The village of Tumbdi is located on a small hill. The soil and rocks here have a distinct RED colour. Hence the name “Tumbdi”, which literally means an earthen pot made of red clay that quenches everyone’s thirst with its sweet, naturally chilled pure water. Just like the people from Tumbdi.
True to its name, our village is rich not just financially but more importantly in cultural, spiritual, literary and community wealth as well. There are a variety of ongoing community service projects at any given time with the people trying to help by donating knowledge, finance and most importantly time. With more than 12 different communities of different faiths and religions residing side-by-side Tumbdi is a true example of Unity in Diversity of India!
Although Tumbdi comes under the Mundra Taluka, it is on the borders of the Mundra, Mandvi and Bhuj Talukas of Kutch. Tumbdi is equidistant from the 3 biggest cities in Kutch, being 34 kms from Mundra, 37 kms from Bhuj and 33 kms from Mandvi. Its immediate neighbors are the villages of Pundi, Ramania, Faradi, Gajod and among others.
Tumbdi is spread over an area of 12.6 square km with a perimeter of 16.58 kms. The land in and around Tumbdi is rich in Minerals and this being the reason for a strict prohibition by the government on any kind of digging.
|Year of Founding||:||Gujrati Samvant year 1710 (12th Century)|
|Area of Tumbdi||:||12.6 Sq. Kms. – Entire Land, 20,34,130 ft² - Actual residential village|
|Perimeter of Tumbdi||:||16.58 Kms. – Entire Land, 2kms - Actual residential village|
|No. of Jain Families from Tumbdi||:||579|
|No. of Jain people from Tumbdi||:||2483|
|No. of Baua Families||:||113 (Population: 466)|
|No. of Chhadwa Families||:||8 (Population: 26)|
|No. of Chheda Families||:||33 (Population: 133)|
|No. of Dedhia Families||:||23 (Population: 94)|
|No. of Gala Families||:||1 (Population: 38)|
|No. of Khuthia Families||:||26 (Population: 111)|
|No. of Mota Families||:||1 (Population: 4)|
|No. of Nandu Families||:||1 (Population: 5)|
|No. of Sangoi Families||:||12 (Population: 45)|
|No. of Satiya Families||:||49 (Population: 218)|
|No. of Savla Families||:||248 (Population: 1038)|
|No. of Vira Families||:||9 (Population: 33)|
|No. of Lalan Families||:||1 (Population: 2)|
|No. of Parekh Families||:||5 (Population: 22)|
|No. of Shah Families||:||47 (Population: 247)|
“Nokh”, in other words surnames, from the Jain Community in Tumbdi :
Communities in of Tumbdi :
Shri Kutch Tumbdi Jain Mahajan is a body which helps to uplift the village, community and bring solutions to any of the situations of the village or the villagers. Initially the Mahajan was categorized into three divisions – Mumbai Mahaja, Vikas Manadal and Navjeevan Mandal. In the 1980’s all the three separate bodies have merged and formed a single body which is functional and dedicated.
The Mahajan is very old and is committed to uplift the village and the people of the village. Since the past the Mahajan is dedicated to uplift the village and the community as a whole. They have helped the villagers in many ways like there was a School in the village which was not operational at all but the Mahajan made it functional to create literacy and educate the young blood of the village. There were no medical facilities in the Tumbdi, they got a “Sarvajanik Dava Khana” (a dispensary) by appealing to the local board. The Mahajan-wadi was long awaited by the people which was finally created along with the Atithi Gruha which is made available for people to stay who do not have their homes inside the village. The main role of the Mahajan-wadi is to offer food and stay at subsidized rates. Not just such big things but the Mahajan has always helped every needy person by all possible means.
The Present committee is as dedicated as the past ones. They have not just successfully carried the legacy forward but also improvised it at brought it to completely different level. The present Mahajan is headed by the President Shri Dinesh Tokarshi Savla and the Co- Members. The committee is helping the villagers in many ways like
The Mahajan has launched a directory – Tumbdi No Dhabkar which has all the details about the village and the contact detais of the villagers so as to make the communication between each other easy and frequent. Along with that they have also launched a small pocket diary Trin Trin Tumbdi which is just the Telephoe directory.
After almost 20 years the Mahajan organized a cultural festival for the people on the 21st of December, 2014 at the Nalanda Hall, Chembur. It was a huge celebration with more than hundreds of pariticpants in Drama, Dance and other activities. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed it with having served with Lunch, Snacks, Dinner, Dance, Music and Fun.
The present Mahajan is not just Enthusiast but also has a vision. They have foresighted the growth of Tumbdi and so the have planned things like :
The Mahajan in the past has, presently is and in the future dedicates its Life to the assist the people in all the ways and alleviate the growth of the village.
The Nemi Suvidhi Mahila Mandal is the Ladies Club Of Tumbdi which pro-actively is organizing various activities for the ladies of the village. The main motto of this club is bring together the ladies and create a platform where the female members can know each other, help each other and actively participate in growth of the village. They organize get together twice or thrice a year so that everybody connects with each other and knows each other.
The Tumbdi Cricket Club not just has young and talented players but highly potential players. The team has won several awards for Tumbdi and the most important victories were in the years 1997, 2001, 2004 and 2006 where Tumbdi had won the Navneet Cup. The Team has not just won Navneet Cup but even SIX A SIDE CUP in the year 1998 and 1999 and also Volley Ball match in 1999 and even a Runners Up Trophy once. The Captain of the current Cricket Team is Mr. Piyush Bharat Khutiya.
Comprising of 6 young and dynamic members, we are responsible for things like this website and the android app.
Visioned and proposed by Amrish Dinesh Savla the team has build this website and an android app. With really dedicated members and sheer hard work the team holds a promise for great developments in future.
The nearest Railway stations near Tumbdi are Bhuj and Gandhidham. The distance from Bhuj is 42 kms and 83 kms from Gandhidham. One can easily book tickets through the Indian Rail website : https://www.irctc.co.in/eticketing/loginHome.jsf
One can travel by road using the State transport and private buses available for Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar and Jodhpur. To get directions to Nani Tumbdi visit the link to google maps : link
There are two Airports connecting Kutch- one is the Bhuj Airport and another Kandla airport. The major Air carriers are Jet airways and Air india. It is 44kms from bhuj Airport and 82 kms from Kandla Airport.
|Sr. No.||Family code||Code||Name||Date of birth||Diksha date||Sampraday||Previous name|
|1||62||1||Sadhavishri Narendrashriji Maharajsaheb||16-01-1920||3-04-1935||Shri Achalgachh Sampraday||Nanbai Morarji Baua|
|2||62||2||Sadhavishiri Charulatashriji Maharajsaheb||2-06-1939||6-12-1954||Shri Achalgachh Sampraday||Chanchalben Morarji Baua|
|3||123||1||Sadhvishri Sadgunashriji Mahasatiji||24-04-1934||13-12-1958||Shri Achalgachh Sampraday||Sunderben Lakhamshi Chheda|
|4||7||1||Sadhvishri Nijanandshriji Maharajsaheb||NA||6-12-1964||Shri Pashvachandragachh Sampraday||Nirmalaben Jagshi Baua|
|5||303||1||Bal Brahmachari Pujya Vasantprabhbai Mahasatiji||NA||6-02-1965||Shri Sthanakvasi Chakoti Sampraday||Velbai (Veena) Meghji Savla|
|6||406||1||Sadhvishri Chandrakrinaji Maharaj Saheb||NA||26-04-1967||Shri Tapagachh Sampraday||Shantaben Keshavji Savla|
|7||46||1||Sadhvishri Charupragyashriji Maharajsaheb||NA||4-05-1968||Shri Achalgachh Sampraday||Diwaliben Nathabhai Baua|
|8||130||1||Neelambai Mahasatiji Maharaj Saheb||17-10-1950||5-05-1968||Shri Limbdi Sampraday||Neelam Kanji Chheda|
|9||14||1||Sadhvishri Padmarekhashriji Maharajsaheb||18-12-1954||18-01-1971||Shri Pashvachandragachh Sampraday||Prabhaben Khimji Baua|
|10||322||1||Sadhvishi Hiranyagunashriji Maharaj Saheb||2-08-1951||17-02-1972||Shri Achalgachh Sampraday||Hemlata Meghji Savla|
|11||46||2||Sadhavishri Amitpragyashriji Maharajhsaheb||NA||19-02-1972||Shri Achalgachh Sampraday||Arvindaben Nathabhai Baua|
|12||53||1||Sadhavishi Ramyanandshriji Maharajsaheb||NA||3-02-1973||Shri Achalgachh Sampraday||Tejbai Velji Baua|
|13||253||1||Sadhvishri Takshshilashriji Maharaj Saheb||NA||10-03-1974||Shri Tapagachh Sampraday||Taramati Jadhavji Satiya|
|14||234||1||Rekhabai Mahasatiji Maharaj Saheb||17-12-1959||24-02-1975||Shri Aath Koti Moti Paksh Sampraday||Taramati Madhavji Satiya|
|15||356||1||Bal Brahmachari Aradhanabai Mahasatiji||13-07-1957||17-12-1977||Shri Limbdi Ajramar Cha Koti Sampraday||Hemlata Shivji Savla|
|16||183||1||Param Pujya Sanveggunashriji Mahasatiji||10-06-1955||NA||Shri Achalgachh Sampraday||Sarla Bhavanji Khuthia|
|17||85||1||PARAMPUJYA MUNIRAJSHRI MOKSHTILAK MAHARAJSAHEB||NA||NA||Shri Tapagachh Sampraday||HUMESH SHANTILAL BAUA|
|18||178||1||Param Pujya Velbai Mahasatiji||NA||NA||Shri Aath Koti Moti Paksh Sampraday||Velbai Devshi Khuthia|
|19||196||1||Param Pujya Harshratna Vijayji Maharaj Saheb||NA||NA||Shri Tapagachh Sampraday||Dungarshi Kunvarji Khuthia|
|20||288||1||Bal Brahmachari Vijayakumari Mahasatiji||NA||NA||Shri Limbdi Ajramar Cha Koti Sampraday||Vimalaben Jethalal Savla|
|21||288||2||Bal Brahmachari Pujya Ramchandraji Swami||NA||NA||Shri Limbdi Ajramar Cha Koti Sampraday||Talakshi Jethalal Savla|
|22||288||3||Bal Brahmachari Taramatibai Mahasatiji||NA||NA||Shri Limbdi Ajramar Cha Koti Sampraday||Ratanben Jethalal Savla|
|23||394||1||Bal Brahmachari Sheelprabhabai Mahasatiji||NA||NA||Shri Limbdi Ajramar Cha Koti Sampraday||Sushilaben Devshi Savla|
|24||394||2||Bal Brahmachari Atulabai Mahasatiji||NA||NA||Shri Limbdi Ajramar Cha Koti Sampraday||Lilavantiben Devshi Savla|
|25||394||3||Bal Brahmachari Vishratiben Mahasatiji||NA||NA||Shri Kanji Swami Sampraday (Digambar)||Vasantiben Devshi Savla|
|26||525||1||P. P. Japadamgunashriji Maharaj Saheb||NA||NA||Shri Achalgachh Sampraday||Jayaben Premji Savla|
|27||527||1||P. P. Sadhvishri Chandrakrinashriji Maharaj Saheb||12-12-1946||26-04-1967||Shri Tapagachh Sampraday||Shantaben Keshvaji Savla|
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