HISTORY

Mahatma Gandhi Visited Kapaya

Kapaya was visited by the following prominent national leader & Personalities

1. Rashtrapita Mahatma Gandhi,

2. Rashtriya Saint Vinoba Bhave.

 

 

3. Lal Bahadur Shashtri, Morarji Desai & Smt. Indira Gandhi have also visited Kapaya & later on all of them have become Prime Minister of India.

4. Acharya Kriplani, Amrutlal Thakker (Thakker Bapa) and Yashvantrao Chavan & Many other gujarati & kutchi leaders & personalities have visited this village

Why the name 'Kapaya' ?

Around 1585 AD (Samvat 1640), when this village was populated by Sodha Rajputs, in a small battle near Bhukhi river , two brave warrier brothers were cut down (kapaya) by opponents, & the village became popular as KAPAYA.

Later on Kapaya was populated by Rajputs, Gurjar Jain, Bhatiyas & Suthar (Carpainters), Khojas . As a lot of wood was available around the village, carpaintery work of Kapaya was in a full flow & lots of wooden articles were exported to the different countries via Mundra Port. Then Bhatiyas & Khojas started migrating towards East Africa. A vacuum of population created in Village Kapaya.

Around 1734 (Samvat 1790) , First Oswal Jain family came to Kapaya. Gradually Oswal Jains dominated over the Kapaya. At the later stage, Oswal Jains came to Mumbai for buisness purpose. The village Kapaya became more prosperous & one of the leading village in Kutch.

Routes & Distances

Kapaya is situated in Mundra Taluka, & as Bhuj-Mundra highway passes thru' the village, it is connected to Mundra (5 Km), Bhuj, Mandavi & Gandhidham (50 Km each) in the diffrent directions. Bhadreshwar (Vasai) Tirth is just 20Km away.

Nearby villages are , Sadau, Mundra, Baroi, Pratapur, Samaghogha, Bhujpur, Pragpur, Toda & Bhorara.

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