Bhandaria, Bhavnagar

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Bhandaria is a village and former princely state in Gujarat, western India.

History[edit]

Bhandaria was a single village princely state under a Kamliya darbarchieftain. Bhandaria state under a Bhandaria Talukdar [1]

It had a population of 449 in 1901, yielding a state revenue of 4000 Rupees (mostly from land; 1903-4) and paying 322 Rypees tribute to the Gaikwar State (Baroda) and Junagarh State.

During the British Raj, the petty state was under the colonial Eastern Kathiawar Agency.

Village[edit]

Modern Bhandaria, in Bhavnagar Taluka of Bhavnagar district, is situated on Maleshri or Maleshvari river.

Places of interest[edit]

Bhandaria is known for its stone, a kind of laterite. A very fine bridge of this stone has been built across the Maleshvari river at Bhandaria itself, which is on the high road from Bhavnagar to Mahuva.[2]

The neighbouring hills, a branch of the Khokhara range, are called the Malnath hills, after a temple which lies in one of their gorges, and which is called the Malnath Mahadev. This temple has a fine kund or reservoir of water close to it. The names of the principal hills near Bhandaria are the Kalvira, the Rojmal, the Bhinmal, the Kan-phata, and the Kurma.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://dsal.uchicago.edu/reference/gazetteer/pager.html?objectid=DS405.1.I34_V15_171.gif
  2. ^ a b Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency: Kathiawar (Public Domain text). VIII. Printed at the Government Central Press, Bombay. 1884. p. 382.

External links and Sources[edit]

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency: Kathiawar. VIII. Printed at the Government Central Press, Bombay. 1884. p. 382.