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Vidi

Vidi or Videe or Virdee is a village near the town Anjar, the taluka of Kutch district in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is at a distance of about 4 km from Anjar, the Taluka headquarters.

History

Vidi, is among one of the 19 villages founded by Kutch Gurjar Kshatriyas or Mistris. The Mistri community first moved into Saurashtra early 7th century and later a major group in 12th century entered Kutch andestablished themselves at Dhaneti. Later in 12th century 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. The Mistris of these villages have built and developed the infrastructure around the villages in late 1890.[1] [2][3] [4][5] However, majority of old houses of Mistris with unique architect were destroyed in the earthquake of 26th January, 2001.

Notable Persons

There were some railway contractors and colliery owners who hailed from this village and made it big during the early years of railway construction between 1860–1910.[6][7][8]

Vidi is the ancestral village of Rajesh Chauhan, the known cricketer.[9]

Temples

There is a Hanuman Mandir in side a cave on the outskirts of Vidi, which is very known in nearby areas of Kachchh.

Kuldevi Temples of many clans of these Kutch Gurjar Kshatriyas community are also there in this village.

References

Coordinates: 23°04′59″N 70°00′22″E / 23.083°N 70.006°E / 23.083; 70.006

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