Lord Krishna together with his elder brother Balram was returning to Dwarka from his conquest and had stopped at this place known still as Delmal.There he saw a Brahmin(We are all brahmins) bathing at a pond.This Ancestor of Our Jethis was of a very good Build. As Lord Krishna knew that his elder Balram ,who was in fact a very good wrestler(Known to us as Mal Pehalwan) had developed a King size Ego,he decided to bring his elder to the ground.So by his devine Powers he bequethed the Brahmin the art of WRESTLING and then asked his elder Balram to a Fight this Brahmin.The Brahmin with the help of Divine Powers given by Lord Krishna defeated Balram.On this Balram gifted this Village to the Brahmin.
This brahmin(JETHI MAL) became very famous thruout the Land and one of the Muslim King during Akbar’s rein asked him to a match with his best wrestlers,whom the brahmin defeated with ease,then he was asked to wrestle with an Elephant,which again this Brahmin defeated.Then he was asked to take out a NEEM Tree(Limda nu thad in Gujrati) which he did and our KUL Devi SHREE LIMBJA MAA came out of the Tree and from that time we JETHIS staying any where in the World revere Maa Shree LIMBJA as our KUL Devi.
Our Ancestors were all MAL Pehalwans and then went to all the Rajwadas(KINGDOMS OF INDIA)states as wrestlers and made a name for them selves.
As they were Wrestlers and the Head Wrestlers we were known as JESTHIS i.e HEAD of Wrestlers JESTH is HEAD,then we were called JETHI’s.
jai limbja ma
The jethi is small community of wrestlers or pugilists. They are known as Jyestika, Jaiti, Jetty, and Malla. It is believed that the wrestlers were known as Mallas and the best among them were called Jyestikas. Those Jyestikas later became known as Jethi or Jetty. Anantha Krishna Iyer opines that the term Jetty appears to a corruption of the Sanskrit term Jayesi [one who is desirous of Victory]. Another interpretation of the term 'Jethi' is that it originated from Jyeshtika, i.e. the eldest. [Jetty, 1974] and the Jyesti Mals were Agnihotri Brahmins at the time of invasion of Modhera by Allauddin Khilji in 1299 AD. Who fought bravely against the enemy. After the fall of Modhera, they settled at Delmal and other places in Gujarat and some them migrated to south India seeking royal patronage. According to one story Lord Krishna visited Delmal on his way from Dwaraka to Mathura, and his brother Baldevji did mallayudda with Someswara, an Agnihotri Brahmin and was defeated. Then those Agnihotri Brahmins of Delmal came to known as Jyestimalla. The Jethis like to identify themselves as Modh Brahmins. Jetty  has reported that the Modh community has built a beautiful temple at Modhera. From the fact that the image of a goddess with six hands and standing on a peacock is traced in undiganalu village in Mysore state unidentified so far with any known deity in south India and that the image of Sri Mataji is missing from Modhera, it may safetly be concluded that the image in question is now available in undiganalu village. They claim that the Jethimal came to kutch in the year 1510 where they were employed as body guards of the ruler. They were wrestlers. The estate used to bear their living expenses. It is said that Gangaram Jethi saved the life of Lord swaminarayan. Trikamji Jethi has constructed a statue of Khengarji-III of five metals in the Jethi Gnati at Bhuj in the late nineteenth century. The Jethis are distributed in Delmal Village of Mehasana district and at Bhuj in kutch District. A sizeable population of Jethi Consisting of about 200 families had migrated to Mysore State prior to 1131 AD. They speak in Gujarati and use the gujarati script. Those who in live in Kutch also speak Kachchi. The Jethi are vegetarian. The Jethi claim to be an off shoot of Modh Brahmin but they are not included within the broader frame work of Modh Brahmins. They are endogamous. The community has ten gotras, viz. Kashyap, Sandilya, Gautam, Bharadwaj, Bhargav, Kaushik, Gara, Vashissht, Pikhlayan and Vishwamitra. They avoid 3-4 generations in fathers and mothers sides for marital alliances. The Jethi place themselves in the middle stratum of local social hierarchy after brahmans but alongwith other communities like Vania, Soni, Rajput etc. Other groups of people also recognize their better social status since they had relations and associations with rulers. The Jethis place themselves in the Brahman order of the varna system. But the brahmans do not accept their claim.
Why Kuladevi she is named as Nimbaja or Limja. Neem trees are found in all the gymnasiums. They are vaishnav and have faith in Swaminarayan and worship him on the eleventh day of bright fortnight and amavasya of all the months. They worship Ram, Krishna and other gods and goddesses of the wider Hindu pantheon. They pay high regards to their clan deities. In the month of chaitra, they take up a padayatra to delmal and reach there on the seventh day of the bright half of the month of Chaitra. Only males participate in this while the women go by bus to welcome padayatris. On the day of Dussehra, they arrange wrestling games in the gymnasiums. One day prior to rakhi festival, they go to the temple of Nimbaja Devi and wear yellow thread on their wrists which is known Mataji no doro. Other festivals celebrated by the jethis are holi, Dhuleti, Shivratri and Gokul Ashtami. Other festivals celebrated by the jethis are holi, Dhuleti,Shivaratri, and gokul ashtami. They visit the sacred centres Koteswar, Mahadeo Mata Narayan Sarovar and pay homage to the ancestors on occassion