Bhayavadar, Gujarat

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Bhayavadar is located in Gujarat
Location in Gujarat, India
Bhayavadar is located in India
Bhayavadar (India)
Coordinates: 21°41′50″N 70°59′45″E / 21.69722°N 70.99583°E / 21.69722; 70.99583Coordinates: 21°41′50″N 70°59′45″E / 21.69722°N 70.99583°E / 21.69722; 70.99583
Founded byBhaya Nathu Wala (1st Darbar saheb of bhayavadar)
 • OfficialGujarati, Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationGJ

Bhayavadar is a village in Amreli district in the Indian state of Gujarat. The majority population of the village are Patels.

The large temple of Swaminarayan Mandir is the main attraction of Bhayavadar. Many people come in this fair and enjoy the fair. Another holy place in the village is Makanbapa Sevadham Sankul which is situated on the out of village. Many people come to this place to attain happiness.The nearest access points are Rajkot Airport and Amereli Railway Station.


The village was created 100+ years ago. Before independence, the village was A Sixth Class Indian princely state. founded by Kumar Shri Bhaya Nathu Wala, younger son of Darbar Shri Nathu Champraj Wala of Sanala, and hence also known as Bhaya Nathu Estate. King Bhaya Wala was born 2 January 1881, succeeded 19 January 1920, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; founded a new village named after himself, Bhayavadar, and resided there,


It is located 30 km towards west from District headquarters Amreli. 279 km from State capital Gandhinagar. This Place is on the borders of Amreli and Junagadh Districts.


Bhayavadar is a small village with total 310 families residing. The Bhayavadar village has population of 1539 of which 767 are males while 772 are females as per Census 2011 by Indian Government.

In Bhayavadar village population of children with age 0-6 is 161 which makes up 10.46% of total population of village. Average Sex Ratio of Bhayavadar village is 1007 which is higher than Gujarat state average of 919. Child Sex Ratio for the Bhayavadar as per census is 851, lower than Gujarat average of 890.

Gujarati is the local language. The village normally shows unity as people from all castes. The native language of Bhayavadar is Gujarati and most of the village people speak Gujarati. Bhayavadar people use Gujarati language for communication.


The village is administrated by a Sarpanch who is an elected representative of village as per constitution of India and Panchayati raj (India). The last elections were held on December, 2016 and Shirimati Kanchanben Lunagariya was elected as Sarpanch. 8 other people were elected as panches.

The main person behind the development of the village is Bhaya Nathu Wala, He is King of Bhayavadar Village and also Founder of Bhayavadar Village.

Present status[edit]

Villagers enjoy a good drinking water supply, and a steady electricity supply with few power shortages. Telephones are common, and nearly all of the houses have televisions and cable.

The village entrance has a big Chabutro and welcome gate.


The Occupation of the village is mainly Agriculture and people used to do it. Some people are in the Politics,Government administration, Education Field etc.But In this Village Most Young Generation Heve their own Business. Like Civil construction, Embroidery machine, Software Company, Electrical, Mechanical engineering field. Mostly people working in Rajkot, Ahemadabad, Surat & Mumbai.

Political involvement[edit]

There were many leaders of the village from when it was first started. The political structure consists of 8 members. There is a head called the Sarpanch. Under the Sarpanch there are 7 lower members that act as advisors to the Sarpanch. These 7 members are called Panches. The political system does not discriminate members due to gender. Any male or female can be a member.

Basic facilities that are available in the village are

  • Government Middle School - It serves village students up to Standard 8
  • Water works with a Water Purifier Plant
  • Village Commonplace - Panchayat Ghar
  • Wide roads and streets in village
  • Regular bus service connecting near by villages and district headquarter (Amreli) and tehsil (Kunkavav) at regular timings.

In addition to this, the political inclination of people here is mixed one and when it comes to deciding political parties, it is done based on the works done by the incumbent parties.


Kishorbhai Lunagariya, was former Sarpanch of this village. Newly elected Sarpanch, is Shirimati Kanchanben Lunagariya, and has been working very hard for the development of the village. she is assisted by the council of members of Gram Panchayat. and Batukbhai Bhalala is a Deputy Sarpanch of this village.

History of Leaders in 20th And 21st century[edit]

Years Sarpanch Picture of Development&link
01/06/1955 to 17/01/1958 Bhavanbhai Lavjibhai Gajera (first sarpanch)
17/01/1958 to 06/04/1958 Vallabhbhai Hirjibhai Sorathiya
06/04/1958 to 31/08/1958 Punabhai Rudabhai (UpSarpanch) But Charge Of Sarpanch
31/08/1959 to 25/01/1960 Popatbhai Kurjibhai Sorathiya
25/01/1960 to 24/08/1962 Punabhai Rudabhia (UpSarpanch) But Charge Of Sarpanch
24/8/1962 to 04/07/1967 Lavjibhai Kurjibhai Sorathiya
04/07/1967 to 04/07/1972 Bhavanbhai Jerambhai Padasala
04/07/1972 to 07/09/1976 Lavjibhai Kurjibhai Sorathiya
20/01/1983 to 23/8/1988 Lavjibhai Kurjibhai Sorathiya
11/01/1989 to 11/01/1994 Lakhabahai Popatbhai Sorathiya
11/01/1994 to 19/07/1995 B.K. Dafda (Vahivatdar Taluka Panchayat Kunkavav Charge)
19/07/1995 to 19/07/2000 Chanpaben Lakhabhai Sorathiya
19/07/2000 to 18/01/2002 M.N. Patel (Vahivatdar Taluka Panchayat Kunkavav Charge )
18/01/2002 to 18/1/2007 Bhupatbhai Wala
18/01/2007 To 19/01/2012 Kanchanben Kishorbhai Luinagariya
19/1/2012 to 18/01/2017 Kishorbhai Bachubhai Lunagariya
18/01/2017 to Present Kanchanben Kishorbhai Luinagariya


All villagers follow the Hindu religion. Patel, Luhar, Suthar, Harijans, Brahmins. People of the village live together in happiness. They celebrate many festivals like Holi, Diwali, Janmashtami, Rakshabandhan etc. Village society is governed solely by Hindu rituals although the younger generation has been affected by western cultural influences.


Bhayavadar Upper Primary School is there which has many facilities for the children.. No high schools or colleges are there. Graduates go to nearby villages, such as Amreli and Moti Kunkavav, Bagsara for higher education.

The villagers claim to be fully literate while all children now attend school. However, many women remain illiterate, although literacy rates are improving. Many students of the village have obtained admission to best engineering institutes through various competitions run by the IIT, AIEEE etc.

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