contains exquisite specimens of intricately cared embroidered panels, lithographs, cutlass, 18th-century paintings and clocks, one even dating back to 1849.

Kutch Museum:

The oldest in Gujarat and regarded as one of the best, this museum has an excellent collection. Founded in 1877 by Sir James Ferguson, who was Governor of Bombay under the British Raj, the museum was earlier referred to as the Ferguson Museum. The museum broadly contains, a picture gallery, an anthropological section, an archeological section, textiles, weapons, musical instruments, a shipping section, and even stuffed animals.

Kutchi People

 

Kutch has been a significant confluence point for different races and people. The nomadic pastoralists are certainly the most interesting and their links can be traced on one side to Marwar and Mewar (regions of Rajasthan), Saurashtra and, on the other side, Sindh and beyond to Afghanisthan, Iran and Central Asia. The total population of Kachchhis around the world is around 1 crore 10 lakhs (11 million) spread out in India, Pakistan, Africa, US, UK and Canada.

The population consists of various groups and communities like Jadejas, Bhanushalis, Lohanas, Jains, Brahamans, Maheshwaris, Bhatias, Rajputs, Gurjar Kshatriyas, Khojas, Memons, Shias, Sunnis, Kharvas, Mali Samaj, Rabaris, Rajgor, Baluch, Kharva Meghvals,Leva Patel, Wankars, Vankaras, Ahirs, Shah, Dhanetah Jaths, Halepotra, Bhadalas, Raisipotra, Sammas, Node, Gosains, Gadhvis, Kapdis, Soda Rajputs and many more groups .

The great Rabari group is spread over the western plains of India from Kutch to Rajasthan. They are Hindu cattle-breeders and shepherds, falling into three endogamous groups – those of Kutch, Rajasthan and Central Gujarat.

There are further sub-divisions according to region like the Garasia, Kachela, Dhebaria and Wagadia of Kutch. Rabaries worship the mother goddess, Ramdev Pir, horsemen heroes and the sainted dead. In Kutch, after the monsoon rains and their year’s wanderings, they celebrate all marriages on one day only, that of Gokul Ashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna.

The other main group of pastoralists consists of two dozen nomadic and semi-nomadic Muslim groups who trace their roots from Sindh and beyond. The Jath are the largest such group. The others are smaller and live in Banni area, a low-lying, sixteen hundred square kilometers pastureland close to the salt marshes of the Great Rann of Kutch, and also in the surrounding areas.

The main clans are the Halipotra, Raisipotra, Mutwa, Node, Hingorjah, Bhambha, Cher, Junejah, Kaskalee, Korar, Ladai, Nunai, Pathan, Samejah, Sumra and Tabah.

The Dhanetah section of the Jath are also in the Banni. They keep mainly cattle, no goats, and are settled around nearly fifty water-holes on the Banni.

The Jaths are a nomadic community spread over Kutch. They appear to have started their migration to this area, from Sindh, some four hundred years ago. Their main groups are Dhanetah, Fakirani and Garasia. The Garasia Jaths live mainly in the Nakhatrana region of Kutch.

There is a sprinkling of Bharwads also in Kutch, and they have spilled over from their home region in Kathiawar. There is a great concentration of Ahirs in Kutch.

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In and around Pacham are the Sammas. An interesting community is that of the Sodha Rajputs, some of whom have been settled in Kutch in the recent past only, after coming from Pakistan. In other castled villages tribals like the Koli mingle with the normal population.

Kutchi Language

 

The languages spoken predominantly in Kachchh is Kachchhi and to lesser extent Sindhi and Gujarati. Script of Kachchhi language has become extinct and it is occasionally written in  Gujarati and Devnagari(Sanskrit) script. Efforts are on to revive the original Script. Samples of Kachchhi script are available in Kachchh Museum. Increased use of Gujarati language is mainly because of it being a medium of instruction in schools. Often Kachchhi language is mistaken as dialect of Gujarati, however this is not true since Kachchhi language bears more similarity with Sindhi than Gujarati.

Kutchi Culture

 

The different tribal groups that now live in Kutch have migrated there from countries as diverse as present day Pakistan, Afghanistan, Russia, Turkey, Iran, and other areas in the Middle East and Central Asia. There is even some evidence to show that the Jat community may have originated in Greece or Germany.

The textiles of each of these groups evolved through necessity as portable vessels, furnishings, and items of clothing. Each community and tribal group has it’s own lexicon of motifs and embroidery stitches. Other craft techniques, such as batik and beading, have been imported into Kutch through sea trade with other countries.

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As far as Religion goes, remarkable amity amongst different religions groups has been traditional in Kutch. This openness to all religious faiths goes back to the common roots of the Jadejas and Sammas of Sindh. Such cohesion turned out to be of great politic value also and even though Muhammaden armies crossed the country, Kutch was never considered ripe for a Jihad.

The Kutch rulers paid equal reverence at temples, mosques and dargahs and though being Hindu, a good portion of their army was Muslim. The Kutch durbar also gave protection and facilities to pilgrims going to Mecca.

This cross-worship by different religious groups continues to this day. More interesting is the fact that apart from the orthodox streams, what prevails can best be described as popular religion – the worship of saints, mystics and heroes.

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Kutchi Handicrafts

 

Kutch has a wealth of traditional crafts, not only in textiles, but also woodcarving, cast silver work, lacquer work, terracotta pottery. Houses are often decorated with designs made from mud, cow or camel dung, clay slip, and mirrors. The major textile techniques for which Kutch is famous are listed below:

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Block printing
There are five main block printing techniques done in Kutch:

● Direct block printing is just that. The block is dipped into dye and printed directly onto the fabric.

● Resist block printing is achieved when the block is dipped into a dye resist paste, usually tamarind seed paste and lime, then printed onto fabric which is then dyed and the resist paste is removed to reveal the undyed fabric underneath.

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● Ajrakh block printing is a special style of direct block printing for which Kutch is particularly famous. Traditional Ajrakh designs can be traced back several centuries to Persia (Iran). Real Ajrakh is done with natural indigo and madder dyes.

● Discharge block printing is a chemical process whereby the fabric is first dyed with one color, then printed with another.


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● Batik block printing is a wax resist technique.

Tie Dye (Bandhini)
Designs are carefully built up in a number of colors, starting with the lightest and working through to the darkest.

Weaving
Shawls and rugs are woven in cotton, wool, and even camel hair. Traditional designs are a distinctive style with bands of simple geometric shapes such as stripes, diamonds, triangles, star shapes, and chevrons.

Although Ikat weaving is not traditional to Kutch, one weaver has recently introduced this technique, in which the pattern is achieved by tying and dying either the warp or the weft before weaving. In Kutch, Ikat is a luxury item, always done in silk.

Embroidery
The various villages and the prevelant caste system of Kutch have nurtured within their communities diverse types of embroidery. The secrets of these designs are affectionately gaurded. They are handed down as family heirlooms from mothers to their daughters and daughters-in-law.

Kutchi Folk Dances

  Dandiya and Kutchi Gajiyo are the popular folk dances originally belonging to Kutch region. Disco Dandiya a modern form of dandiya started by Kutchi musician Babla is a hugely popular form of Dandiya as well.  

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41 Comments

  1. Gideon Peter says:

    Hi, I am not Kutchi but I love the people, places and art.
    I really want to see people who are from Kutch and are living away to unite and work in development of the district. We have many religion and groups and one thing that unite is that we are Kutchi.
    We should plan a international Kutchi get together in Kutch to revive, renew and unity.
    Your thought are invited. Thank you

  2. Jay says:

    Kien Aayo UjjvalBhai,
    Paan madein Kachchhyen ke Kachchh tah hamesh yaad achej toh. Panji matrubhumi la kare Kachchhi matrubhasa bolnu ne Kachchh vare mein ohcheme ocho ekdi vaar venu hetro tah jaroori aay.

    Aabhar,
    Jay
    Kachchhi Maadu Team

    Hi Ujjval,
    The same applies to all of us Kachchhis. At the same time we should also Not forget our minimal duty towards our Motherland speak Kachchhi at home and with fellow Kachchhis. Try to visit at least once in a year if you live outside Kachchh.

    Jay Kachchh!
    Jay
    Kachchhi Maadu Team

  3. ujjval says:

    I am also Kutchi living in Germany and I miss kutch a lot..

  4. FAISHL MEMON says:

    Gadhsisa Jo koro lakhe lo aay ahu Gadhsisa Jo ahiya

  5. VIJAY says:

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  6. VIJAY says:

    KUTCHHI MADU KO NAMAN

  7. M.A . Brer says:

    I am very happy read this thanks for published

  8. Amir Saar says:

    Hi I seen ur web kutch information i like this i am kutchi and i am from pakistan karachi , my grandfather migrate from kutch, I love kutch and i want come here to see my our history,

  9. Gyan Koonjul says:

    Hi i am really impress with this site so much information at hand but most of all i am interested on finding on the Koonj village as what happen there as the whole village had disapear so are the poeple this village was there in 634 dc acording to the book can someone look into it for me please as i belive our family could posibly come from there… by any chance

    Also can anyone help me fine my root we are the Koonjul from mauritius

  10. karanraj kathi says:

    are bhai ama kanthkot na suryamandir nu nam aavyu pan tene banavva vala kathi darbar no to kyay ullekh j nathi k jene ahiya kanth kot vasavyu ane surya mandir badhavyu …
    jesal jadeja na guru ma toral pan kathi comunity na j hata e kai ullekh j nayhi….
    even kanth kot nam pan kathi uparthi j padyu chhe jem kathiawad nu nam padyu chhe tem

  11. imranker says:

    kutch me n sih vase n vaad
    pan kutchi maadu pendh sih jeda aye

  12. Veena55 Zala says:

    Kutchh ne district trike drjjo kyar mdyo e main info to api nthi..

  13. ARVIND bhanushali says:

    I seen ur web kutch info-kutchi maadu like it I want a help from u if u give a detail of bhachunda gam abdasa taluka in sura-puras padiai it’s Joiser parivars it’s near lack of bhachunda gams so if u can do it fever for me to give a all detail or any persons name who know about this history pls sand me

  14. Arvindbhanushali says:

    I want to know about bhachunda gams padia of sura puras history of Joiser parivars surapura near the lack of bhachunda gam abdasa taluka if u have so pls help me A.K.bhanushali

  15. Madan Lal Kalotra says:

    Your group has done a commendable work.Please carryout research on rabary.

  16. KUTCH SCIENCE says:

    Sun Temple of Kanth Kot has disappeared from the ground , But one of the best of Sun Temple of Gujarat is well maintained on tropic of Cancer in MODHERA , Architect of the Sun Temple , TORAN entrance and Front SURYA KUND- RAMKUND is wonderful.

    Worth to visit and observe a Night Light festival of the Stony PASHAN KAVITA carved in the Stones of the SUN TEMPLE of Modhera.

    The Importance of the Sun Temple of Modhera is that , This Only sun temple is on the Tropic of Cancer , in the best situation of the sun Temple to measure all the Space and Earth’s dimensions, Time, and seasonal variation.

    As the SUN temple is on the Tropic of Cancer , the measurements of Solstices, equinox and exact tropic of Cancer location on the Earth are measured correctly.

    ThanGadh also has Sun temple but Not well looked after. But similar Stone carvings in small replica in stones

    Both these temple has used a best stone from the near by surrounding area. And that may be DharanGadhada, as this is located close by the both places. 60 Km -1 Hr from ThanGadh and Modhera 120 Km – 2hr Distance and is the Best source of the stones.

  17. Jay says:

    Kien Aayo Chetanbha,
    Maheshwari community hane add kyo aay. Maheshwari website (Maheshpanthi.net) tah add pehlethij aay. Byo kien pa aan vate content hue tah jaroor halaija.

    Jai Kachchh!

    Jay
    KutchiMaadu Team
    PANJA MAADU PANJI KACHCHHI PANJO KACHCHH

  18. Chetan Maheshwari says:

    Are Bha Aiy Henme Maheshwari Taa Add Karyo J Nayo, Bhuli Vya Koro Kutch Mai 4.5 Lakh Maheshwari Pan Aiy

  19. SACHIN PANDYA says:

    THODU GUJARATI MA LAKHAN HOY TO ANAY DESO ANE RAJYO NE KHABR PADE, BAKI WEBSITE SARI 6E… GOOD…. KIP IT UP…

  20. admin says:

    Bhikhubha Kien Aayo ,
    Sodha Rajput add kyo aay.

    Jay
    KutchiMaadu team

  21. Sodha bhikhubha says:

    Where is sodha? Sodha rajput.

  22. santosh rauji vasta ayar says:

    kutch is my heart my father grand father was from satapar anjar kutch my gaandfather was living in sinugra anjar my father vent to bhatapara chhattishgad and erned a lot of money and helpded many kutchchi public.

  23. bharat sithar says:

    kutch my vilege
    pajo kutch…bhai bjai

  24. Prashant Gupta says:

    hi, i m student of mass comm and journalism, i m on project about tribes of kutch which are having a story telling method , which includes songs and music.
    Artist having such kind of talents which is been not surfaced will be documented and wil have a big platform to perform thier art and will be exploring new horizons. plz cntct on my cell phone 8866137972

  25. Nanubha Rathod says:

    KUTCHI +KUTCH=KUTCHI

    HANJO MATLAB SAMJANU KNO

  26. Jay says:

    कच्छी भासा ने संस्कृति के वधायला कच्छ यूनिवर्सिटी द्वारा कच्छी चॅर जी स्थापना केमे आवई आय. वधारे डीटेल्स ला करे नेर्यो : http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_new-chair-to-promote-kutchi-culture-in-gujarat_1673580

  27. Sukuram Vaswani says:

    kripya apse niveden h ki Aap ye kutchi chanal jaipur me sindhi bhaiyo ke liye chalaye …..
    Isse sindhi bhaiyo ka bhut fayda hoga …..
    thanking You !

    Sukuram Vaswani
    Jaipur

  28. Watch the attachments 1) VIDEO_TS.IFO it has five parts in it

    A) Manufacturing Unit. It was used to make ornaments like bangles and bids from SHANKH and parts of weapons like arrow and flint arrow, and knives found on 8 Jan2012 and is in part 1 of 5 of the VTS_01_1.VOB (Not atached but can be downloaded ) from LInk below.

    https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?cid=6b66e26fd52d1aec&resid=6B66E26FD52D1AEC!244&parid=6B66E26FD52D1AEC!179&authkey=!ACiCiV-UxyqI6NY

    2) part 2 of 5 of the shows new check dam which destroyed all OLD CANAL structures above to use its stones (Compare Picture of CANAL and present recordings)

    3 &4 ) part 3 and 4 of 5 of the shows canal stones structures destroyed above to use its stones (Compare Picture of CANAL and present recordings)

    5) part 5 of the shows Housing base stones structures are also in similar state as every stones available are utilised for present new developments. VTS_01_1.VOB (Not atached but can be downloaded )

    It has has Background of WATER CANAL PICTURE WATER CANALS of KOTADA BHADLI civilisation.JPG (attached) But prresent situation JUNGLE has grown due to good rain since last five years, to such a extent that Difficult to lacate places.

    Also presently can not record all around due to BLOCKED view by JUNGLE VEGETATION. Best views was in video recording in 2007 will try to cut in parts to upload as that id 1Gb size. As this space limits size of 100Mb Only I need to chop the END PART of 100 MB of 1GB video file VTS2007_1.VOB. (Not atached nor can be uploaded due to big size) VTS2007_1.VOB VTS2007_1.VOB This file couldn’t be added because it exceeded the 100 MB limit. By Dr. H H M. BHUDIA Science Group of INDIA
    BHADLI KOTADA Pictures and Video
    View photo Download all
    You are invited to view Dr Bhudia’s album. This album has 6 files.
    DSCI0582.AVI
    DSCI0591.AVI
    VIDEO_TS.IFO
    VTS_01_0.IFO
    VTS_01_1.VOB
    VTS2007_1.VOB
    This file couldn’t be added because it exceeded the 100 MB limit.

    By Dr. H H M. BHUDIA

    Science Group of INDIA

    President:’Kutch Science Foundation’.
    Founder :’Kutch Amateurs Astronomers Club – Bhuj – Kutch’.
    Life Member:’kutch Itihaas Parishad’.
    in.groups.yahoo.com/group/scienceclubofindia
    in.groups.yahoo.com/group/kutchscience
    in.groups.yahoo.com/group/kachchh
    in.groups.yahoo.com/group/bhuj
    Do visit our ABOVE Clubs/Groups of Science Groups of India.

  29. Anupama kothari says:

    Very good work. Am waiting for further information on Bhadli Kotada. This site could provide information on other archaeological sites as well…

  30. RONAK GALA says:

    Very useful information on this site for kutchi maadu… thank u very much…

    proud to be kutchi…

  31. NILESH BHANUSHALI says:

    proud to be kutchi

  32. Dr Bhudia Science Group Of INDIA says:

    News of Bhadli Kotada civilisation research findings from Dr. Y S RAWAT, director of archaeology of the government of GUJARAT state

    Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 09:03:37 +0530
    Subject: Re: PICTURES OF Bhadli Kotada civilisation research findings SAMPLE DONATED TO DEPARTMENT OF ARCHAEOLOGY IN BHUJ.

    Dear Dr. Bhudia’
    Thanks. I shall try to visit Kachchh during the period. Kindly visit Bhadli site which will be under excavation at that time
    Thanks for information. The site is now under excavation by Deccan College, Pune since last year. We are joining the excavation from this year onwards. I will send you note on the recent finding by Deccan College soon.
    With regards,
    Y.S.Rawat

    From :- Dr Bhudia Kutch Science Foundation kutchsciencefoundation@hotmail.com

    Dear Dr RAWAT SAAB,

    I hope to be in Kutch for the GENEO/ANTHROPOLOGY, during the first two weeks of JANUARY 2012. wish you visit Kutch during this times. ALSO we will be gathering data /information of HUMAN ANTHROPOLOGICAL/ARCHAEOLOGICAL data of tribes and their routs of descents. and relation with our ancient archaeological findings in relation of techniques of farming irrigation and construction methods e.g. DHOLAVIRA , KOTADA etc.

    We also had a huge display in LONDON two years ago. SENDING SOME PICTURES and details. PICTURES AND DETAILS ARE ATTACHED with an email

    Thanks for planned visit to Kutch and Bhadli Kotada, I will try to visit Bhadli Kotada again in Jan 2012. I also have few pictures and a sample I have handed over to OUR ARCHAEOLOGY DEPARTMENT IN BHUJ HOPE THAT LOCATION GUIDE MAY HELP THE EXCAVATERS FOR THE SITE MAPPING.

    I ALSO HAVE OFFERED KUTCH MUSEUM TO DONATE PICTURES OF BHADLI KOTADA SITE TO DISPLAY PICTURES DISPLAY IN THE MUSEUM WITH SAMPLES.

    I ATTACH SOME OF THE PICTURES OF BHADLI KOTADA AND A SAMPLE DONATED TO DEPARTMENT OF ARCHAEOLOGY IN BHUJ.

    Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2011 07:22:44 +0530
    From: ryadubir@gmail.com
    To: kutchsciencefoundation@hotmail.com

    Regards with best wishes

  33. azaad says:

    i found your website very interesting. i am trying to find out as much info as possible about my surename, pabani. if anyone could help me with my research i would be very greatful

  34. Jay says:

    Punitbha
    Thanks for the appreciation. We believe word of mouth is the best way to make the site more popular among Kachchhis. However we will consider your suggestion and will work on having a facebook or similar page for the site. Once again we appreciate your participation in our efforts of strengthening the bond between all us Kachchhis.

    Thanks
    Jay

    PANJHA MAADU PANJI KACHCHHI PANJO KACHCHH
    KutchiMaadu team

  35. Punit Thakkar says:

    Many thanks for such a great job, shall appreciate further as many of our “kutchi “are still not aware about this website, you should promote through social networking site.

  36. Dr. Prabodh Shirvalkar says:

    All the members, i am archaeologist and i work with Department of Archaeology, Deccan College Pune.

    In coming november i will be excavating site of Kotada Bhadli.

    I want to enquire if some one is interested in raising fundings for excavations

  37. Jay says:

    Fossil dating back 165 million years discovered in Kutch

    A giant fossilised shell of an oyster-like sea creature has been found on a hill of Khatrod range in Kutch. The shell, which is 2 feet long and 1.75 feet wide, is believed to be 165 million years old. The fossil was discovered by Dr Budhia, who is the president of Kutch Science Foundation, about six months ago.

    Samples of the shell, he said, were then sent to Andes Geology Society.

    “Recently, the body informed us that the fossil is a bivalve shell,” he said. Bivalve is a type of mollusc such as an oyster.

    More details at :

    http://mumbaimirror.com/index.aspx?Page=article&sectname=Tech%20-%20TechTalk&sectid=7&contentid=201005062010050603022168259bc427

  38. Sachin says:

    Drip irrigation initiative in Abadasa and Lakhapat to help Kutchi Farmers irrigate land with less amount of water by GMDC (Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation):

    http://news.kutchforever.com/ShowNews.aspx?id=346

  39. Sachin says:

    Presence of Vedic civilization in Dholavira , Kutch , read more at

    http://news.kutchforever.com/ShowNews.aspx?id=220

  40. GUJARAT (HARAPPAN PERIOD) DISTRICT: KUTCH (FULL LISTING MAY BE AVAILABLE ON EMAIL REQUEST)

    Chitrol 23.24N – 70.40E
    Desalpur 23.29N – 69.10E
    Dholvira (Kotadi) 23.58N – 70.12E
    Gadhwaliwadi 23.30N – 69.03E
    Gunthai 23.28N – 69.09E
    Jatavadar 23.45N – 70.40E
    Kanthkot 23.29N – 70.29E
    Kerasi 23.40N – 70.44E
    Khakhra Dera 23.34N – 70.29E
    Khari-Ka-Khanda 23.27N – 70.19E

    Khedoi 23.03N – 69.57E
    Kotada Bhadli 1 23.22N – 69.26E
    Kotada Bhadli 2 23.22N – 69.26E
    Kotada 23.17N – 70.06E
    Kotadi 23.58N – 70.12E
    Kotara-Juni-Karan 24.00N – 69.45E
    Lakhapar 23.33N – 70.28E
    Lakhpat 23.50N – 68.47E
    Morvo 23.50N – 70.42E
    Narapa 23.34N – 69.05E
    Nenu-Ni-Dhar 23.51N – 69.44E
    Pirwada 23.20N – 70.00E
    Pabunath 23.38N – 70.31E
    Rampara (Vekera No Timbo) 23.30N – 70.45E
    Ramvav 23.32N – 70.28E
    Samaghoga 22.55N – 69.40E
    Selari 22.42N – 70.37E
    Surkotada 23.37N – 70.50E
    Todio 23.05N – 69.55E
    Vada 23.34N – 69.03E

    PLACE NAMED WITH “RAI” ARE OLD LAKES ARE CIVILISATION PLACES

    MOCHIRAI OF SUKHPAR – 40 HARAPPAN GRAVES ARE FOUND IN BAJARIYUN GAAM AREA

    SADHURAI OF GODPAR, JAMORAI BETWEEN GODPAR & MANUKUVA, VICHANDRAI OF MANUKUVA AND MAGJIRAI OF MADHAPAR.

    SAR – MEANS SAROVAR ARE OLD CIVILISATION PLACES IN KUTCH.

    BALASAR VAGAD NEAR GADHADA RASAJI
    BHARASAR – HARAPPAN DAM AREA,
    VADASAR – TARO -TALAV AREA OF THE VILLAGE
    SUMARASAR – NENUNI DHAR CIVILISATION
    DEVISAR – HAS MORE THAN ONE AREA OF
    CIVILISATION AREA DEVISAR AND JATAWADA
    BHADRESAR – BHADRESWAR
    KHIRASARA , DAHISARA , MODSAR, Anandsar

    MORO – MORA MEANS TAKARO – TIMBO

    SARLI TIMBO – JIWA TIMBO ARE
    VEKARA TIMBO OF VAGAD
    VEKRA RAMPAR OF BHUJ
    MOMAY MORA etc

    GADH AND GADHADA OF KUTCH

    GADHADA OF KHADIR NEAR RATANPAR
    GADHADA RASAJI NEAR BALASAR IN VAGAD
    GADHSHISHA
    DEVPARGADH
    RAPAR GADH
    GADHWARI WADI – MEGHPAR IN BHUJ
    GADHWARIWADI – KHIRSARA NETRA NAKHATRANA
    PANDYANO GADH etc
    GADHADA OF BHAVNAGAR ON RIVER BANKS OF GHELO RIVER.

    KOT – KOTADA – KOTDI OF KUTCH

    KANTH KOT
    KOTADA CHAKAR REHA – UGAMANA AND ATHAMANA KOTADA – GADHADO AREA HAS GADH IN GROUNDS
    KOTADA BHADLI THARAVADA IN NAKHTRANA
    Kotada (Roha) has OLD KOTDA near village Kotada and Khirasara

    KOTADA THARAVADA IN ANJAR
    KOTADA IN ZURA
    KOTADA JADODAR
    KOTADA – KOTADI OF DHOLAVIRA
    KOTAY – KOTESHWAR
    KATESHWAR – LAKHAPAT
    KOTESHWAR – NARAYAN SAROVAR
    ALSO KOTADA CHANDRANI

    By Dr.BHUDIA-Science Group Of INDIA.

    President:’Kutch Science Foundation’.
    Founder :’Kutch Amateurs Astronomers Club – Bhuj – Kutch’.
    Life Member:’kutch Itihaas Parishad’.
    kutchscience@yahoo.co.in, kutchscience@hotmail.com,
    http://uk.geocities.com/wildlifeofkutch/
    http://www.geocities.com/kutchscience
    http://profiles.yahoo.com/kutchscience2000
    http://in.groups.yahoo.com/group/scienceclubofindia
    http://in.groups.yahoo.com/group/kutchscience
    http://in.groups.yahoo.com/group/kachchh
    http://in.groups.yahoo.com/group/bhuj
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