Kutch is from a Sanskrit Language which means in Gujarati KACHBO a Tortoise
SAMUDRA MANTHAN - Churning of sea on back of TORTOISE – means Kutch under sea and with a Mt. MERU. 15000 feet + collapsed height 6000 feet, we know the story of the MUNI Agatshya and Mt. Meru, Kilimanjaro is19000 feet. Present Everest is 29029 feet
Where is Mt. Meru? Mt. Meru and ARUSA air Port in Tanzania, SOUTH of an EQUATOR. 3°14″S36.75°E / -3.233333; 36.75
UTTARE Meru means In NORTH:- Kutch and India was joined to MADAGASKAR, AUSTRALLIA, AFTRICA in GONDWANALANDJAMBUDWIP south of equator. So Fossils of these area are similar. (Stages, 65mn years, 130, 195 onwards up to 450mn (7times 65mn under water65mn=1KT=15Maha Yugas!
Australian fossils of Stromatolites also seen live in Bay of Kutch and fossils in KUTCH hills of KHTROD.
African fossils and KUTCH fossils are similar like Crocodilians, HOMINIDS, fossil foot prints etc. 2001 earthquake revealed all secrets of Kutch.
Who are KUTCHIES? And kutchi language? Tribes of Rabari, Ahir, Kanbi/Patidar, Rajput, Meghmaru, Jat, jains, Lohana Bhansari, Vohra Khoja, why our Farming, weaving, House built, direction similarities with Dholavira.. How people moved upwards to river water? And we descended when required.
We are Aryan Kul of kurmi son of Kashyap Muni, descended from PAMIR around HINDUKUSH, Amu river. CHITRAL and KALASH culture, KHETRAL – Kshetrapal, festivals, temples, clothing etc.
We descended from PANJAB Sapta Sindhu, there is a 10th century Temple of Shiva is in PIND Rawalpindi, Gujarat-PUNJAB, then we come to Rajasthan, to Gujarat to Saurashtra to KUTCH
Kutch Chovishis. Vagad, Anjar Khedoi, BHUVAD and HALA chovishi; NOW NEW chovishies of BHUJ and PowerPati area.
Kutch Population DATA:-KUTCH is the Second Largest after the LEH- LADAKH district in KASMIR India.
Kutch 10 Taluka, and 615 gram Panchayat, Area 45612 Sq Km, Population 15,83,225; M/F 815,152/768,073,Rural 11,08,333; M/F 567,470/540,863URBAN 474,892 M/F 247,682/227,210Literacy 59.79% Details of All Takulas of Kutch and All 1000+ villages of Kutch is online.http://www.ourvillageindia.org/Place.aspx?TID=0&DID=1&SID=24
132V / 77P
166V / 85P
Hills and Rivers of Kutch:-
(I) First row:- Northern line or Rann Ranges consisting of.Raghemalro, Khadinvalo or Khadio, Bhanjdo (situated on a Bet), Pachchmai, Pranthalwalo(Dholo): Moghanio, and Karo Dungar.
(II) Second row:- Middle line Jogika Bhit. Jharo, Piro, Karakas or Kanero, Dinodhar (1190 ft) Varar(1125 Ft),Vichhio, Jhuro, (923 Ft), Gandhri (934 Ft), Habai(1126 Ft) Gholari(974 Ft) & kasva(Kans)
(III) Third row:- Southern line Rohano Dungar (871 Ft), Nanamo( 1387 ft) , Dhrabvo (1123 ft), Kirgirio (1011 Ft), Chadwa Rakhal , Chhadffa Dungar(961 Ft), Lanki, Khatrod(lll2 Ft), Kori Khudo, Rokhtra, Dhoio, Bhujio Chitrona, Jandhario(Chandruvo)
Rivers Of KUTCH :-
Mandvi = Khari, Rukmavati, Kharod, Vingadi, Sai. Bhachau = Sharan, Khari, Chang, Kharovango or Guptganga.
BHUJKhari, Pat, Mithvo, Kavla, Jaranwali, Kasmati, Chakarcvali, Nagmati.
Nakhatrana Bhuki, Nironawali, Netrawali.
Abdassa:Sai,Kankavati, Nayro or Piyoti, Raanisaro, Rakhdiwali.
Mundra=Bhadreshwar wali ,Bhuki,Fot,Nagmati, sonarawali.
Vithroi Hills-Rapar (near Badargarh village) Rav river rises from here
Jhura Hills-Bhuj taluka- Kaila river emnates from here.
Roha Hills -Nakhatrana taluka - source of Kankavati river.
Habo Hills - Bhuj taluka-Kaswati river emnates from Kans hill here.
Vamoti Hills - Mithi river rises from here( In Abdassa).
Lanki Hills- source of Nagmati river Khatrod Hills -Bhuki river starts from this hill in Bhuj, The another Bhuki river in Anjar
Vithroi Hills-Rapar- Lakadiawali river stirrts from this hill.
THE BLACK HILL-The Kala Dungar (Black Hill) the highest hill in Kutch (458 Mtrs 1450feet)
Jungles RAKHALSand centuries of Kutch:- Little Rann of Kutch wildlife Sanctuary(Ktuch desert wildlife sanctuary) Wild Ass Sanctuary.Narayan Sarovar (Chinkara) Sanctuary, BHANADA Great Indian bustard’s birds, CHHARI DHANDH bird’s century, CHADVA (ABU BHANG) Rakhal, KALO DUNGAR Foxes, MARINE park in bay of KUTCH.
Archaeological Historical places, Forts&Museums:
Aina Mahal, Pragmahel Palace, Kutch Museum, Bharatiya Sanskruti Darshan
Dholavira 5500 years. MARUDA TAKKAR in Rann Of KUTCH 20000 years. 7th Century : Maniaro, 8thCentury : Patgadh, 9th Century : Kanthkot, 10th Century : Angor Gadh, Boladi Gadh, Kera kot, Padhar Gadh, 16thcentury BHUJ and Bhujio, 18th Century : Lakhpat, Recent 19th Century : Tera Fort, Than Jagir Fort, Bhadreshwar.
Geological Importance:- Minerals GOLD , Platinum, Iridium and diamond? Agate, Bauxite, Gypsum, Sand Stone, Bentonite, China Clay, Silica Sand (used for silicon, & Madhapar had a glass factory), Lignite, Limestone. Sample available to see on display:
1) - Belemnite fossil from River GUNAWARI of Gangeshwar hills of Khatrod 190mn years old.
2) - 4500 years Old Shankh from Gadh of BHADLI KOTDA civilisation.
3) - 4500 years Old Shankh cut for Bangles, from civilisation GADH of KHEDOI.
4) - Golden Oolight stone of Gold crystals from rivers of Nakhtrana Kutch.
5) - Metal smelting stones (smelting froth are light to floats on water)
6) - Meteor from space collected Civilisation Gadh of GADHWARI WADI from MEGHPAR Bhuj. It’s story! From Dr.BHUDIA-KUTCH Science Foundation. President:"Kutch Science Foundation". Life Member:"kutch Itihaas Parishad" Founder :"Kutch Amateurs Astronomers Club - Bhuj - Kutch".