Meghpar, Anjar

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Meghpar, Kutch)
Jump to: navigation, search
Meghpar
મેઘપર
Village
Meghpar is located in Gujarat
Meghpar
Meghpar
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 23°05′02″N 70°04′19″E / 23.084°N 70.072°E / 23.084; 70.072Coordinates: 23°05′02″N 70°04′19″E / 23.084°N 70.072°E / 23.084; 70.072
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Kachchh
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Nearest city Anjar

Meghpar is a village in Anjar Taluka in Kutch District of Gujarat of India. It is located on Anjar to Galpadar Road. About the history of Meghpar it is one of the 18 villages founded by Kutch Gurjar Kshatriyas or Mistris of Kutch. It is located at a distance of about 4  km from Taluka Headquarters Anjar. The famous Malkeshwar Mahadev Temple is located nearby. It is also known as Meghpar-Borichi.

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 between Anjar and Bhuj and founded the villages of Anjar, Sinugra, Khambhra, Nagalpar, Khedoi, Madhapar, Hajapar, Kukma, Galpadar, Reha, Vidi, Ratnal, Jambudi, Devariya, Lovaria, Nagor, Chandiya, Meghpar and Kumbharia.[1][2]

These group of warriors were also talented architects and have contributed in erection of most of the historical architect of Kutch The Mistris of these villages have built and developed the infrastructure, temples, community halls around the villages till late 19th century. Many members of Mistri community migrated out of village during the years 1850 to 1940, the early years of laying of Railway lines in British India and have now settled in various parts of India and East Africa. [3][4] However, majority of old houses of Mistris with unique architect were destroyed in the earthquake of 26 January 2001.

References[edit]