We are the people whose origin is from Dhamdod Lumbha. We may be physically away from our gaam, our heart still stays there. Dhamdod Lumbha is not just a village, but it is also an idea. An idea of oneness, kinship, and a unified community. Hundreds of families make up Dhamdod Lumbha. Ours is a global village, with our families spread around the world - from Dhamdod to Detroit, Austin to Auckland, Paris to Panama, London to Louisiana. In us, you will find glimpses of our Indian heritage and modern western outlook. We value family, culture, education, and charity.
We are always looking for ways to keep our community connected. Whether it's in the US or India, New Zealand or Zambia. All of us can help make this vision a reality. Annually, the core committee of Dhamdod volunteers will pick a time and a location for a get-together. All you have to do is be there! It's important for everybody to stay connected with one another. This way, we can keep celebrating Dhamdod Lumbha and stay in touch with everyone who considers it their first home.
The Indian political and spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi declared that the soul of India lives in its villages. Dhamdod Lumbha is a quaint little village. Village-life is plain and simple. Here, there is no din and bustle of the city. Everything is calm and quiet. Those who are there now get the opportunity to enjoy each other’s company. People are in direct touch with nature. Most of their time passes in looking after fields and cattle. Farmers at heart, citizens of Dhamdod Lumbha depend on a highly diversified agricultural economy. For our big heart and hearty appetite, they can work just as hard to grow crops such as sugarcane, rice, wheat and seasonal vegetables. They are religious and pious. They devote much of their time to prayer and to signing in praise of Lord. They get pure and unadulterated food grains, milk and milk products. Not to mention freshly grown vegetables and fruits is always available. There’s nothing better than enjoying a tasty and juicy seasonal fruit.
The surname Patel is the most widely used name today. Prior to the introduction of the name Patel in Gujarat, we were known as Kanbis. Patel is not a cast, but a surname adopted by the most of original Kanbis. The Kanbi family being highly motivated and hard working to succeed cultivated the land and prospered. Patidar means "owner of land". The Patidars would hire a hardworking and knowledgeable work force to cultivate the land and in due course of time, they would become the owners of the land. These Patidars were from then onwards identified as Patel Patidars.