Category: Mata No Madh


Temple – Mata No Madh
The temple was built in the 14th by two Karad Vanias, Ajo and Anagor. They were the priests in the court of the dad of Lakho Phulani. The temple was harmed by the quake in 1819. The temple was remade by Sundarji Shivji and Mehta Vallabhaji, two Brahmakshatriya in 1823 (Samvat 1880). The temple is 58 ft. long, 32 ft. wide and 52 ft. tall. Then again, actually it has a section for strolling round the divinity, it is similarly as the temple at Koteshwar. The temple was harmed again by the seismic earthquake in 2001 yet was fixed again The picture of Ashapura Mata in the altar is a red-painted stone, around six feet high and six feet expansive at the base, narrowing to a point in a shape, with some unpleasant similarity to a human structure. It is said to have come from Jashod in Marwar. Here consistently during the Navaratri, the Rao of Cutch used to offer a penance of seven male buffaloes. The act of creature penance has been stopped. Associated with this temple are two classes of individuals known as Bhuvas and Kapadis, who; however now totally different, are supposed to be sprung from two siblings. The Bhuvas, however not aficionados, appreciate the temple incomes and carry on with an existence of straightforwardness in the town. They (1827) wed, wear long whiskers, and eat with all aside from the most minimal standings. The Kapadis are lovers who don't wed, wear no hair on their appearances, and eat just among themselves. As indicated by their own record, they came from Gujarat around 1100 CE, and of this, they say, they had proof as late as the clash of Jara (1762), when, leaving their towns, they lost their records. They are mostly Lohanas, yet all, with the exception of outcasts, are permitted to join. Around 1680, the progression to the headship of the religious community was questioned, and, on reference to the Rao, it was concluded that one of the inquirers ought to be head or Raja, and the other with the title Rorasi be head choose. This custom has since the time been kept up. The Raja and all, aside from 25 Kapdis, live in one court and take their suppers together. The Rorasi with his 25 devotees lives independent yet gets each essential of life from the Raja's home. On the off chance that the Rorasi bites the dust, the oldest of his followers succeeds. In the event that the Raja kicks the bucket the Rorasi succeeds and the oldest of the Raja's supporters becomes Rorasi. The Raja is treated with much regard and had the advantage of getting the Rao of Cutch sitting. In past, they claimed and held the incomes of the towns of Madh, Netraj, Murchbanu, Kotda, and Dedarani. There are additionally subordinates ministers of Chauhan, who performs Pooja of the deity. There is a legend related with Mian Ghulam Shah Kalhoro of Sindh. In 1762, when his military assaulted this temple, his officers got visually impaired by the scourge of Ashapura. At that point, Ghulam Shah took a commit to set up an immense chime in the temple. At long last, his fighters recovered their sight and Ghulam Shah kept his words. The colossal chime actually remains there in the temple. Jamadar Fateh Muhammad, the military head of Cutch State, had given this temple a Deepmala gauging 2 kg silver, and with 41 lights cut in it. A great many aficionado from Gujarat and different states visits the temple during promising long periods of Chaitra Navaratri and Ashvin Navaratri of which the later hold more significance. Camps and alleviation offices are set up around the street prompting Mata no Madh, consistently for this journey