In 'Visa Oswal', there
were mainly "Murtipujak" Jains but then
according to Hindu calendar, in 1816 there came "Sthanakvasi"
Jains in Kutch and laid their foundations in Motikhakhar
Kutch's Mundra district, 25 km in west from
Mundra, & in Green Bay of Arabic Sea resides
the village of Motikhakhar. According to history
and information from the ancestors we can say
that 'Gangars' arrived first here. Fertile and
rich land, pleasant weather and friendly habitats
made different laborers to come and settle here.
of Motikhakhar had adopted farming as their profession
and live simple life, wore simple clothes and led
their lives religiously. But at the times of inexpensive
lives, to earn money was very difficult. So the
ancestors started to look forward to do business
abroad. Many of them came to Mumbai in 1850 according
to Hindu calendar. Some also started business in
Burma and settled there approximately a century
Many of them are away
from their motherland; working and staying abroad
but their motherland resides in their hearts.
the field of religion, from the Holy Land of
Motikakhar, many people has taken "Diksha"
and made the village proud. Many elderly people
have worked for the public and socially beneficial
works using their intellect; experience and
willingness to work which made the village to
take proud of them. The people of Motikakhar
has not only proud their village but also made
name for their village in foreign lands.