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Nadiad

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
Nadiad is a city and an administrative centre of the Kheda district in the Indian state of Gujarat and the 8th largest city in the state of Gujarat.HistoryThe city of Nadiad is said to have been settled by rope dancers, hence the historical name of "Natapadra" or "Natpur" . It is also referred to as 'Nandgam'. The city has nine routes, and on each route there is a step well. The city is also well known for the number 9: there are 9 villages or towns located to all the 9 roads that exit from Nadiad; 9 step wells around the city; and 9 lakes in the city. Nadiad was also known as 'Sakshar Bhumi', or The land of educated.The city was formerly ruled by Muslims, and later on by the Gaekwad of Baroda. Malhar Rao Gaekwad built the first Hindu temple called Narayan Dev Mandir located in the centre of the city.It is said that during the reign of Ramalhad, Nadiad was ruled by seven patis. Around Salun Boarder and mosque was the ‘jagir’ of Jerambhai Bechardas, was the area of Sidibaxi. Ramaldhad’s ‘pati’ located in Alhadvaga. These ‘patis’ suggest that the people living in these areas are ‘Patidars’ who are the main agricultural landlords of Kheda district. The government revenue department has based its revenue system on thiese. There are seven ‘patis’: Alad pati, Kakarkhad pati, Chaklashi pati, Lakhavaad pati, Hirjee pati, Ratanjee pati and Killedari pati.GeographyNadiad is located at. It has an average elevation of 35 metres (114 feet).Climatethumb Nadiad usually has mild winters and very hot summers, with an average of from to, and an average rainfall from to. Monsoon floods can be catastrophic, dropping from to over of rain, causing widespread flooding such as the 2005 Gujarat floods or the 2008 Indian floods.
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Shree Santram Samadhi Sthan ©
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