Nagalpar, Anjar

Nagalpur or Nagalpar is a small village in Kutch district in the state of Gujarat, India. It comes under Anjar taluka.


Nagalpar is located in Gujarat
Location in Gujarat, India
Nagalpar is located in India
Nagalpar (India)
Coordinates: 23°06′32″N 69°59′25″E / 23.108944°N 69.990292°ECoordinates: 23°06′32″N 69°59′25″E / 23.108944°N 69.990292°E
Country India
PanchayatGram Panchayat
Founded byNaagbai
27 m (89 ft)
 • OfficialGujarati, Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code02836
Vehicle registrationGJ-12
Sex ratio0.894 /
Distance from Bhuj60 kilometres (37 mi)
Distance from Ahmedabad350 kilometres (220 mi)


About history of Nagalpar or Nagalpur it is one of the 19 villages established by Kutch Gurjar Kshatriyas or Mistris as they are known in Kutch in the 12th century.[1] [2][3] [4][5]

All the old houses,temples and early infrastructure is built by these Mistri - Gurjar Kshatriya community during 1890-1900. However, majority of old houses with unique architect were destroyed in the earthquake of 26 January 2001.but still it could be hardly seen at some places of nagalpur

Notable Persons

Some of these Mistris made it big during early days of Railways construction by British during 1860-1930.[6][7][8]

Mistris, Gangjee Dossa & Khimjee Dossa Jethwa and Ramji Rupa Rathod & his successors from the village were among the others who founded collieries at Tisra in Jharia coalfields belt in decade of 1900.[9]


Thakor Mandir dedicated to Vishnu and Laxmi having beautiful carvings at Nagalpar was built by Lira Valji Tank in 1900. Also there is a Shiva temple, which was also built around 1900.

Kuldevi Temples of many clans of these Kutch Gurjar Kshatriya community are also there in this village. For example, Jethwa clan have their Kuldevi Brahmani - Chamunda Mata's temple in village.


Mistri Ruda Gova Rathod of Khedoi was the Gaidher, who constructed in Nagalpar, the beautifully carved Dargah of Hussain Pir Shah also known as the Aga Khani Kubo of Khoja community, which was inaugurated by Hasan Ali Shah, the Aga Khan I him-self. Ruda Gova Rathod of Khedoi started construction in the year 1860 and completed in about five years by 1865 and Roza Mubarak of Abul- Fazlil Abbas which is situated in the main bazar of nagalpur and was constructed in 2009 and it is one of the most important place for shias and the shia ishnashari masjid too,every year a possession is taken on the holy day of muharram where the people of shia community perform the Zanjir's matam and celebrates the mourning of imam Hussain,the brother of abul-Fazlil Abbas[10]


  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 Nagalpar
  7. ^ Ratna Bhagat Ni Chopdi :1930
  8. ^ Kadia Kshatriya Abhudaya:1897
  9. ^ Diary of Golden Days at Jharia - A Memoir & History of Gurjar Kshatriya Samaj of Kutch in Coalfields of Jharia - written by Natwarlal Devram Jethwa of Calcutta/Sinugra compiled by Raja Pawan Jethwa (in English) in 1998.
  10. ^ Nanji Bapa ni Nondh pothi Page:5 Gaidher Jairam Ruda Gajdhar Rathod of Anjar was Gaidher of Kutch Raaj and Mistri & Gaidher Devshi Gova, Kanji Gova & Ruda Gova Rathod of Khedoi: Details & Life-sketch

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