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sciencegroupofindia on November 13, 2007

BHUVADESHWAR SHIVA Temple of BHUVAD Village of BHUDIA's

By yours Dr.BHUDIA-Science Group Of INDIA. http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/venustransit_2004/ 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 Do visit our ABOVE Clubs/Groups of Science club of India, Science Group of India.

balrat73 on January 30, 2008

this villege not bhudia but bhuvad chavda same pepale satel same difrunt villege that villege pepal tell new pepale bhuvadia or bhudia

this villege name is bhuvad also kutch king lakho fulani visit bhuvad and marid bhuvad prins dhoter after bhuvad involv kutch. that time undur bhuvad 24 villege pepale lell bhuvad chovisee

balrat73 on January 30, 2008

BHUVAD VERY RICH AND BIG CITY THAT TIME MORE THAN ANJAR BHUVAD ALSO JEVERI BAJAR THAT TIME THINK THAT HOW BHUVAD RICH OR BHUVAD SUWARN YOUG.

balrat73 on January 30, 2008

ALSO AROUND 25 DIFRUNT KUL DEVI TEMPLE MOST OF COMUNITY GROING BHUVAD AND AFTER FLO EVRY VER

sciencegroupofindia on February 28, 2008

I send you some Details of BHUDIAs. it is uploaded to BHUDIA NET http://www.panoramio.com/user/1004720 http://www.geocities.com/bhuvad.gaam/ http://www.geocities.com/bhudia.families/

OUR SURNAME BHUDIA/BHUDIYA SURNAME IS DERIVED FROM BHUVADIA/BHUVADIYA, AS WE ARRIVED FROM VILLAGE BHUVAD (52KM from BHUJ) NEAR KHEDOI (2KM) IN ANJAR (12KM) TALUKA OF KUTCH.

We are KSHATRIYA by caste syatem and as we are from KANTHAL we were also known as KHANDHAL KSHATRIYA before we came to Bhuvad.

OUR PRESENT VILLAGE OF KANBI CHOVISI ARE ESTABLISHED IN LAST 200-250 YEARS OF TIME. WE SETTLED IN THIS NEW VILLAGES AFTER WE LEFT VILLAGE BHUVAD.

BEFORE THAT THERE WERE OTHERE CHOVISHI VILLAGES 1) BHUVAD CHOVISHI of Bhudia 2) VAGAD CHOVISHI of Vagadiya Kanbi and Vanias/Banias - They are now known as VAGADIYA by surname, even banias are known as VAGASDIA VANIAs 3) ANJAR AND KHEDOI CHOVISHI MAINLY OF THAKRAIs 4) HALA chovishi of Vanias/Banias

As we came from BHUVAD villages our identity was known as BHUAVDIA - means people of/from Bhuvad. as people of/from VAGAD are known as VAGADIA.

Before that we were in Halar in saurashtra also known as Halari kanbi. here is brief history of our villages we lived there in saurashtra.

Gaam SANTHAL then gaam KANTHAL and "toran banthyu" Surname KAnTHAL. Then Gujarat Gaam PORBHATHU - where? SISANG? GOTRA KASHYAP Then Halar Gaam GUNVIDI in HALAR. VADRASI in GOLWAD JAMNAGAR Gaam GunBHIMANI then left Gaam GunBhimani in VS 1362 /AD1306 in recorded VAHIVANCH record which is 701 years ago from today VS2063/AD 2007

Present written record of who came to bhuvad is in VAHIVANCH books of ancestry records of BHUDIA families. We have name of GOHIYA BAPA who was in BHUAVD in VS 1743/1687 AD . all Bhudia of KUTCH are from our ancester GOHIYABAPA in BHUVAD. and then his generations MEGHABAPA and their five sons has big family in Bhuvad. Later after few genarations, their generations followed to new establishments of Villages of BHUJ. eg FOTADI and Kodki, Madhapar, SUKHPAR Bhuj, MANUKUVA, NARANPAR, Surajpar, VADASAR and Mandvi, RAMPAR-VEKARA, GODPAR, Samatra, Mirjapar, Kera, etc One family of BHUDIA from BHUVAD remained in Tharavada (Kotada) in Anjar, so also known as THARAVADA wara. And later they also arrived in MADHAPAR to join their family who established in new villages of BHUJ.

Patel has many meanings 1. Translation in Sanskrit: Patel - farmer 2. In Hindi: Patel - village leader 3. Patel - Chief of village. Surname originated from province of Gujarat, India . 4. Patel surname is the most widely used name today. Originally the Kurmis of Punjab, after having settled in Gujarat. The rulers of Gujarat at that time, The Solanki ruler allocated land equivalent to one village to each family for cultivation. It is concluded from the books kept by the "BAROTHS" and the "VAHIVANCHAS" that the PATIDAR are originally from PUNJAB. From Punjab they moved to MARVAD and then to GUJARAT. Around AD 1000, the Badhshah of Afghanistan attacked and conquered Punjab. He and his soldiers committed great atrocities on the people of Punjab. Our forefathers left Punjab to escape from the atrocities of the Afghan king and his soldiers and to save the women. The people who left Punjab were KANBI from Leava and KARAD villages of the GUJARANWALA district (presently in Pakistan). Even today there is a group of people of the KANBI caste in the villages of Punjab. These KANBI people left Punjab for MARVAD with what little belongings they could fit on their bullock carts. At that time, Marvad was ruled by PARMAR kings and the fame of Rajah Bhoj was widely known. This was the reason our forefathers were attracted to that region. At that time Marvad was very densely populated and it was not possible to acquire enough land. After staying for a short period in Marvad, they left for Khambhat (Kheda District) on hearing that there was uncultivated land available and this brought them to Gujarat. At this time the SOLANKIS were ruling GUJARAT. Land equivalent to about one GAM (village) was granted to each family and the Kanbi people settled on this land. The Kanbis being hard workers managed to cultivate the land with great benefits. It was decided that a twelfth portion of the crop would be given to the King in return for the land. But the cost of collecting this twelfth part from each farmer was very high so the king drew up an agreement and appointed a headman for each village. These headmen controlled the farmers and collected crops from them for the king. The agreement of the land was kept in the custody of the elders in the family of the headman. The records of the kingdom and of the crops were kept on the PAT (record or log book) and the person who entered and kept these records was known as "PATLIKH". Patlikh was shortened to PATAL and then became PATEL. The people that came from the village Leava became known as LEAVA KANBI and those that came from the village KARAD became KARADVA KANBI. The Karadva was shortened to KADVA KANBI. The Kadva Kanbi settled in the Northern part of Gujarat and the Leava Kanbi settled around Khambhat. The people who settled in Gujarat were very industrious and intelligent and became farmers and in a short period of time, Gujarat started to prosper. As time went by, the kings and the kingdoms changed and so did the portions of the crops given to the kings. The main industry and income of the kingdoms was agriculture and the kingdoms were sustained on the income from the farms and so the payments were increased to one sixth part of all crops cultivated. Then Khambat became the kingdom of the Mauryavansi and the crops collected from the farmers was different each year. Between A.D. 1300 -1400, the king of Delhi Allaudin Khilji and his soldiers captured this part of Gujarat and ended the rule of Hindu kings. Allaudin Khilji told his SUBAS (clerks) that the strength of the farmers was in their wealth and so squeeze as much wealth as possible from the farmers without making them completely destitute. Leave only enough for the farmers to sow the following year's crops. Fifty percent of the crops were collected in payment from each farmer leaving them extremely poor. Allaudin Khilji ruled Gujarat for 15 to 20 years. Mohammed Bagdo became the next ruler of Gujarat and took a third of all crops and outlawed any stealing. To improve farming, he chose the best farmer from each village and handed those farmers the land. In return he asked the chosen farmers to improve the farming, provide security for that village and make the village prosperous and pay the kingdom on fixed cash base (BANDHI AVAK). This way the tradition of giving part of the crop to the kingdom was abolished and a permanent propriety of the land was granted. Whoever had the propriety of the land were called PATEDAR which changed to KANBI PATIDAR and then became PATEL PATIDAR. This way once again the PATEL PATIDAR became the owners of each village. From then on the Patel Patidar have maintained themselves as Patidar and have cultivated land by hiring farm labour. Thus the villages of Gujarat started to prosper once again. Around A.D. 1600 Akbar conquered Gujarat. Akbar had the land measured by the "TODARMAL" and established the "VINDHOTI" system (land tax). This is today's "MAYSHUL" system. They slowly became over populated and this brought shortage of houses and agricultural land. In the beginning each family had about 5000 "VIGA" land but when that land was passed on to the successive generations, the share to each family became smaller and smaller which in turn made the families poorer. Between A.D. 1820 and 1830 some of the poor Patidar families decided to move towards SOUTH GUJARAT and were joined by Leava Patidars from other densely populated villages. (The railway first came to India in 1860 and the first rail route was between Bombay and Thane.) The Kanbi Patidar were hard workers and so in a short time started to live comfortably and happily

Bhudia Website is uploaded here with FAMILY trees photos and also photos in the Google earth and Google map of the Kutch map area and our villages of KUTCH eg Naranpar, sukhpar madhapar etc http://www.panoramio.com/user/1004720

http://www.geocities.com/bhuvad.gaam/ http://www.geocities.com/bhudia.families/

By yours H H.BHUDIA-Science Group Of INDIA. http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/venustransit_2004/ President:"Kutch Science Foundation". Founder :"Kutch Amateurs Astronomers Club - Bhuj - Kutch". Life Member:"kutch Itihaas Parishad". kutchscience@..., kutchscience@..., 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

sciencegroupofindia on March 10, 2008

Dear friends Of Archaeology, History and science,

Many Histories are explained in LOK-Geets, KAHEVATs-Stories and Poems etc. eg. Narshinh Maheta’ poems and songs along with kathas. has rich treasures of our Literatures but we do not have exact timings of Narshinh Maheta’s Birth, all we have is hazy assumptions of his timings. Similarly we have all the records of JADEJA CLAN since their ancestor JAM JADA and their dynasty in Vahivancha records. (all records are kept in our Library of Kutch Science Foundation and also in MOTI POSHAD of BHUJ where all kings records were recorded during dynasty time to till dates). But None has records of JESHAL JADEJA though poems and History are available.

Similarly King BHUVAD who established the Village BHUVAD on his name and also a SHIVA temple of BUVADESHWAR. But archaeological records are not accurate. Temple was said to be during the time of 14 century just within 7 centuries. Which do not look correct. Though there is a King Bhuvad’s Samadhi south of Hanuman temple near Bhuvadeshwar Shiva temple. Anthropologist can make bone carbon dating from those specimens and confirm by Carbon -C14 dating of King BHUVAD timings.

During our last visit to BHUVAD Village on 29 July 2007 for collecting documentary proofs of Bhuvad and its History, we visited the Eldest Historian CHARAN Person of the Bhuvad village who was recording the History since generations. They are also Known as VAHIVANCHA who keeps records of generations with name and sanvants (VS – Vikram Sanvant). He showed us all Recorded hand written Books of such records and gave us a plentiful of the important in formations, records and also more than 400 years old hand written CHARANI KAVYA SONGS (Poems of OLD CHANRNs – “CHARANI KAVYA SANGRAH”). Which are now at the end to be lost soon if not preserved perfectly.

He also gave dates of the Birth of BHUVAD CHAVADA as written in song as 9-22-11 BUDHA EKADASHI, which means that VS – Vikram Sanvant 922 and EKADASHI – 11 day moon, and WEDNES DAY. Which is 922-56 = 866 AD which are more closer to notes below.

1) Vanraj, in the meanwhile, had raised an army. He fought and defeated king Bhuvad and regained his lost kingdom. He founded Anhilpur Patan on the banks of the river Saraswati on Monday in the month of Vaishakh in Vikram Samvat 802. Vanraj was installed as king and Shridevi was present to apply the rajtilak. 2) He founded his empire in a forest on land inhabited by a shepherd Anahill. It was a land supposed to harbour only the brave souls. It is said that it was on this land that once a rabbit attacked a fierce dog. The new capital was christened Anahillpur Patan in A.D. 745.

Though it Looks very perfect, it may contradict with present incomplete archaeological record. But the Biography records written and History of Ahilpur Patan give the confirmation as below. So ARCHAOLOGY need to put it correct by Anthropology investigations of the bone carbon dating from those specimens and confirm by Carbon -C14 dating of King BHUVAD timings

SHRIDEVI Born in Kakar village, Shridevi blazed a trail and carved out a niche in the history of Gujarat. In her one finds a combination of insight and a streak of adventure. She would find a way out of a seemingly difficult situation and no adversity would scare her. King Bhuvad invaded Panchasar on the outskirts of the Ran of Kutch. King Jayshikhari of Panchasar fought very bravely but died in the battle. His son Vanraj was given shelter by sadhu Sheelgunsuri and was brought up in an upashraya. He resolved to get back the lost kingdom of his father. In the company of his uncle Surpal, Vanraj turned a robber. He robbed people and kings passing through the forest so as to buy arms and raise an army. Vanraj, once, went to Kakar to rob a rich businessman. He entered the house and peeped into the cellar to look for hidden treasures. His hand, instead of a pot of gold, fell into a pot filled with curd. Vanraj thought for a while. What it signaled was that he was now a member of the family and how could he think of robbing the same family. He, therefore, returned empty handed. Next morning the businessman woke up to find that his house was in a disarray and things were lying scattered all over. The businessman called his sister Shridevi and said," A thief must have entered the house at night. Let's find out what things have been stolen". They began to look for valuables and to their surprise they found that nothing was stolen. "How could this happen ?", they wondered. It was a mystery unresolved when Shridevi's eyes suddenly fell on the pot of curd. She discovered fingerprints and that set her thinking. From the fingerprints she inferred that they were those of a great and powerful personality. At the same time, she was puzzled that, a man who had come to rob the house, went away without stealing anything. How strange! Who that man could he? She was eager to find him and know from him his compulsions for indulging in stealing and robbing. Vanraj also came to know that Shridevi was eager to meet him. He came to her house at night in cognito. On seeing Shridevi, he felt brotherly affection towards her. He found peace and love in her house after wandering for days together. Shridevi fed him with sisterly affection and behaved as a sister would towards her brother. Vanraj said, "From today, you are my sister and if I became king, I would want you to apply rajtilak." Years passed and Shridevi got married and settled in Patan. Once, while she was passing through the forest, she met Vanraj and her sisterly. love for him was aroused once more. Vanraj, in the meanwhile, had raised an army. He fought and defeated king Bhuvad and regained his lost kingdom. He founded Anhilpur Patan on the banks of the river Saraswati on Monday in the month of Vaishakh in Vikram Samvat 802. Vanraj was installed as king and Shridevi was present to apply the rajtilak (anointing). The character of Shridevi is an inspiring one. She accepted Vanraj, a nomad, as her brother, who ultimately became a king, but she did not entertain any thought of getting any reward from him. Thus, she is a shining example of pure sisterly love and affection, devoid of any trace of selfishness

VANRAJ CHAVDA Vanraj Chavda, the founder of the Chavda empire, was a powerful ruler of Gujarat. Many Jain saints, brave soldiers and a host of eminent personalities lived during his reign. Jaishikhari, Vanaraj's father, was defeated by king Bhuvad in a battle and his pregnant wife queen Roopsundari, accompanied by brother Surpal, hid herself in a forest. Vanraj was born and brought up in the forest. Once, while child Vanraj was sleeping in a cradle hung between trunks of two trees, Jain Acharya Sheelgunsuri happened to pass through the forest. His gaze fell on the sleeping child and prophesied that the child would carve out a niche for himself as a powerful ruler. The kind-hearted Jain saint gave shelter to the queen and her child. Vanraj was looked after by the Jain monk and this helped in the inculcation of many virtues in the infant Vanraj. His innate bravery did not remain dormant and he became the king of the forest. He was a true Kshatriya (a warrior-caste) and while playing with children, he would assume the role of a king. With the passage of time, Vanraj grew into a brave man and showed his powers very often. A very determined man, he would never retrace a step once taken. He learnt the art of warfare from his uncle Surpal and decided to take back the empire lost by his father. He began collecting wealth, soldiers and weapons to wq.ge a war against the enemy. Once Vanraj committed a theft at the house of a businessman in the neighbouring village. While stealing things from his house, his hand happened to fall into a pot of curd. He thought, "My hand is smeared with curd and it means I have eaten in the house of this man. So I am their guest. How can I steal things from his house ?" Vanraj left the place, leaving behind the stolen goods. Next day the villager's sister Shridevi learnt, on inquiry, that it was Vanraj who had left behind the stolen goods. She invited him to her house for a meal. Vanraj promised her that she would be called to apply tilak (forehead Mark) on his installation as king. Vanraj waylaid Bhuvad and looted silver and one thousand horses. The king of Kanoj also did not offer any resistance to him and Vanraj thought the time had come for him to seize power. He founded his empire in a forest on land inhabited by a shepherd Anahill. It was a land supposed to harbour only the brave souls. It is said that it was on this land that once a rabbit attacked a fierce dog. The new capital was christened Anahillpur Patan in A.D. 745.

Vanraj brought from Panchasar the idol of Shri Parshwanath Bhagwan and got it installed in Vanraj-vihar. The temple of Shri Panchasara Parshwanath still exists in Patau in north Gujarat with the idols of King Vanraj and Acharya Sheelgunsuri too. Vanraj became the king of Gujarat and his subjects were all happy, but often he was referred to as a robber, and he tried to remove the blot. His son Yograj too was pained on being branded robbers and their kingdom as 'Kingdom of robbers'. The three sons of Yograj looted the ships anchored in the sea near Somnath Patan. To atone for his sin, Yograj gave up taking food and water and committed self immolation by setting himself afire. By yours Dr.BHUDIA-Science Group Of INDIA. http://uk.geocities.com/wildlifeofkutch/ http://www.geocities.com/bhuvad.gaam/ President:"Kutch Science Foundation". Founder :"Kutch Amateurs Astronomers Club - Bhuj - Kutch". Life Member:"kutch Itihaas Parishad". http://www.geocities.com/kutchscience/ http://in.groups.yahoo.com/group/kutchscience/ http://in.groups.yahoo.com/group/scienceclubofindia/ http://in.groups.yahoo.com/group/kachchh/ Do visit our ABOVE Clubs/Groups of Science club of India, Science Group of India.

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