Lovariya

Lovariya is a village near the town Anjar, the taluka of Kutch district in the Indian state of Gujarat.

Lovariya
Loharia, Lovaria
village
Lovariya is located in Gujarat
Lovariya
Lovariya
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 23°05′32″N 69°53′03″E / 23.092246°N 69.884162°ECoordinates: 23°05′32″N 69°53′03″E / 23.092246°N 69.884162°E
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Kachchh
Panchayat Gram Panchayat
Elevation 27 m (89 ft)
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 370110
Telephone code 02836
Vehicle registration GJ-12
Sex ratio 0.894 /
Distance from Bhuj 60 kilometres (37 mi)
Distance from Ahmedabad 350 kilometres (220 mi)

History

Lovariya is one of the 18 villages founded by Kutch Gurjar Kshatriyas or Mistris, as they are known in Kutch. These Mistris first moved into Saurashtra in early 7th century and later a major group entered Kutch in 12th Century & established themselves at Dhaneti. Later from 12th century onwards they moved to settle themselves between Anjar and Bhuj and founded the villages of Anjar, Sinugra, Khambhra, Nagalpar, Khedoi, Madhapar, Hajapar, Kukma, Galpadar, Reha, Vidi, Ratnal, Jambudi, Devaliya, Lovaria, Nagor, Chandiya, Meghpar and Kumbharia.[1] [2][3] [4][5]

Many of these Mistris made it big during early years of Railway Construction by British.[6]

However, majority of old houses of Mistris with unique architect were destroyed in the earthquake of 26 January 2001.

About Village

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

Village is located 14 km from nearest town Anjar. Villagers enjoy very good drinking water supply, and very Electricity supply with very less power shortages. Village has good amount Telephone penetration, and nearly most of the houses has televisions and Cable supply. Village Entrance greets with Welcome gate.

Culture

Most of the people in Lovaria are of Parmar & Chawda clan belonging to Mistri or Kutch Gurjar Kshatriyas community.

Preceded by
Unknown
Village Sarpanch
1991 – 2003
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Unknown
Village Talati
2003 – Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Unknown
Village Aanganvadiben
2003 – Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Unknown
Village Nurseben
2003 – Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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
  6. ^ Nanji Bapa ni Nondh-pothi published in Gujarati in year 1999 from Vadodara. It is a diary of Railway Contracts done by KGK community noted by Nanji Govindji Tank of Hajapar/Jamshedpur, compiled by Dharsibhai Jethalal Tank of Nagalpar/Tatanagar. This book was given Aank Sidhhi award by Kutch Shakti at Mumbai in year 2000.Railway Contractors from Lovaria

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