About Khodiyar Mandir
Khodiyar Mata Mandir Rajpara is located in Bhavnagar a District of Gujarat. Hindu Devotes from all over Gujarat come to this holy Place throughout the Year. One of the largest Mandir of the goddess Khodiyar is in Rajpara Bhavnagar
There are many temples dedicated to Khodiyar Mata in Gujarat, mainly in the Saurashtra region. Of these, there are five temples that are considered most important. There are in Matel, Khodaldham Temple (Kagvad), Galdhara, and two near Bhavnagar including Khodiyar Mata Temple in Rajpara.
History of Khodiyar Mandir
Khodiyar Mata is believed to be a warrior Hindu goddess born as a member of the Charan caste around 700 AD. She is said to be the daughter of Mamad Ji Charan, who was blessed by Lord Shiva and Nagdev with seven daughters and a son. One of the daughters was Khodiyar Mata, who has temples all over Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Mumbai. There is an interesting legend around the Goddess and the construction of this temple.
Maharaja Wakhatsinghji Gohil, who ruled the state of Bhavnagar from 1748 to 1816, is said to be the one who built this temple. He was a devout follower of Khodiyar Mata. Once, he prayed to the goddess to present herself in her physical form in Sihor, the capital of Bhavnagar. Khodiyar Mata appeared in front of him and asked him to lead the way, only on the condition that he doesn’t turn around and check if she is following him. Wakhatsinghji walked on for many hours until he stopped just short of Sihor, in Rajpara, to see if she was still there. The Goddess was very much there but kept to her promise and never moved an inch ahead. She and her sisters decided to stay put this is where the shrine was built.
Khodiyar Mandir Timings
05:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Aarti Timings of Khodiyar Mandir
05:00 AM Morning Aarti (Sundays and Purnima)
07:00 PM Evening Aarti (All Days)
05:30 AM Morning Aarti (Monday to Saturday)
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Khodiyar Mandir Bhavnagar Phone Number
khodiyar mandir Bhavnagar phone number is 9662202020.
Khodiyar Mandir Bhavnagar Address
khodiyar mandir Bhavnagar address is (Bank Colony Rd, Bortalav, Rajapara, Rajpara, Gujarat 364004)
How to reach Khodiyar Mandir
Buses, Taxis, and Autos are easily available from Sihor and Bhavnagar.
Sihor Railway Station is about 6 km from the temple.
Bhavnagar Airport is about 22 km from the temple. Many Domestic flights are coming to Bhavnagar airports like Ahmedabad and Mumbai.