Monday, October 4, 2010

Goddess Bahuchar Mata

Hindu Goddess is a Bahuchara Mata. Goddess Bahuchar Mata Father Name is a charan Bapal dan Detha. She and her sister were on journey with a caravan when a marauder named Bapiya attacked their caravan. It was common practice in charan men and women if overpowered by their enemies, not to surrender but to kill themselves. Shedding the blood of charan was considered heinous sin. When Bapiya attacked the caravan, Bahuchara and her sisters announced tragu and cut their breasts. A legend tells that Bapiya was cursed and became impotent. The curse was lifted only when he worshiped Bahuchara Mata by dressing and acting like woman. Today Bahuchara mata is considered patroness of and worshipped by the hijra commu nity in India. Her followers believe in non-violence and consider killing of all animals and creatures a sin.

The temple of Bahuchara Mata is located in Becharaji town in Mehsana district of Gujarat, India. It is 110 km from Ahmedabad and 35 km west of Mahesana. The original temple complex was built in year 1783 AD. The temple is nicely decorated with stone carving. Every year 1.5 million pilgrims visit this temple. Toda Goddess Bahuchara Mata is located in Sankhalpur. The origin of Bahuchra Mata is situated at Varakhdiwala temple in Bechraji. Because Bhakta Vallabha Dhola wrote in his Aanand no Garbo the original place of Bahuchra Mata is situated at between Sankhalpur and Dedana village. The Toda Mata temple in Sankhalpur is 2 kilometers fare from Bechraji (Bahuchraji).

The temple is beautifully decorated with ancient carvings and paintings on the wall. South and North gate are structured with carved and decorated zharukha. There is also havan mandap for yagna. Big meeting hall is also build by temple trust to organize meetings and other functions. Temple is structured using vastu shastra. Fairs are held here at every chaitra and ashadhi purnima, full moon day. On this day numbers of devotees visits the temple.


Goddess Bahuchar Mata Photo

Goddess Bahuchar Maa Temple Photo

Bahuchar Maa Statue

Bahuchara Maa Murti Picture

Bahuchar Mata Photo

Image of Bahuchar Maa

Wallpaper of Goddess Bahuchar Maa

Bahuchar Maa Picture

Maa Bahuchar Image

Bahuchar Mata Wallpaper

Picture of Bahuchar Devi

Statue of Bhahuchar Maa

Mata Bahuchar Devi Photo

Photo of Bahuchar Mata

1 comment:

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