Choradia


The origin of gotra Choradia has already been mentioned in the Aadityanag gotra but Yati Ramlalji has mentioned the story of the origin of gotra ‘Choradia’ in his book “Mahajan Vansh Muktavali” as under :-

            In state Chanderi, King Kharhatsingh was the ruler. He had four sons named Ambdeo, Nimbdeo, Bhensha, and Aaspal. In V. 1192, Acharya Jindutt Suri of Kartargachh came to the city. At that time, a force of Lath people had attacked Kabali, and after Dacoity they went  off. When this this news reached the king, he went to fight and recover the wealth from the dacoits. He went with his army and all the four sons. The king got success and became victorious. He not only recovered the robbed wealth but also snatched there  previously robbed unlimited wealth also. But unfortunately his all the four sons were injured seriously. He came back, and returned the welth to their owners. Even then, a lot of welth remained with him.

            The King consulted many doctors and Vaidyas but the condition of the sons  became graver every-day All the sons were lying un-conscious. He also consulted magic practitioners, but in vain.

            A few noble persons advised him to consult the Acharya. They told that Jain Acharya Jindutt Suri is a marvelously astonishing monk and if the former went and requested him then the sons would be cured King went to the Acharya and requested the Acharya to do something so that his son might recover. Acharya replied that he was a Jain monk, so he could not anything, but if he and his all the four sons became Mahajans and follow became Mahajan and follow Jainism and the cult non-violence then only he could do something.

            King replied that if his son recovered, then they would follow his orders and never turn away from the promise. Acharyas invoked the divine powers and ordered the deity to bring nectar. Deity pored nectar over the sons. At once, all the four sons became fit and they stood up. It was a great miracle. As a result many Rajputs became Oswal and their gotras, were named by the Acharya.

            The eldest son was Ambdeo. He caught the thives and handcuffed them, so his gotra named Chorbedia or Chorbhidia, which is called Choradia. The second son was Nimbdeo. His sons were Chaudharies of Bhatnera, so they were called Bhatnera – Chaudhary.

            The third son was Bhensa Shah had five wives and each wife had a son. They all were living at Mandavgarh. His eldest son was Kanwarji. He was a great astrologer One day declared that, that year the month Shravan would remain dry and Bhadrva, would became’Green’ but other fortunetellers did not agree to what he said. His forecast however came to be correct, so his name became famousas Shravansukha.

            In Kanwarji’s family there was a famous man named Gukrajji. It was his hobby to distribute Gulgula to the children, so all use to call himGulgula, and this became his gotra. The descendants of Kanwarji went to Jaisalmer and started the business of Gugal, so they were named Gugaliya. The second son of Kanwarji was Gelaji and his son was Bachhaji, so their children began to be called Gel-Bachha. The name Gel-Bachha has now acquired the form Golechha or Gulechha.

            The third son of Kunwarji was Buchha, so his children were recognized by the name Buchha. The fourth son of Kanwarji was Pasuji. He was an expert jeweler. King Chandrasen, of state Ahadnagar appointed Pasuji to purchase jewellery, for the royal family. One day, a Shrimal jeweler came to the court of the king and offered a diamond for sale. All other jewellers proved it to be a very precious stone, but pasuji declared that it had a defect. The possessor will lose his wife. The King called the Shrimal jeweler and and said,”Our jeweler Pasuji says that the possessor of this diamond will lose his wife, hence it is defective.” The Shrimal Jeweller immediately replied that he had lost his two wives so he was selling the dimond, after the deal he would merry the third wife. The King purchased the diamond and fitted the diamond on the forehead of Lord Rishabhdeo. The King awarded the title of Parakh to Pasuji with a reward of Rs. 1,00,000/- per annum. The children of PAsuji were called Parakh.

            The fifth son of Kanwarji was Senhath alias Gadha-Shah. The children of Gadha-Shah came to be called Gadhaiya or Gadiya or Guddia or Gaddaiya.

            The fourth son of king Kharhathsingh was Aaspal. His son was named Aasani.

The son of Oswal came to be called Ostwal. In this way were named these gotras.

            Shri Sohanraj Bhansali wrote in his book “Oswal Vansh: Anusandhan ke Alok me” that the Acharya Shri Jindutt Suri awakened Kshatriyas in V. 1192 in village Choradiya, so they are called Choradia. Village Choradia is on Jodhpur-Jaisalmer road.

            According to Muni Chandrashekhar, Bhensha Shah of Aadityanag Choradiya organized a Sangh of Shatrunjaya in V. 209. According to Muni Shri Ratnavijaiyji’s book “Shodh-Khoj” there is an inscription under a broken idol of Lord Chandraprabhu Swami ‘V.602 Aadityanag gotra Choradiya.’ One more inscription was found in a jain temple of village Aataru in Kota district, According to Munshi Deviprasad. Bhansroda had established a new village Bhensroda in Mewar. In this way there is a difference of 1512 years between the above story and that in Uppkeshgachh Pattavali.

Kuldevi of all these gotra is Shri Sachyaya Mata.

 

Choradia Seth Junjharsingh – Shahpura

            He was originally a resident of Chitorgarh. He settles in Shahpura in V. 1745. His son Venidas was Kamdar of the State. Jhamindari of Mandalgarh and Shivpuri was awarded to him. Shri Joravarmalji of this family was Diwan of the State. Dineshnandini Choradia was daughter of this family.

 

Choradai Bhenshashah / Bherush

Choradiya Bherusha is one out of 741/2 SHAHS of Mahajanas. It is not – known when and where Bhenshashah was born. Oswal historian believes that he was born in the 11th century. According to Jain pattavalies and the inscriptions, he was born before 5th century. It is a controversial question and requires.

            It is said that, one day the mother of Bhenshashah desired to go for pilgrimage of all the Jain temple upto Shatrunjaya. Bhenshshah made all the arrangements (Chariot, palanquin, elephants, horses, army, servants, clerks and secretaries). At an auspicious moment Rani Sahiba’s procession started. Throughout the way she spent money for renovation of Jain temples, installation of new JainIdols, social dinners, distribution of gifts to the Jains, and giving of donations to the needy. In this way they reached Pattan, the capital of Gujrat at that time.

            She went to the temples of Pattan for worship. There she desired to do renovate the temples.

            When she ordered her secretary to start the work of renovation, he replied that there was not enough money left in the treasury. She ordered him to manage loan on hundi in favour of Bhensha Shah. He went to the city and tride to get loan from the business persons of this trade. They went to the camp of Rani Sahiba and asked as to on whose name they would issue Hundi. Rani sahiba asked them to issue hundi in favour of Bhensha. At this, they made a joke by saying that Bhensha (a Buffalow) brings water in their houses and was beaten every day by them. Rani Sahiba was distressed very much. She ordered to call Bhenshashah as early as possible.

Immediately two fast horse-men proceeded to call Bhenshashah.

When Bhenshashah heard the call of his mother, he immediately started with all arrangements, to pattan.

Bhenshashah engaged his clerks to purchase oil sufficient enough for a month’s time, and paid for it in advance in each village of Gujrat. All the clerks went and paid advance and got in writing how much oil they would get from each oilmen.

Bhenshashah himself went to all the Oil – sellers of Pattan and purchased as much as they could sell in a month’s time at their rate. He paid advance and got it in writing that if they failed to deliver they will repay four times the cost of Oil. Every Oil-seller was happy at the deal.

            All the Oil-sellers sent their men to purchase the oil as much as possible, but they could not get even a drop of oil. After one-month period, Bhenshashah went to every oil-seller for taking delivery, but they all refused and requested that a Businessman of Rajasthan has already purchased the entire oil, so they are helpless. Bhanshahshah  made a complaint to the Nawab of Pattan. After hearing both the parties Nawab ordered that four-times the cost of the sold oil to Bhanshahshah, but they replied, that they did not have so much amount to repay even if they sold all their belongings. They all requested Bhenshashah to forgive them at any cost. Bhenshashah called all of them to send them to his mother, They all bowed down at the feet of Ranisahiba uttering, “We are your cow, now please forgive us.” Then Bhenshashah ordered them to keep open one Lang (pleat) of their dhoti forever. Until today the custom amongst the Gujrateets to wear Dhoti with only one Lang (pleat) is prevalent.

            Bhenshashah performed this miracle and placed an example of grand devotion for Mother all the Choradiya must feel proud and privileged at the fact that their ancestor was such a great person. In addition to it he did many good deeds, so he was named in the list of 741/2 Shahs.

 

Choradiya Samaj-Bhushan Shri Nathmal

            A great national-devotee, and famous Social worker Shri Nathmal Choradiya was resident of Didwana. He settled in Nimach Camp at about V. 1975. At a young age, he lost his father. He started his business in partnership with famous person of Bombay like Meghji Girdharilalji and earned a lot of money and became a very rich person.

            He was greatly influenced by Mahatma Gandhi and joined the National movement. He went to Jail several times . He was elected President of Malva Prantia Congress Samiti. HE opened Schools for HArijans and gave donations for the upliftment of their education. He also opened a girls school and donated Rs. 70,000 He was famous for his self-less life.

            All India Jain Shvetamber Conference honoured him with the title of “Samaj-Bhushan.” He died in 1993.

 

Jain Divakar Shri Chauthmalji Maharaj

            He was born in V. 1934 at Nimach. His father was Shri Ganga Ram Choradia. He took Diksha from Muni Shri Hiralalji at village Bolia in V. 1952. He studied Jainism, Gita, Ramayan, Bhagvat, Kuran, Bibal etc., religious books. Shri Sangh honored him with the titles of ‘Jagadvallabh’, ‘Prasidh-Vakta’, ‘JainDivakar’, Many highly placed people and even rulers became vegeteranian by his influence. He also wrote many books. He expired at the age of 73 years.

 

Choradiya Khaddardhari Shri Chandmal

            Shri Chandmal Choradia was a famous Advocate of Agra. He was a devotee of Mahatma Gandhi. He was born in 1939. His father was Babu Gulabchandji Johari. His firm was very famous and a certificate holder of the Viceroy and Queen Marry. HE was a man of principle and a thoughtful, idealistic Advocate. He always fought for the right person. Judge Lyod was so muxh impressed with his honesty that he praised him in writing.

            He took great pains for the disposal of Swetamber-Digamber hotly contested cases. He was a member of Anandji-Kalyanji Peshi. He fervently believed in naturalopathy system of treatment. As he always used to wear Khaddi, he was nick named Khaddardhari. He remained Persident of Congress of Agra for five years. He took part in non-cooperation movement with Gandhi. He went to jail several times. He was a revolutionary – always ready for fighting against injustice. He believed in social reforms. He was the Editor of “Oswal Sudharak.” He died in V. 1995.

 

Choradia Seth Ravatmal Baroda (C.P.)

            He helped a lot in the building of Jain emple and Vithat temple of

Baroda. He was honorary Magistrate in 1911 at Baroda. Government of India hooured him in 1921 with the title of ‘Raisahib’ He died in V. 1982.

Choradiya Padmashree Mohanlal

            Shri Mohanlal Choradia had born in the village Nokha in 1902. A well-known person Shri Sohanlal Choradia adopted him formerin 1917. He became the proprietor of the firm Agarchand Manmal of Madras at an early age. He was a religious, dutiful, honest and loyal person. Jodhpur Maharaja Shri Ummed singhji honoured him, and presented palanquin and a long gown of honour (Siropav).

            He under took many projects of social service in Tamil Nadu, He built Schools, hospitals, and colleges. He was the President of Bhagwan Mahaveer Ahinsha Prachar Sangh and Research Foundation for Jainology. He was the soul of the successful sthanakvasi Jain Conference.

            In the year 1992, Government of India honoured him with the title of PAdmashree.

            He died on 5th February 1984. In short, he was a karmyogi. He was a non arrogant person.

 

Choradia Shri Bhanwarial Jain Jalgaon.

            Shri Bhanwarlal Jain was born on 12.12 1937 at Vakod Dist. Jalgoan. After passing B. Com.LL.B. He passed the Maharashtra Civil Service Examination and became a gazette officer at Bombay. However, the Government post and position could not be a lure for him. TheSon of a farmer , he was destined to take up farming as a profession and to render his services for the cause of the upliftment of the farming community. He made farming his career. He started trading in seeds, soil, insecticides, use of tractor and equipment of farming He became busy in the study of reforms in agriculture and fast development. In 1978 he started agriculture-based industry like preparing Popain from the latex of papaya fruit. It was his first venture. For this he travelled from village to village ans incourased agriculturists to do the farming of papaya. He also assured them of buying papayas fruit at fair price. He provided proper guidance for its agriculture. All this gave him a good chance to come in contact with the agriculturists. ‘Mr. Jain’s Refined Papain is the best in the world. It was because of him that Jalgaon became an important city on the world map.

            After this, Mr. Jain started manufacture of PVC pipe for agriculture purpose. The traditional method of watering the farms was difficult, troublesome, and costly. The farmers were benefitted by the use of the PVC pipe in irrigating the farms Mr. Jain started exporting the PVC casing and screen pipes. Jain drip system became a boon for the farmers. It made the cost of farming low and increased productiyity. It is said, that Jain drip System is a ‘celestial cow’ for farmers. We can say that Mr. Jain is a progenitor of reformed methods of farming.

            Mr. Jain purchased a barren hill of 1000 Acre and converted it into fertile land. Here there is provision for all types of research regarding soil, seeds and water. All types of fruits, Vegetables, flowers and plants in thousands can be seen on Jain Hills The entire hillock is well equipped with roads, road-lighting, guest houses, swimming pools etc. If anybody stays there, he will feel like being in pradise.

            This extraordinary work and contribution of Mr. Jain will be rememberd forever. Choradia gotra ought to be proud to have such a personality among them. Many accolades have been awarded to Shri Jain. For his great services. “Crawford Read Momorial Award” has been givenby America to only 17 persons in the world in which only one prize was awarded to India and that went to Mr. Bhanwarlal Jain.

 

Choradia Shri Dalichand Jain Jalgaon (M.S.)

            Shri Dalichand Jain is a Mechanical Engineer. He rendered services of Engineering at Bombay and then returned toJalgaon with Shri Bhanwarlal, and joined the the family business. He was an expert in the business of seed, soil, petroleum, and tractor, He took part in the sale of PVC Pipes all over India. In addition to the industry ans business, he took keen interest in the social and religious services. He is a well known social worker of Jalgaon.

            He is the President of Shri Mahaveer Sahakari Bank Ltd.; Jalgaon, Shri Vardhman Sthanakvasi Shravak Sang Jalgaon, Shri Kanji Shivji Jain Oswal Boarding, Jalgaon, Shri Dalibhau Jain Cheritable Trust Jalgaon, Jain swadhyay Sang Jalgaon, Mahaveer Jain Seva Sang Jalgaon etc. He is also working President of Khandesh Oswal Shikshan Sansthan Jamner, Shri Mahaveer Swadhvaya Vidhya-peeth Jalgaon, Shri Mahaveer Jain Hospital Jalgaon, and connected with many institutions.

 

Shree Phoolchand Jain ‘Pushpa’

            Shree Phoolchand Jain born in the house of Shri Rikhabchand Choradia at Jaisalmer on 5th , Kartik Shukla of V. 1971. In the year V. 1993 he was appointed as a religious teacher in a Jain School of Javra (M.P.). In V. 2006 He started a news paper from Indore. He had published 12 books. Most of them are on Jainism. In the year V. 2002 Acharya Shri Kantisagarji and Udaisagarji awarded him the title of “Jain Shastri”.

            He also established “Jaisalmer Seva Samati in Calcutta in the year V. 1996. It is still working actively in Calcutta. He has also established Ratna Prakash Mandal and Anand Prakash Bal Mandal in Ratlam. He is a poet too.

 

 

Choradia Shri Doongarsingh

            Shri Doongar Singh Choradia was son of Mehtabsinghji but was adopted by Hiralalji. He was born on Falgun Shukla 13th of V. 1953 at Jhalra Pattan. He worked as the President of Ratlam Chamber of Commerce, Ratlam Merchant Association, Rakhabdas Onkarlal Sharda Pedhi of Ratlam, and Sanchalak of Kashtkari Sahakari Bank and Gopal Gaushala and a member of Devasthan Samities.

 

Choradia Shri Ranjeetlal

            Indian National Freedom movement fighter Shri Ranjeetlal Choradia was a reputed person of Udaipur (Rajasthan). He was very close to Mahahtma Gandhi and Shri Jawaharlal Neharu. He took an active part in Noncooperation Movement and Salt Struggle.

            He had been a corporate of Udaipur City for 17 years. He was elected member of Nagar Parishad of Udaipur twice, and also became its Counseller.

 

Choradia Shri Mahendra Kothari of Kankroli

            Shri Mahendra Kothari was born on 20th March 1943 in Kankroli. He worked as the Secretary of Mahaveer International Rajsamand (1998-2000), Rotary Club Rajasthan (1989-1990), and Bhartiya Shiksha Prachar Samati Udaipur. He was President of Terpanth Youvak Parishad Kankroli for six years. Now he is the secretary of Terapanth Sabha, Kankroli.

 

Choradiya Shri Fatehchand – Pune

            Shri Fatehchand Choradiya is resident of village Chahroli near Pune. He played an important part in upliftment of education in village Chahroli. He remained Sarpanch of village Chahroli for whole of the life. He also established a society of “Oswal ?BAndhu Samaj”. Its present income is Rs. 7 crore yearly. He has also built many big colonies for instance Kalyan Society, Suparshnath Society etc. He is an extremely charitable person.

 

Choradia Shri Santosh Kachardas of Nasik

            Shri Santosh Chordia was born on 11-02-1932. He is a builder and takes active part in religious work and politics too. He is the president of “Nothern Maharashtra Congress Seva-Dal” and Jain Youva Mandal Nasik.

 

Choradia Shri Nandlal Dalichand of Nasik.

            Shri Choradia was born on 21-09-1955 in Nifad near Nasik. He is the Managing Director of Nifad Urnan Co-operative Bank. He is also the President of Bal Muktang English Medium School, and the Founder Secretary of Ganpati Temple Nandurdi, Loanjoimata temple and Bidambai Dalichand Choradia Jain Sthanak.

 

Choradia Prof. Shri Subhashchand of Amalner (Mah.)

            Shri Choradia is a professor at college. He is Honorary Animal Welfare officer as also the Director of Bhartia Jain Sanghthana, Amalner.

 

Choradia Mrs. Sajjandevi Naginchand of Bhusaval

            Mrs. Sajjandevi is the President of Terapanth Mahila Mandal, Vicepresident of Bhartiya Jain Sanghathana and member of Tulsi Shanti Pratishthan and Sushila bahu Mandal. 

 

Choradia Shri Rameshchand Aaskaran Shahda (Nandurbar)

            Shri Rameshchand Choradia is the Director of Shri Mahaveer Nagri Sahakari Patpedhi (Co-operative Bank) He is also the Vice President of Shahda people Bank Shahda, Nandurbar, Zila Nagri Shakari Patpedhi Association Shahda, and treasurer of Bhojraj Premraj Bafna Mangal Karyalaya, Shahda. He is Trustees of Ambaji Sanskratik Mandal, Shahda, Dadavadi Shahda, Oswal Panchayat shahda, Akhil Bhartiya Sadhumargi Jain Sang Shahda and of Krida Bhawan Club.

 

Choradia Shri Babulal of Beawar, Dist. Ajmer

            Shri Choradia is a menufacturar of Cement Pipes at Beawar and Bhilwara both. He is the Convenor of All India Sadhumargi Jain Sangh Bikaner and the Ex Secretary of Jain Mitramandal, Beawar, he is still its active.

 

Choradia Shri Gulabchand of Bijainagar (Ajmer)

            Shri Gulabchand Choradia was born on 5-11-1919. He is an active member of Congress, Vice President of Bijainagar Municipality and President of Mahaveer International.

            He took active part in Khadi agitation. He is the Secretary of Jain Smarak Samiti Bijainagar and is connected with many societies.

 

Choradia Shri Chanchalmal of Jodhpur

            Shri Chanchalmal Choradia is an Electrical Engineer. He is the President of Choradia Times and Director of Naturopathy and Acupressure Center. He has written several books on thes subjects. Some of his articles on religion  have also been published in the Magazines. His wife Smt Ratnaji is also a Social worker.

 

Choradia Shri Bhanwarlal of Asind (Bhilwara.)

            Shri Bhanwarlal Choradia is an active member of Bhartiya Janta Party. Now he is the Party President of Asind. He has been Municipal Member of Asind for the last 19 years, and is related with many social and business associations.

 

Choradia Shri Chandmal of Asind (Bhilwara)

            Shri Choradia Ex President of Jain Swetamber Terapanth Sabha Asind and at presents its Patron. He always taskes part in social and religious work.

 

Choradia Shri Bhanwarlal of Bikaner.

            Shri Choradia had been president of Vypar and Udyoug Mandal of Bikaner two times. And member of Municipal Co-operation. He is the president of Oswal Jain Mahila Udyog Shala, secretary of Anaj Mandi, and treasurer of Jain Pathshala Sabha. 

 

Choradia Shri Shubhkaran of Gangashahar (Bikaner)

            Shri Choradia was the president of Municipality. He is associated with many social Societies such as Jain Pathshala Sabha, Mahaveer International, Nai line Oswal Panchayati, Sankhlecha Katla Kiraidar Sangh Bikaner etc.

 

Choradia Shri Surajamal of Nokha (Bikaner)

            Shri Choradia has been the President of phool Bagan Tobaoco Merchant Association of Calcutta for the last 30-years and the founder president of Jain Adarsh Seva Sansthan. He is also President of Nokha Khadya Vypar Mandal and Executive member of Rajasthan Khadya vypar Mandal. He is also affiliated with all the social socities of Nokha.

 

Choradia Shri Kanahayalal-Jaipur

Shri Choradia is the founder member of “Rashtriya Swamsevak Sangh Jaipur and Shri Sadhu Margi Jain Sangh Jaipur.

 

Choradiya Shri Labh Sukh Lalji – Udaipur.

            Advocate Shri Choradia has been member of Bal Congress since 13 years of age i.e. from the year 1947 A.D. Then he became active member of Indira  Congress. He went to Jail in 1978 in support of Indira Gandhi. He is life member of Narain Seva Sansthan Udaipur. He has been a whole- time social worker since 1992.

 

 

Choradia Shri Rajmal Nanamal-Ratlam

            90 years old Choradiya is a well-known social worker of Ratlam city of Madya Pradesh. He is a manufacturer of gold ornaments. He started his business 60 years back.

            He is the founder of Gopal Gou-Shala, Jain Pathshala, Pashu-Shal Aimbil-Khata etc., of Ratlam. He takes active part in social project.

           

Choradia Shri Shantilal Rajmal-Indore.

            Mr. Choradiya always takes active part in social works of Indore. He is continuing all the social work initiated by his father Shri Rajmalji. He hosted a social dinner to all the Jains of Ratlam. On the auspicious occasion of Centenary celebration of Malav Keshari Shri Saubhagya malji Maharaj under the guidance of Jayantsen Suri on 4th June 2000.

 

Choradia Shri Lalchand Mannalal – Bhanpura

            Shri Choradia is the main Trustee of the Trust made by his father. Many social works have been done by this Trust in last 40 years, such as help to scarcity-stricken persons, Scholarship to the deserving students, and for the upliftment of the society.

            Shri Choradiya has been the President and Secretary of Rashtrya Shyam Shevak Sangh for last 45 years. He took active part in Quit India Movement. For this, he remained in Jail for 10 months. He suffered much tortures at the hands of Indore State. When he desired to hoist flag, then Police came but the kite took the flag and flew away. Police came to search his house three-times and captured the freedom-movement literature. He had been the main editor of Prajamandal Patrika for five years.

            He is the Patron of Bhanpura Kalyan Trust. He was honored by the Prime-Minister Indira Gandhi in 1972 at Red-Fort by presenting a Copper Plate.

 

Choradia Shri Vimalkunar – Bhanpura (M.P.)

            Shri Choradia was born on 15-10-1924. He rendered social service to the various section of society including service to the depressed classes, and help to the needy, His successor Late Shri Mannalal Chordia made a family trust for the welfare of the needy and he continued these services throughout his life. He was a freedom fighter. He is prominent personality of the well-known Bhanpura Choradia family.

            He remained MLA of M.P. from 1956 to 1962. He was M.P. (member of Rajya Sabha) from 1962 to 1968. He was also a member of the Senate of the Vikram Univercity. He was Zila Sanchalak of Rashtrya Shyam Shevak Sangh from 1970 to 1980 and Prant Sanchalak from 1980 to 1990.

            He has written many books on religion. Manavseva Jeevdaya Trust Prakashan Delhi honored him and awarded the title of “Jain Ratna” for his religious work. Currently he is the Vice President of Bhartia Janta Party of Mansore Distric.

 

Choradia Shri Prakashmal – Chennai

Shri Choradia is a famous Chartered Accountant of Chennai. He is associated with many social activities. He is the President of Mahaveer Ahimsa Prachar Sangh Chennai, Jain Academy for women, and S.S. Yuvak Sangh Cheritable Trust Chennai. He is the Vice President of Jain Ratna Hitesi Shravak Sang Chennai and Treasurer of Indian Vegetarian Congress. He is also a trustee of many Trusts.

 

Choradia Shri Sharbatchand – Chennai

            The father of Shri Sharbatchand Choradia was a great social worker and Shri Sarbatchand Choradia is also continuing his father’s work. He built Shri Harishchandra choradia Eye Hospital in his father’s memory on 20-03-1937. It was inaugurated by Shri Mohanlal Sukhadia the then Governor of Tamilnadu. It is an air-conditioned and well equipped hospital with modern imported equipments and amenities is being maintained by Shiremal Harishchandra Trust. A nominal fee is charged from the patients, and it is totally free for the needy.

 

Choradia Shri Dashrathmal Kanakmal – Benglore

            Shri Dashrathmal Choradia belongs, originally to Jodhpur but has been residing at Bangalore for the last 37 years with his father. His – grandfather had settled in Tamilnadu 125 years back. His  father was a famous Banker of Madras. His father was President of Madras Jain Sangh and is connected with many social associations.

            Shri Dashrathmal has given his services to the Lions club and has held many posts. He is Vice President of Karnatak Jain Swadhyay Sangh and All India Jain Ratna Hiteshi Shravak Sang, Karnatak Branch.

 

Choradia Shri Sureshkumar Nemichand – Sikandrabad

            Shri Choradiya was President of Jain Youth Club Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Ball-bearing Association and Twin City Jcs. Now he is member of the Bhagwan Mahaveer 2600 Jayanti Provincial committee.

 

 

 

Choradia Shri Bhanwarlal Chaudhari Pipar City (Raj.)

            Father Shri Jalamchandji Chaudhari renounced the world and became Shraman of Acharya Shri Hastimalji. His name was Jayant Muni but he is known by the name of Babaji Maharaj.

            Shri Bhanwarlal Chaudhary is busy rendering social services in Pipar and Chennai both. He has given every kind of help in the construction of hospital, school and collage building at Pipar City.

 

Choradia Shri Kantilal Chaudhary – Dhulia.

            Shri Chaudhary is the President of Hindi Shiksha Sanstha, Parola Road, Dhulia. Vice-President of Shri Vardhaman Sthanakvasi Jain Shravak Sasng Dhulia, Sadhavi Pritisudhaji English School Dhulia, and Shri Oswal Panchayat Dhulia. He is the Director of Rajwade Mandal Peoples Co-op Bank Ltd. Dhulia. He is also Secretary of Shri Jain Ratna Shravak Sangh Jodhpur.

 

Choradia Jethmal – Jaipur

            He is a poet of Marwari language. His Jain poetry book named ‘JAmbu Gun Ratnamala Ras’ was published in V. 1920

 

Choradia Seth Junjarsingh – Shahpura

            He was originally resident of Chitorgarh. He settled in Shahpura in V. 1745. His son Venidas was kamdar of the State. Jamindari of Mandalgarh and Shivpuri was awarded to him. Shri Joravarmalji of this family was Diwan of the State. Dineshnandini Choradia was daughter of this family.

 

Choradia Shri Umraomal

            He was born on 24-11-1931. After graduation he joined his parental business of Jewellery. He was Secretary of Jewellers Association Jaipur. He was President of Rajasthan Udyoug Mandal, Jaipur Chamber of Commerce, and was also connected with several Societies.


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      ,slh fLFkfr esa ;K] gou] fØ;kdk.M gksus can gks x,A czkã.kksa dks vkfFkZd {kfr igq¡phA vr% mids’kiqj ikVu ds czkã.kksa us tc eqfu;ksa dks uxj dh vksj vkrs ns[kk rks uxj }kj can djk fn;kA mudk uxj izos’k fu"ks/k djk fn;kA

,slh fodV ifjfLFkfr esa vkpk;Z HkxoUr dks vius f’k"; leqnk; lfgr uxj ds ckgj yw.kkæh igkM+h ij Bgjuk iM}+k A funksZ"k vkgkj ds vHkko esa riÜp;kZ izkjaHk gqbZA ,d ekl Je.k ri gks x;kA fodV ifjfLFkrh Fkh vr% nsolh izfrØe.k ds iÜpkr vkpk;Z HkxoUr us lq;ksZ; ds iÜpkr fogkj djus dk vkns’k fn;kA

      jkr esa mids’kiqj ikVu dh vf/k"Bk=h nsoh pkeq.Mk izdV gqbZA vkpk;Z Jh dks fof/k lfgr oanu dj {kek;kpuk pkgrs gq, dgk fd ^esjh l[kh in~ekorh nsoh us vkidh lsok esa mifLFkr gksdj vkidks nSfod lg;ksx iznku djus dk eq>s lans’k Hkstk] ysfdu eSa jkxjax esa fyIr gksus ls Hkwy xbZA vki lHkh dks esjs dkj.k bruk ifjlg lgu djuk iM+k A eSa iki nks"k dh Hkkxh cuhA

      vc eSa dqN peRdkj djrh gw¡A eq>s {kek iznku djsaA izkr% jk;lh izfrØe.k ds iÜpkr vkpk;Z Jh us vkns’k Qjek;k] ßtks&tks lar mxz rd dj ldrs gS] Bgj tkosaA ‘'ks"k izLFkku djsaA o"kkZokl lehi gSÞ ,slk dFku gS fd 465 larksa us fogkj dj dksjaV uxj esa prqekZl dj /keZ dh izHkkouk dhA ‘'ks"k 35 lar] vkpk;Z lfgr yq.kkæh igkM+h ij jgsA

      mids’kiqj ikVu ds jktk ds ,d ek= iq=h FkhA vr% jktk us vius ea=h mgM+ ds iq= =SyksD;flag ds lax viuh iq=h dk fook djk dj =SyksD;flag dks ;qojkt ?kksf"kr fd;kA jkf= esa tc ;qojkt vkSj ;qojkth ‘'k;ud{k esa fuæk eXu Fks] nsoh us ,d liZ dk :i /kkj.k dj ;qojkt dks Ml fy;kA blds QyLo:i ;qojkt dk nsgkUr gks x;kA

      leLr jkT; vkSj jktegy esa ‘'kksd O;kIr gks x;kA jktk] jkuh] ea=heaMy vkSj vU; leLr iztkuu csgky FksA var esa lh<+h rS;kj dj ‘'e’kku dh ;k=k izkjaHk dhA jksrs] foyki djrs le; turk lkFk FkhA ekxZ esa pkeq.Mk nsoh ,d tSu eqfu dk os’k /kkj.k dj izdV gqbZA ^ftUnk dks tykus D;ksa tkrs gksa\* ;g dg dj vn`’; gks x;hA

      nsoh rks tkurh Fkh fd ;qojkt ftank gSA ;g lHkh rks mldh nsohyhyk gSA nsoh ds dFku dh lwpuk feyrs gh lHkh tu vkÜp;Z pfdr gks x;sA eqfu dks <w¡<us yxsA dqN yksxksa us dgk fd ,sls os"k/kkjh yq.kkæh igkM+h ij jgrs gSA vr% ‘'ko ;k=k yw.kkæh igkM+h dh vksj eqM+ xbZA vkpk;Z vkSj larksa us ‘'ko ;k=k vkrs ns[kh rks tku x, fd nsoh us dqN peRdkj fd;k gSA larksa dks dyirk ugha Fkk] vr% lHkh dk;ksRlxZ dh eqæk esa cSB /;ku esa yhu gks x;sA nsoh dks eqfu os"k esa iqu% izdV gksuk iM+kA

      lHkh dks lacksf/kr dj nsoh us dgk & ^gekjs xq: nso egku peRdkjh gSaA mudk ,d NksVk lk mnkgj.k ns[k yksA FkksM+k xeZ ty ykdj xq:nso ds nkfgus ik¡o ds vaxwBs dk iz{kkyu dj iz{kkfyr ty dks ‘'ko ij Mkyks] rqjar ;qojkt iqu% thfor gks tkosaxsA*

      ,slh lk/kkj.k ckr dh rqjar ikyuk dh xbZA nSfod yhyk ds QyLo:i ;qojkt thfor gks x,A ,slh egku vkÜp;Ztud ?kVuk ls lHkh fdadrZO;foewM gks x;sA vkpk;Z HkxoUr dh t;&t;dkj ds ukjs yxus yxsA jktk] jkuh] ;qojkt] ea=heaMy o lHkh vkpk;Z HkxoUr vkSj eqfujktksa dks ckj&ckj oanu djus yxsA jktk o ea=heaMy ds Hkko Hkjs fuosnu ij vkpk;Zoj eqfu eaMy lfgr jkT; Jh oSHko ds lkFk uxj esa i/kkjs] jktk us mUgs egy esa izos’k gsrq fuosnu fd;k rc vkpk;Z th us Qjek;k fd ftl Hkkx esa gesa Bgjuk gS mlesa ls foykflrk dh lHkh lkexzh dks gVk ysaA jktk us rqjar oSlh gh vfoyklh O;oLFkk dj nhA

      vkpk;Z HkxoUr ds Bgjus ds iÜpkr jktk vius ifjokj vkSj nkfl;ksa ds lkFk tokgjkr] lksus vkfn ds Fkky ltk dj HksaV Lo:i yk;sA rc vkpk;Z Jh us Qjek;k fd os rks bu ls fojä gksdj eqfu cus gSaA jktk o lHkh vk’p;Zpfdr jg x;sA dgus yxs ^ge vius xq:vksa dks jRu] Lo.kZ] vkHkw"k.k] oL= HksaV djrs gSa vkSj os ysrs gSaA vkius rks ;qojkt dks u;k thou iznku dj ge ij egku midkj fd;k gSA mlds le{k rks ;g rqPN gSA vxj ge vkidks loZLo viZ.k dj ns arks Hkh og rqPN gh jgsxkA

      ^vkpk;Zoj us ml le; ns’kuk nh] fd eqfu /ke D;k gS\ eqfu;ksa dk vkpkj dSlk gksrk gS\ vkgkj o ty dSls xzg.k djrs gS\ vkfn&vkfnA rc lHkh larksa dks fo’ks"k vkgkj izkIr gqvkA ikj.ks gq,A tSu /keZ dh izHkkouk gksus yxhA okrkoj.k lq[kn gqvkA prqekZl izkjaHk gks x;k FkkA /keZ /;ku riL;k gkus yxhA

      eqfu Jh KkulqUnjth egkjkt ds vuqlkj Jko.k ekl ds Ñ".k i{k dh prqnZ’kh ds fnu vkpk;Z HkxoUr JhjRuizHk lwjh us mids’kiqj ikVu esa loZizFke izopu Md;kA,slk] lkjxfHkZr izopu dks Jo.k dj mlh fnu 18 ca/kqvksa us Jkod /keZ vaxhdkj fd;kA ftUgsa egktu cukdj ,d ubZ tkfr dh LFkkiuk dhA mu 18 O;fä;ksa ds uke ;k tkfr ds vk/kkj ij 18 xks=ksa dh LFkkiuk gqbZA ;s xks=sa gS & rkrgM+] cki.kk] d.kkZV oykg] eksjk{k] dqygV] fojgV] JhJheky] Js"Bh] lqfpUrh] vkfnR;ukx Hkwjh] Hkæ] fpapV] dqeV] MhMw] dukSft;s] y?kqJs"BhA bu 18 xks=ksa dh 498 lg xks=sa ,oa mixks=s gSA bu lHkh xks=ksa dh dqy nsoh pkeq.Mk ekrk gSA

      uojk=h lehi FkhA pkeq.Mk ekrk dks cfy p<+kuk vko’;d FkkA ?kj&?kj esa cfy gsrw cgqr fnuksa iwoZ rS;kfj;ka pyus yxhA vkpk;Z Jh ls ;g ckr fNih ugha jg ldhA vr% leLr Jkodksa dks cqykdj vkpk;Z Jh us vkns’k Qjek;k] ßtho fgalk egk iki gS] nso&nsoh dk Hko vusd tUeksa ds lqÑrks dk Qy gSA deZ fdlh dks ugha NksM+rkA rhFkZdj Hkh vius ‘'ks"k leLr deksZ dk Qy Hkksx dj gh fuokZ.k izkIr dj ldrs gSA uojk=h ij cyh p<+kuk egkiki gS] vr% dksbZ nsoh dks cfy ugha p<+k,xk ,sls izR;k[kku djksAÞ pkeq.Mk nsoh ds izdksi ls lHkh Hk;Hkhr FksA vr% mu lHkh us viuh fLFkfr Li"V dhA bl ij vkpk;Z Jh us vkns’k fn;k fd rqe lHkh pkeq.Mk nsoh ds eafnj tkvks vkSj nsoh ls vuqjks/k djks fd vkpk;Z Jh jRuizHk lqjh us ge lHkh dks cfy p<+kus dk fu"ks/k fd;k gSA vr% ge {kekizkFkhZ gSA vxj vki cfy p<+okuk pkgsa rks Ñik dj ,d ckj vkpk;Z Jh ls fey ys;saA

      turk ds mä vkàku ij nsoh Øksf/kr gqbZ A Øks/k esa foods dk var gks tkrk gSA vr% nsoh us vkpk;Z Jh ds us=ksa esa ihM+k mRié dj nhA vUrZKku ls vkpk;Z Jh dks nsoh izdksi p{kwihM+k dk Kku gqvk rks le Hkko ls ihM+k lgu djrs gq, vkpk;Z Jh lek/kh esa yhu gks x,A rhu fnu O;rhr gksus ij Hkh Hk;adj p{kq ihM+k ls Hkh vkpk;Z Hkxoku ij ys’k ek= Hkh izHkko ugha iM+k rks nsoh euu djus yxhA rhu fnu ds varjky ls Øks/k Hkh ‘'kkar gks x;k FkkA nsoh us vkpk;Z Jh ds le{k mifLFkr gksdj {kek;kpuk dj izdksi dk dkj.k crkrs gq, dgk] ^eSus rks vkidks lHkh izdkj ds lg;ksx iznku fd;s vkSj vki esjk gh vfu"V dj jgs gSaA esjk Hkksx can djk jgs gSaA eq>s cfy ugha nh rks eq>s Hkw[kksa ejuk iM+sxkA* vkpk;Z Jh us mÙkj fn;k] ^fgalk dk ekxZ R;kxksa vkSj rqEgsa D;k pkfg,* nsoh us dgk’ ^eq>s dMka&eqMka pkfg;s* vkpk;Z] & ^dMka&eqMkZ feysxkA eSa Hkh lHkh ds lkFk uojk=h dh ikou csyk esa mifLFkr jgw¡xkA*    

nsoh vUr/kkZu gks xbZA vkpk;Z Jh us tu lewg dks nsoh ds Hkksx esa D;k&D;k p<+kuk mldh rS;kjh djk dj le; ij lkt&lTtk ls foHkwf"kr gksdj nsoh iwtk ds fy, eafnj igq¡psA nsoh dh izfrek dk turk us iz{kkyu fd;kA J`axkj fd;kA iwtk lkexzh dh lTtk dh] rc nsoh iqu% izdV gksdj dgus yxh] ^esjk dMkZ&eqMkZ dgk¡ gS\*

      vkpk;Z& ^vkpk;Z Jh us ,d JhQy dks rksM+rs gq, dgk fd ß;gh dMkZ&eqMkZ gSA ykilh] JhQy] Qy] Qwy] izlkn vkfnA blh ls larks"k djksA u tkus fdrus tUeksa ds rqEgkjs ln deksZa ds QyLo:i rqEgsa nsoh in izkIr gqvkA vc fgalk dh izo`fÙk ls udZ ds ca/ku D;ksa cka/k jgh gks\ tks cfy ek¡x jgh gks mls rqe rks ugha Hkksxrh gks] ij iki dh Hkkxh rks rqEgh gksA iki dk Qy Hkh rqEgdsa gh Hkksxuk iM+sxkAÞ

      nsoh & ^deZ ds drkZ dks gh deZ dk Qy Hkksxuk iM+sxk] eq>s D;ksa\*

      vkpk;Z ^deZ dk drkZ deZ djuk ugha pkgrk] rqEgkjs izdksi ls Hk;Hkhr gksdj ;g fgald deZ dj jgh gSaA vr% deZ ds Hkksx dk nkf;Ro rqe ij jgsxkA vius tUe&ej.k ds Hkoksa dk foLrkj djus ds lkFk vuUr dky ds udZ ds ca/ku rS;kj dj jgh gks] ftls iw.kZ :i ls fcuk Hkksx rqEgsa eqfä izkIr ugha gksxhA rqEgkjk dY;k.k blh esa gS fd [kwu&[kjkck rqjar can djksA rqe nsoh ekrk gks] okRlY; rqEgkjk /keZ gS] ;g jä dk yky jax rqEgsa udZ ds va/kdkj esa ?klhV ys tk;sxkA* bl izdkj vusd n`"VkUr nsdj vkpk;Z HkxoUr us nsoh dks izfrcksf/kr fd;kA nsoh ds Kkup{kq [kqy x;sA

      nsoh& ^gs egku egkRek! vkius esjh vKkurk ds dkj.k dqekxZ HkVdus okyh dks lUekxZ fn[kk;k] bl gsrq eSa vkidh vkHkkjh gw¡A vkt ls eSa fgalk dk R;kx djrh gw¡A eq>s Kku izkIr gqvkA eSa yky jax ls ?k`.kk djuk pkgrh gw¡A Hkfo"; esa Hkätu eq>s yky iq"Ik Hkh ugha p<+kos ,slk vkns’k nsrh gw¡A*

      vkpk;Z& ßgs nsoh! vc rqe esa ekr`Ro ds xq.k tkx`r gq,A vc rqe lPph ekrk gksA vkt ls rqEgkjk jkSæ :i dk pkeq.Mk ds LFkku ij okRlY; :i dk uke lfPp;k; ekrk izfl) gksxkA rqEgkjk dY;k.k gksAÞ ml fnu ls pkeq.Mk dk uke ßlfPp;k; ekrkÞ gks x;kA vkslokyksa dh yxHkx 700 ls vf/kd xks=ksa dh dqynsoh gSA bldk ewy eafnj mids’kiqj ikVu esa Fkk tks vkt vksfl;k¡ gSA vksfl;ka tks/kiqj ls yxHkx 62 fdyksehVj ij tks/kiqj&tSlyesj ekxZ ij fLFkr gSA

      xHkZx`g esa LFkkfir lfPp;k; ekrk dh ewfrZ dlkSVh ds izLrj dh gSA izfrek oL=kHkw"k.kksa ls lqlfTtr gS vkSj blds nkfgus gkFk esa ryokj gSA ;g eafnj ,d Åaph igkM+h ij fLFkr gSA eqaMu vkSj tkr nsus ds fy, ;gk¡ vksloky fo’ks"k :i ls vkrs gSA uojk=h esa bl eafnj esa ,d fo’kky esyk yxrk gSA vksfl;k¡ dh lfPp;k; ekrk ds bl izkphu eafnj esa Jh tqxjkt ‘'kekZ dk ifjokj 33 ihf<+;ksa ls iqtkjh gSA foØe loar~ 2027 dh oS’kk[k ‘kqDyk iwf.kZek dks blk th.kksZa}kj djok;k x;kA flag}kj ls J`axkj pkSdh rd 145 lhf<+;ksa dk fuekZ.k gqvk vkSj uonqxkZ ds uke ls ukS rksj.k }kjks dh jpuk gqbZA ;g eafnj 40 uDdklh ;qä LraHkksa ij fufeZr gSA 1976 esa blds fo’kky ijdksVs dk fuekZ.k gqvkA

      lfPp;k; ekrk us lkspk fd lHkh vius thou ds dY;k.k djus ds fy, ukuk izdkj ds deZ djrs gSa] ysfdu eSa rks deZ ugha dj ldrhA

      vr% eq>s Hkxoku Jh egkohj dh izfrek dk fuekZ.k djds iq.; miktZu djuk pkfg,A blfy, nsoh us viuh ‘'kfä ls xk; ds nw/k vkSj ckyw feêh ls Hkxoku Jh egkohj dh izfrek dk fuekZ.k fd;kA Jh jRuizHk lwjh dks tc fofnr gqvk rks vksfl;k¡ ds vanj ,d tSu eafnj dk fuekZ.k djokdj bl ewfrZ dh izfr"Bk djokbZA bl ij lksus dk ysi dj fn;k x;kA ftlls ewfrZ dks {kfr u igq¡psA

      bl eafnj dh j{kk ds fy, vf/k"Bk;d nso Jh iwfu;k th cgqr peRdkjh gSaA

      budk eafnj Hkh tSu eafnj esa fo|eku gSA ;k=h budh iwtk&vpZuk dj eér ek¡xrs gS vkSj mudh bPNk iw.kZ gksrh gSA vksfl;k¡ esa ,d fo’kky ckoM+h gSA j[kj[kko ds ugha gksus ds dkj.k ;g ,d catj cudj jg x;h gSA fo’o esa bl izdkj dh dksbZ ckoM+h ugha gS ftlesa ikuh Hkjs gksus ij ,d gtkj vkneh md lkFk Luku dj ldrs gSA blds th.kksZ}kj dh vfr vko’;drk gSA

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