Culture Expanse of Gandhidham
Cultural Influences in Gandhidham
Now the responsibility of rehabilitation of Sindhi Hindus was to be handled by Govt of India. On request of Mahatma Gandhi, Maharaja of Kutch donated 15,000 of land to Bhai Pratap who founded Sindhi Resettlement Corporation to rehabilitate Sindhi Hindus who were resettled in a new township called Gandhidham. Because of strong presence Sindhi Hindu in Gandhidham, it has a very diverse culture. There is a lot of impact of Sindhi Hindus on the culture of Gandhidham.
Religions in Gandhidham
Memons are a cultural group that is originated from the lower part of Sindh which is near the Indus delta region. They are valued Muslim Entrepreneurs, humane and civilized in the Indian subcontinent and virtually everywhere. Memon are well known for being honest, meticulous and pioneering that resulted to their commercial achievements.
Languages Spoken in GandhidhamUndoubtedly, Sindhi language is most widely spoken in Gandhidham. Locals speak Kachhi language which is very similar to Sindhi language, but it has borrowed some vocabulary from Gujarati, because Kutch district is geographically between Gujarat and Sindh. Many Kuchis speak Gujarati, Sindh & Kutchi because of their proximity with Gujarat and Sindh of Pakistan.Kutchi is also understood by memons of India and Pakistan as the grammar of both the language is same with the little difference of words.
Costume of GandhidhamAbhas, this beautiful garment has become a vogue among the fashion conscious women across the globe. It is the traditional outfit of Kutch region, delicately styled and intricately embroidered. This Kutchi garment has a history of multicolored and exhilarating as the garment. A woman clad in abhas, the traditional costume of the Khatri, and Memon and Korja Muslim communities of Kutch is a spectacle to watch. In ancient times the women wore the abhas embroidered with beautiful tie-dye designs, zari thread embroidery
Handicrafts of GandhidhamGandhidham boasts of export of handicrafts that are widely accepted. Handicrafts made up by granite. Sandstone and marble are exemplary. Wooden handicrafts and teak wood logs are also exported from Gandhidham to the developed countries.
Festivals in GandhidhamGandhinagar enjoys almost every festival in complete vigour and fun. The major festivals celebrated here, are Deewali and Navratri. The city decks up long before the festival. In October-November months, during Navratri days, the entire city enjoys celebrating by singing, feasting, eating and dancing to the tunes of lovely garba songs. They dress up in varied colors and dance around performing certain traditions and rituals associated to the festival.
The city organizes a number of events in open grounds as well as in auditoriums.