Posted by: nawanagar | October 4, 2011

Navratri 2011 – Jamnagar

Navratri 2011 Update

Summair sports club Navratri 2011

Navratri Festival 28 Sept to 6 Oct 2011


Posted by: nawanagar | January 29, 2010

list of Birds of Jamnagar

Check list of Birds of Jamnagar
Great Crested Grebe Pallied Harrier
Black Necked Grebe Montagus Harrier
Little Grebe Eurasian Marsh Harrier
Great White Pelican Osprey
Dalmatian Pelican Peregrine Falcon
Spot Bill Pelican Red Necked Falcon
Great Cormorant Common Kestrel
Indian Shag Imperial Eagle
Little Cormorant Short Toed Snake Eagle
Darter Eurasian Sparrow Hawk
Grey Heron White Eye Buzzard
Purple Heron Long Legged Buzzard
Black Crowned Night Heron Steppe Eagle
Indian Pond Heron Indian Nightjar
Little Heron Grey Francolin
Western Reef Egret Common Quail
Great Egret Rain Quail
Intermediate Egret Indian Peafowl
Little Egret Common Crane
Cattle Egret Demoiselle Crane
Little Egret White Breasted Waterhen
Little Bittern Water Cock
Painted Stork Common Moorhen
Black Necked Stork Purple Moorhen
White Stork Common Coot
Asian Openbill Stork Pheasant Tail Jacana
Black Ibis Eurasian Oystercatcher
White Ibis Greater Painted Snipe
Glossy Ibis Black Tail Godwit
Eurasian Openbill Bar Tail Godwit
Greater Flamingo Whimbrel
Less Flamingo Eurasian Curlew
Grey Lag Goose Spotted Redshank
Lesser Whistling Teal Common Redshank
Northern Shoveller Common Greenshank
Northern Pintail Marsh Sandpiper
Common Teal Green Sandpiper
Spot Bill Duck Wood Sandpiper
Mallard Terek’s Sandpiper
Gadwall Common Sandpiper
Eurasian Wigeon Ruddy Turnstone
Garganey Asian Dowitcher
Common Pochard Sanderling
Tufted Pochard Little Stint
Ferruginous Pochard Temmick’s Stint
Cotton Pigmy Goose Dunlin
Comb Duck Curlew Sandpiper
Black Shoulder Kite Ruff
Shikra Red Necked Phalarope
Greater Spotted Eagle Black Winged Stilt
Grey Breasted Warbler Common Iora
Bay Backed Cuckoo Plain Martin
Red Throated Flycatcher Baillan’s Crake
Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher Yellow Wagtail
Gr Head Canary Flycatcher Common Cuckoo
Asian Paradise Flycatcher Common Hawk Cuckoo
Asian Brown Flycatcher Broad Billed Sandpiper
Black Napped Monarch Isabeline Wheatear
Jungle Babbler Indian Robin
Common Babbler Magpie Robin
Great Grey Babbler Pied Bushchat
Plain Prinia Black Redstart
Ashy Prinia Blue Rock Thrush
Rufous Fronted Warbler Blue Throat
Pied Avocet Eurasian Eagle Owl
Crab Plover Spotted Owlet
Great Thick-Knee House Swift
Eurasian Thick-knee Asian Palm Swift
Pacific Golden Plover Pied Kingfisher
Grey Plover Common Kingfisher
Common Ringed Plover Black Capped Kingfisher
Little Ringed Plover White Breasted Kingfisher
Kentish Plover Collared Kingfisher
Lesser Sand-Plover Blue Chicked Bee-eater
Greater Sand-Plover Chestnut Headed Bee-eater
Indian Courser Little Green Bee-eater
Small Pratincole European Roller
White Tail Lapwing Indian Roller
Red Wattled Lapwing Hoopoe
Yellow Wattled Lapwing Coppersmith Barbet
Pintail Snipe Syke’s Lark
Common Snipe Crested Lark
Jack Snipe Singing Bush Lark
Yellow Legged Gull Indian Bush Lark
Palla’s Gull Ashy Crowned Sparrow Lark
Heuglin’s Gull Rufus Tail Lark
Brown Headed Gull Greater Hoopoe Lark
Black Headed Gull Bimaculated Lark
Slender Bill Gull Greater Short Toed Lark
Gull Bill Tern Malabar Lark
Caspian Tern Oriental Sky Lark
River Tern Sand Martin
Whiskered Tern Dusky Crag Martin
Lesser Crested Tern Red Rumped Swallow
Common Tern Common/Barn Swallow
Little Tern Wire Tail Swallow
Saunders’s Tern Southern Grey Shrike
Black Bellied Tern Bay Backed Shrike
Black Tern Red Backed Shrike
Fairy Tern Rufus Tail Shrike
Indian Skimmer Long Tail Shrike
Chestnut Billed Sandgrouse Eurasian Golden Oriole
Painted Sandgrouse Black Drongo
Blue Rock Pigeon Rosy Pastor
Eurasian Collared Dove Asian Pied Starling
Red Collared Dove Bank Myna
Laughing Dove Common myna
Rose Ringed Parakeet Brahminy Myna
Plum Headed Parakeet Oriental Honey Buzzard
Pied Cuckoo Brahminy Kite
Asian Koel Black Kite
Sirkeer Cockoo/Malkoha Rufus Tree-pie
Crow Pheasant House Crow
Barn Owl Jungle Crow
Red vented Bulbul White Chicked Bulbul
Purple Sunbird Rufous Tailed Wheatear
House Sparrow Desert Wheatear
Baya Weaver Common Stonechat
Indian Silverbill White Wagtail
Streaked Weaver Ziting Cisticola
Black Headed Bunting Oriental White Eye
Yellow Crown  Woodpecker Clamorous Reed Warbler
Tawny Pipit Orphean Warbler
Paddyfield Pipit Large Pied Wagtail
Jungle Prinia Citrine Wagtail
Sarus Crane Grey Headed Yellow Wagtail
Grey Wagtail Black Headed Yellow Wagtail
Forest Wagtail Laggar Falcon
Common Tailorbird White. Browed Fantail Flycatcher

Posted by: nawanagar | January 21, 2010

Lakhota Talav

Lakhota Talav
birds lakhota lake jamnagarEvery year about 75 species of birds, including pelicans, flamingos, spoonbills, ducks, terns, and gulls, descend on this lake, making it a lively birdwatching site, a pleasant surprise in an urban center. The lake is most lively in the evenings, when people relax around the lake to enjoy the breeze and a chai, kulfi, or chaat from one of the many food stands, and at night the lake is beautifully lit. You can go for a 15-minute boat-ride around it, or rent a paddle boat. Around the lake there are parks, anight market for vegetables and even a small zoo.

Posted by: nawanagar | January 9, 2010

Vijarkhi Dam, Jamnagar

"Vijarkhi Dam Jamnagar"

Vijarkhi dam, Jamnagar

Vijarkhi Dam : The dam near Jamnagar Vijarkhi Dams & Picnic Spots

The dams around Jamnagar like Vijarkhi Dam, Ranjit Sagar Dam, Sasoi Dam, Sinhan dam are also wonderful spots for Birding..
Early morning as well as evening times are goreat for watching birds, this all places are also very popular picnic spots for the local people.
So taking along a picnic hamper would be a great idea…

The dams around Jamnagar like Vijarkhi Dam, Ranjit Sagar Dam, Sasoi Dam, Sinhan dam are also wonderful spots for Birding..
Early morning as well as evening times are goreat for watching birds, this all places are also very popular picnic spots for the local people.
So taking along a picnic hamper would be a great idea…

Khijadia Bird Sanctuary is a unique wetland area with sea water on one side and fresh water on one side. This area which is about 12 km from Jamnagar (Gujarat), was declared as a Sanctuary on 6th November 1982. Before independence, a check dam had been built for storing the waters of the Ruparen river just near the sea, so gradually over the years with fresh water of the rain and river on one side and salt water of the sea on the other side, a unique area came up where both varieties of vegetation came up, gradually, birds and animals also started flocking and roosting here.

The area of this Sanctuary is 605 Hectares. There are 3 Watch Tower for bird watchers, as well as inspection paths leading deep into the foliage There are also provisions for Paddle boats, in the main as well as the Jamnbuda watch tower area.

One can find both types of sea and shore birds. Watching the arrival of the Cranes during sunset for roosting is a fantastic experience.

Some of the notable birds found here are Black Ibis, Black-winged Kite, Brahminy Kite, Pheasant-tailed Jacana, Great Thick-knee, Common Greenshank, Grey Francolin, Imperial Eagle, Indian Pond Heron, Little Tern, Black-tailed Godwit, Comb Duck, Common Crane, Common Teal, Dunlin, Garganey, Marsh Harrier, Northern Pintail, Shoveler, Eurasian Wigeon, Pale Harrier, Demoiselle Crane, Sanderling and Darters.

The other wild life found here are Blue Bulls, Jackal, Wolf, Jungle Cat, Mongoose, Rabbits, Cobra, etc.

Posted by: nawanagar | October 23, 2009

Jamnagar’s First Paanwala on net

PAAN WORLD is Quality Paan Shop Since 1975 in Jamnagar (Gujarat) INDIA. We at PAAN WORLD (The Modern Shop) want to take this Indian, tradition to the world.

Paan prepared in a beautiful manner it can be enjoyed by women and children’s also.

Posted by: nawanagar | September 26, 2009

Jamnagar, heritage theme this Navratri : Sameer Shah

JAMNAGAR: Navratri is celebrated in myriad ways. Summair Sports Club in the city is celebrating the vibrant festival with a heritage theme this

The organizer has given a heritage touch to all parts of the ground. The entrance resembles Khambhaliya Gate Of Jamnagar, dancing area has structures like the entrance gates of the palace and seating arrangements are truly royal!

The background of the stage is decorated like Darbargadh of Jamnagar. The entire theme has been planned by committee members of the club.

“More than 300 photographs were taken of various historical places in the city by Sameer Shah at different times,” said Raju Sheth, president of the club. These were used to create the heritage look.

“We have tried to combine our ancient culture with modern Navratri,” said Parag Shah, convener of the Navratri Mahotsav at the club. More than 1,000 families play raas garba at the 74-year-old club. It has been organizing the festival for the last 28 years.

was started in the year 1942, in Karachi Named as Patel Yuva Mandal. After Independence in 1947, we migrated to Jamnagar (India), and the garbi mandal was started at various places in the name of Bharatmata adarsh garbi mandal. Since 1960 Bharatmata adarsh garbi Mandal was started in sardar patel chowk Limda lane Street no 3,. Now this place is also known as Garbi Chowk. Garba is associated with Navratri!! The annual Navratri Utsav, or Festival of Nine Nights, converts the cities of Gujarat into light, colour, Raas Garba and music, during September-October. Navratri is held throughout Gujarat, at small villages as well as great cities. Amba Mata, the earth goddess bestowing strength and power against the forces of evil, enjoys special attention during Navratri by Pooja and Raas Garba tradition.


Posted by: nawanagar | August 23, 2009


Aradhana Dham

Mulnayak: Nearly 177 cms. high, white – colored idol of Bhagawan Mahavir Swami in the Padmasana posture.

On the thirteenth day of the bright half of the month of Magh. in the year 2049 of the Vikram era, the great festivity of installation of this splendid idol was celebrated under the auspices of Acharyas and 125 Sadhu – Sadhvis. On the bank of the Sinhan river in the midst of the pleasing sound of the rippling waves of water of the dam, near the gardens of various fruits, on the shore of the western sea, the beautiful, splendid and delightful temple stands. Its main gate is 35 ft. high. It reminds one of Rampol.

Works of art and Sculpture: The temple is 98 ft. high. Inside the temple. there are two big brass bells weighing more than 60 kilograms. In the temple there are idols of Bhagawan Adinath, Bhagawan Shantinath and Bhagawan Purshadaniya Parshnath. Near the main gate of the temple, there are small temples of Manibhadravir and Saraswatidevi. For meditation, this is a very beautiful place.

Guidelines: This sacred place of Halar is at distance of 40 kilometers from Jamnagar. Airport 35 kms in Jamnagar highway road. Bus services and private vehicles are available. There are an upashraya, an aimbilshala, and an asylum for old and weak animals. There are also good boarding and lodging provisions.

Trust: Halar Tirth Aradhanadham, Vadaliyasinhan-316305, Taluka-Jamkhambhaliya, Dist.-Jamnagar, Gujarat State, India

Posted by: nawanagar | July 22, 2009




Jamnagar is another Gujarat delight, a fabu­lous, little-visited city, overflowing with ornate, decaying buildings and colourful bazaars displaying the town’s famous, brilliant-coloured bandhani – produced through a laborious 5000-year-old process involving thousands of tiny knots in a piece of folded fabric. It’s an ideal base for exploring the surrounding coastline that stretches to Dwarka, where rare birds flock to ankle-deep islands, and fine beaches are empty all year-round.

Jamnagar is best known for having India’s only Ayurvedic university, where you can learn the techniques of ancient medicine and yoga, and a temple that’s hosted nonstop chanting since 1964 (it’s in the Guinness Book of Records; see opposite).

Prior to Independence, the town was ruled by the Jadeja Rajputs. It’s built around appealing Ranmal Lake, which has a small palace at its centre, and huge weekend crowds around its edge.

Posted by: nawanagar | July 10, 2009


The founder of the princely state of Jamnagar was the Great Jam Rawal, who descended on the northern coast of  Kathiawar in 1535 A.D

Jam Rawals father Jam Lakhaji ruled in Terabanu in Kutch.

According to bardic chronicles, Jam Lakhaji had two cousins Tamachi Deda and Hamirji Jadeja, they envied his reputation for valor.  Their envy was hightened by the fame of Jam Lakhaji at the siege of Pawagadh. So largely did he contribute to its capture by Bahadurshah, the Emperor of Gujarat, that he was bestowed 12 villages by him. As Jam Lakaji was going to take possession of his new fef, he was treacherously killed by his cousins Tamachi Deda and Hamirji Jadeja. Jam Lakhajis son Jam Rawal escaped and on growing up, took vengance of his fathers murder in the same manner by killing Hamirji Jadeja.

Hamirjis two sons Khengarji and Sahibji fled to Delhi and after twelve months of waiting to meet the Great Moghul Emperor Humayun, they got the chance to join the crowd goingalong with the Emperor for lion hunting.

During the lion hunt, they got the chance to kill the lion just when it was going to attack the Emperor.  As a reward, an army of 1,00,000 was sent with them to regain back their kingdom.

When Jam Rawal heard of the two princes coming back to the Kutch with the imperial army, he started getting ready for the battle. On one night, Goddess Ashapura came in his dream and told him that as he had broken the oath taken on her name about not killing Hamirji, even though, he was the person responsible for the death of his father. She should have punished him, but as he had at all other times honored her. So he should no longer dwell in Kutch but cross the sea and take Kathiawar as a dwelling place.

Upon awakening he called his counselors and discussed the dream, they agreed that he must leave Kutch and found for himself a Kingdom across the Gulf. So Jam Rawal along with his soldiers and many traders marched out. On the way he killed and conquered the territory of King Tamachi the other conspirator in the killing of his father, and he also conquered the town of Dhrol and its dependencies and gave them to his brother Hardholji, who was later killed in battle during that period, and the  State of Dhrol was given to his eldest son, Jasoji.

Thus Jam Rawal made himself master of a great territory and the need for a capital arose.

The story goes like this, that once on a hunting trip on the land of present day Jamnagar, a hare was found to be brave enough to turn on the hunting dogs and putting them to flight. Deeply impressed by this, Jam Rawal thought that if this land can breed such hares, if his capital was built on this land, the men born here would be superior than other men.

He counsulted his astrologers and wise men, and the day chosen for laying the foundation stone was the 7th day of the bright half of the month of srawan, VS 1956. (August 1540 AD) on the banks of two rivers Rangmati and Nagmati and named it Nawanagar meaning new town.

Nawanagar eventually came to be known as Jamnagar meaning the town of the Jams.

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