Khambhra

Khambhra or Khamra is a village near the town Anjar and the taluka of Kutch district in the Indian state of Gujarat. The village is eight kilometres from the nearest town, Anjar.

Khambhra

Khambhara
city
Khambhra is located in Gujarat
Khambhra
Khambhra
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 23°06′00″N 69°58′00″E / 23.10000°N 69.96667°ECoordinates: 23°06′00″N 69°58′00″E / 23.10000°N 69.96667°E
Country India
StateGujarat
DistrictKachchh
PanchayatGram Panchayat
Elevation
27 m (89 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialGujarati, Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
370110
Telephone code02836
Vehicle registrationGJ-12
Sex ratio0.894 /
Distance from Bhuj60 kilometres (37 mi)
Distance from Ahmedabad350 kilometres (220 mi)

History

It is one of the 18 villages founded by Kutch Gurjar Kshatriyas or Mistris, as they are known in Kutch.[1][2][3][4][5]

Most of the early infrastructure and temples of Khambhra was also constructed by these Mistris or Kutch Gurjar Kshatriyas community in late 1890s. Almost all the old majestic houses of Khambhra with unique architect were destroyed in the earthquake on 26 January 2001. The village was rehabilitated with help of Government & NGO help. But the old glory is lost.

Facilities

Kuldevi Temples of many clans of these Kutch Gurjar Kshatriyas community are also there in this village.

Villagers enjoy very good drinking water supply, and very good electricity supply with very few power shortages. Village has good amount of telephone penetration and nearly all the houses have televisions and cable supply. Village entrance greets with Welcome gate.

References

  1. ^ Kutch Gujar Kshatriyas, History & names of their 18 Villages
  2. ^ Press Report after earthquake Giving details of Villages, Art & Skills of Mistris of Kutch Archived 2012-09-30 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Press Report on Houses, History of Mistiris of Kutch Archived 2012-12-20 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Kutch Gurjar Kshatriyas Archived 2011-07-10 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Gurjar Kshatriyas, also known as Mistris, came to Kutch from Rajasthan. They are skilled in building construction. They first established themselves at Dhaneti and were granted 18 villages by the rulers of Kutch. They are famous designers and developers of buildings and bridges
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