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Bahuchara Mata Temple

Bahuchara
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Bahucharaji Temple is located in Bahucharaji city in Mehsana district of Gujarat, India. It is a hundred and ten (110) km from Ahmedabad and 35 km west of Mahesana. The original temple complex was built in 1783 CE (AD). The temple is nicely decorated with stone carvings. Every year approximately 1.5 million pilgrims go to this temple.Toda Mata (Bahuchara Mata) is positioned in Sankhalpur. The starting place of Bahuchra Mata is situated at Varakhdiwala temple in Bahuchraji. Because Bhakta Vallabha Dhola wrote in his Aanand no Garbo the original place of Bahuchra Mata is situated at among Sankhalpur and Dedana village. The Toda Mata temple in Sankhalpur is 2 kilometers far from Bahuchraji (Bahuchraji).

Bahuchara Mata is a Hindu goddess. She became a daughter of a Charan by using the name of Bapal dan Detha. She and her sisters have been on a adventure with a caravan, when a marauder named Bapiya attacked their caravan.It was common practice among charan ladies and men, if overpowered by using their enemies, not to surrender but to kill themselves.Shedding the blood of charan was considered a heinous sin. When Bapiya attacked the caravan, Bahuchara and her sisters introduced tragu (self-immolation) and cut (reduce) their breasts. Legend tells that Bapiya was cursed and became impotent. The curse became lifted most effective while he worshiped Bahuchara Mata through dressing and performing like a woman.Today Bahuchara Mata is considered patroness of the hijra network in India, and worshipped by means of them and plenty of other communities in Gujarat. Though many of her followers consider in non-violence and consider killing of all animals and creatures a sin, traditionally Bahuchara Mata was, like many Hindu gods and goddesses, the recipient of annual animal sacrifices.

Bahucharaji Temple is open from 5.00 AM to 9.00 PM, while pujas are conducted from 7.00 AM till 11.00 Am.

Location
Mehsana district of Gujarat(India)

Bahuchara Mata Temple

Bahuchara
calendarJul 12 2017

Bahuchara Mata Temple

Bahuchara
calendarJul 12 2017