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Bahucharaji

Bahucharaji


Shri Bahucharaji Mata Temple

The Shri Bahucharaji Mata Temple is the pilgrim place of Goddess Bahuchara, located in the town of Becharaj near the village Chanasma of Patan district. The original temple complex was built in year 1783 AD and is decorated with intricate stone carvings.

As one of the chief Shakti Peeths of Gujarat, this temple is historic and one of the most visited temples of Gujarat. People from all around the world come to seek the blessings of the goddess Bahuchara.

At this Bahucharaji Mata Temple, the goddess is worshipped in the avatar of Shri Balatripur Sundari. According to the Purana, the Chunval region around Bahucharaji was ruled by a demon called Dandasar. The capital of the Chunval region was Daityarajpur (today's Detroj). Legends have it that the goddess Bahuchara had slain Dandasur and liberated the gods from his clutches.

A fountain of faith and belief

The vehicle of goddess Bahuchara is a cock. During the Solanki era and in the golden period, the mark of a cock was printed on the flag as a symbol of the state. Bahuchara Mata carries a sword on her top right, a text of scriptures on her top left, the Abhay Hasta mudra on her bottom right, and a trident on her bottom left. She is seated on a rooster, which symbolises innocence. As the Goddess of Fertility, pilgrims are taken to this site for vows fulfilled and boons granted.

'Bahuchar Mata' is the patron goddess of the women folk who invoke 'her' intervention in domestic violence and problems within the family. The goddess is also principle deity of transvestites and eunuchs who flock here in large numbers to seek the blessings of the goddess.

LODGING FACILITIES IN BAHUCHARAJI

Bahucharaji has good boarding and dining facilities to offer. There are hotels and resorts of all budgets for the pilgrims to stay. Besides, one can easily avail boarding facilities in Mehsana city or in the tourist spots around Bahucharaji.

Access

Distance By Road

  • Ahmedabad - 95 km KMs.

Nearest railway station -Ahmedabad-Patan.

Nearest Airport - Ahmedabad

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Contact Details

The Administrator -Shri Bahucharaji Temple Trust.
Phone No. (O) 02734-286317

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