Banda-Mehta


Acharya Shri Vimalchandra Suri enlightened the king Rajsingh, the grandson of Kanahaji Padihar of Pipar in V. 735. And converted him into a jain Shravak. His gotra was named Purn-Bhad.

            Kuldevi of these gotras is Shri Arbuda Devi.

Acharya Shri Maghrajji

            He wa she fifth Achaya of Swetambr Terapanth. He was born on Chaitra Shukla 11th 1897 at Bidasar. His father was Puranmalji Bengani. He got Diksha a Ladnu and became Acharya at Jaipur 36 Shraman and 82 Shramanis got Diksha under his supervision. He expired on Chaitra Krashna 5th 1949 at the age of 53 at Sardarshahar.

 

Banda Vasanji

            12th in he pedigree of Rajisingh came Vasanji Vasanji was the Minister in the kingdom of Anhilpur Pattan. He built a Jain Temple of Lord Rishabhdave in Anhilpur Pattan. The public of Anhilpur Pattan honoured him and awarded him the title of ‘Ghiya- Mehta’.

 

Banda-Mehta Shri Asduttji

            24th in the pedigree was Asduttji. Delhi Emperor awarded him the title of ‘Banda-Mehta.’

            8th in the pedigree of Asduttaji came Khivseeji. Khivseeji was father of two sons named Akhechandji and Jeevrajji. Akhechandji has an important place in the politics of Jodhpur State.

 

Banda Mehta Shri Akhechandji – Jodhpur

            When Maharaja Mansinghji was in Jalore Fort ad was in trouble. Mehta Akhechandji helped him and gained his confidence. When Bhandari Gangaramji and Singhvi Inderrajji came to know of this at Jodhpur, they tried to get Mehtra Akhechandji arrested.

            When Maharaja Bheemsinghji expired and Mansinghji became king of Jodhpur. He honoured Akhechandji with a neckless of pearls, Kada, Siropav, and a Jagir of Neemli and Malai. He built a jain Temple of Lor Parshvanath on the base of Jalore Fort.

            He was appointed to the post of Diwan after the Death of singhvi Inderrajji. This appointment was for three months. In V. 1873. He was again posted on the post of Diwan. Maharaja Mansingh used to say, “I Order Mehta Akhechandji and Mehta orders the whole State. No one can draw or deposit any thing in the State Treasury without his orders.” Akhechandji’s unquestionedpower created many enemies against him. They poisioned the eaes of Maharaja. On Baisakh Krashna 6th 1876 he was arrested and was poisoned. His son Lakshmichandji was released in V. 1879, after paying a fine of Rupees 30 Thousand.           

Mehta Shri Lakshmichandji Jodhpur

            He was born in V.1850. He was appointed Diwan in V.1874. Till V.1907 he became Diwan four to five times. He remained Diwan for 9 years. He died in V. 1907. He had four sons named Mukanchandji, Lalchandji, Samrathmalji, and Kundanmalji.

Mehta Shri Mukanchandji Jodhpur

            In V.1907, HE BECAME Diwan after the death of Shri Lakshmichandji, his father. He again became Diwan in V.1909, 1916, AND 1919. He was honoured by the privileges of Elephant. Palki, Siropav, Gold etc. Maharaja himself came to his house three times. He died in V. 1924.

Mehta Shri Kundanmalji Jodhpur

            He was born in V. 1896. He honestly managed the State in the minority of  Maharaja Jasvanisinghji, thers he was honoured with Siropav. He remained Hakim of so many Tehsils. In V. 1938 Maharaja with family lived in his house for one month due to heavy rains. There Maharaja tried to honour him woth Gold but he refused the offer. So Maharaja Sahiba honoured both his woves with Gold. At the time of famine. He distributed corn, free of costs to the poor. He rejuvenated the temple of Osiyan in V. 1936. He died in V. 1941. He had no son so he adopted Chandmalji.

Mehta Shri Punamchandji Jodhpur

            He was son of Mehta Mukandchandji. He was born in V. 1909. He was Hakim of State Bank and thereafter he was posted Vakil of Eranpura.

Kuldevi of Banda-Mehta

Shree Arbuda Devi/Shree Adhar Devi


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