Bhatia Vaishnavas have been serving 56 th bethakji situated on the bank of Nagmati river in Jamnagar (Nawanagar) state since a long time. Primitively Shri Hirjibhai Ved family, Shri Ranchhoddas Topan , Shri Karsandas Jethabhai, Shri Gopaldas Gordhandas,, Narandas Ghelabhai Negandhi and other vaishnavas and their ancestors had been serving Bethakji.
Maharaja Shri Jamsaheb had granted special permission to open Kalawad Gate early in the morning for Bhatiya ancestors to open and serve Bethakji which was located outside Kalawad Gate. They used to perform the "Mangala" darshan in the morning and maintain the sequential rank of the Darshans.
By observing the devoted services of Shri Ranchoddas Topan, Shri Hirjibhai Ved family, Shri Karsandas Jethabhai, Shri Gopaldas Gordhandas,, Narandas Ghelabhai Negandhi and other Bhatia vaishnavas were assigned complete administration of Nawanagar Bethakji further the administration was assigned to the Jamnagar Bhatia Mahajan Committee.
In the bethakji Sewa Samiti there are six life long members appointed by the Jamnagar Bhatiya Mahajan Committee and life long member provides his service for life time. When a life long member dies, a new life long Bhatiya vaishnava member is appointed by Shri Jamnagar Bhatia Mahajan Committee. besides this President and Secretary of the Jamnagar Bhatiya Mahajan Committee are automatically included as member of Bethakji Sewa Samiti till their working term.
Lifetime Committee Members
Shri Jamnagar Bhatia Mahajan's Members