History of Karamsad

Karamsad is a city and a municipality in Anand district in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is part of the Chchagaam Gol Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, one of India’s greatest leaders in the Indian Independence Movement grew up in Karamsad. It was also the home of his elder brother Vithalbhai Patel, who was also an important political leader. The Patel brothers lived with their two elder brothers and one younger brother and sister, and parents Jhaverbhai and Ladba Patel in a mud-brick house adjacent to his family’s farm holdings. This house is preserved to date as a memorial to Patel. The birth date of Karamsad or when Karamsad came into existence is not exactly known, but during the era of Kumarpal i.e., in 1155 AD, the village consisted mainly of people from Koli and other backward tribes. This community lacked proper agricultural skills. Because of this, they used to rob, steal or work as servants if opportunity permitted.

In 1211, Aja Patel, originally from Hilod (a town near Adalaj), came over and settled here. Because of his skills, agricultural production increased and the village prospered.

The details henceforth from Aja Patel to Kupa Patel are not available, however Kupa Patel was from the twelfth or fourteenth generation of Aja Patel. Kupa Patel was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. He had got Lord Shiva’s temple renovated, which was in ruins and situated in the western side of the village. That was well built by his son Lakha Patel. He had also helped build a lake in the village.

Devidas, a few generations down had two sons. Jibhai and Bajibhai. His sons asked the Moghul Governor of Ahmedabad Province to let them keep Karamsad for revenue collection. Out of them, Majibhai’s four sons and their descendants got themselves distributed in six different Khadkis (street or lane before a group of two or more houses with a common gate) in Karamsad.

Six different Khadkis were formed in Karamsad after the six descendents of Mahijibhai.
1 – Bhayni Khadki (Gokaldas)
2 – Bapni Khadki (Govendas)
3 – Hathibhaini Khadki (Sunderdas)
4 – Motabhaini Khadki (Jivabhai)
5 – Jini Khadki (Bhavijibhai)
6 – Chhatthi Khadki (Laljibhai)

The area boasts of a large medical institute that is also a centre of undergraduate as well as postgraduate learning. The name is Pramukh Swami Medical College.

There are many reputable primary, secondary , and higher secondary schools in the town. S.V.Patel High School (Gujarati medium), V.V. Patel High School (Gujarati medium), and C.J. Patel English Medium School (the only English medium school on the campus) make up the high school campus. These schools share a common playground. The playground is a place where cricket tournaments are held during summer.