Shri Upa ji Sankhlecha settled in Merta in V. 1553. Here he started the business of copper and brass utensils, so their family was named Kanstia A grand old Haveli of 100 chambers situated near Mira temple of Meria was his house. His families settled in Beawar, Navamagar, Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Bhopal. Their main business is that of cloth. In Bhopal there is a famous firm named Santoshchand Rikhabdas Bankers and Sharaffs, which is closely connected with Shri Upaji.
Gotra Kanstia is a sub-gotra of Sankhlecha. Kuldevi of this gotra is Shri Ashapuras Mata.
Kanstia Shri Mahaveer FCA – Jodhpur
He was born on 18-11-1943, He was interested in social, cultural and religious activities since his childhood. He is attached with Oswal singh Sabha Jodhpur and remained its office bearer also. His wife Dr. Shara also support him in all activities.
Kanstia Seth Godidasji – Bhopal
Though he was a rich person, even then daily he used to teach Jainism to the children of Oswal community. He was member of many pilgrim places and President of Swetamber Jain Pathshala.