Dedhia


In V. 1255 Anchal Gachhacharya Shri Jaisingh Suri arrived at Jaisalmer. Devad Chavda used to go to the Acharya every day to listen to his discourse. He was much impressed by it and became a Jain Shravak. The son of Devad was Zamar. He earned plenty of money. He spent one lac seventy thousand Takka (a coin) in building a Jain temple of Lord Aadinath. Dedhia was son of Zamar. The family of Dedhia is named ‘Dedhia.’ This gotra has many sub-gotras as :- Karnani, Dungarani, Mankani, Nodrani, Pemsiyani, Sadhyani, Gagani, Tejpalani, Melani, Rajani, Ranani, Depalani, Meghalani, Devani, Kuldevi of these gotras is Mamal Mata.

 

Acharya Shri Daverajji Swami

            He was born in V. 1831 at village Kundagara of Kachh. His father was Oswal Dedhia Shri Nagji Bhai. He took Diksha in V. 1841 and became Acharya in V. 1875.

 

Acharya 2Shri Deepchandraji Swami.

He was born in V. 1810 at Gundla Village of Kachh. His father was Shri Bhojraj Bhai Dedhia. He took Diksha in V. 1841 at Anjar from Acharya Shri Jaimalji. He wrote many books.