Kuldevi of ALL Kuldevis

Great to receive blessings



                                                                  "Vakratunda Mahakaaya, Suryakoti Samaprabha
                                                            Nirvighnam Kuru Mey Deva, Sarva Kaaryeshu Sarvada"



Whilst we may worship a Kurdevi, it is always good to receive blessings from as many.  We have so many powerful Devis and they all play a significant role in our lives.


                            Jagdamba Mata  - Supreme Goddess and key Devi of all Kurdevis or Kuldevis 

Jagdamba translates to "Universe Mother" and she is considered to be the mother of the entire universe - this is one reason to put aside any 'Devi differences' which detract and distract from the real reality of our Kuldevi Worship !  Whichever ancestral Kuldevi we have faith in, is the one for us to worship !


Gita Mata   - knowledge and fountain of life





                                  Ganga Mata  - powerful, pure and forgiving




                                                   You haven't understood this 'Shakti' until you view below in full

                                          Ashapura  - enriching, protective and fulfilling   < CLICK TO VIEW









                                                                                         Swarasati mata



With profound inspiration from Swarasati mata and support and direction from our elders, we have managed to put together this very simple website for all to enjoy.  


Festivals and Events  - 2020  - To add




Our Hindu calender is based on the moon  - it is a lunisolar Vikram Samvat calendar and is 57.7 years ahead (in count) of the solar Gregorian calendar !

e.g. our New Year now is the year 2077 Vikram Samvat which  began in 2019CE and will end in 2020 CE.




નવા વર્ષમાં આપની તથા આપના પરિવારની સુખ, શાંતિ,  સમૃધ્ધિ માં ઉત્તરો ઉત્તર વધારો થાય, દરેક ક્ષેત્ર માં પ્રગતિ  થાય  એવી *શુભકામના....*



       Decorating our homes 





            Bringing light into our life





                         Rangoli - our art and a tradition







                        Matajis' Nived Blessings   




                                    Jay Ashapura mataji, Balvi mataji and Gatral mataji ki Jay





Some of our Hindu Festivals & Traditions


Navaratri and its significance

Navaratri when literally translated to English means nine nights. Night is the time for relaxation and rejuvenation of the mind and the body. If we don't rest at night, it becomes hard to carry on with our activities the next day, isn't it? Similarly, Navratri is the resting time for the spirit in you. It is the time when you withdraw yourself from all sense activities (eating, talking, watching, touching, listening, smelling), and rest in yourself. This withdrawal from all sense activities takes you deeper within yourself which is the actual source of bliss, joy and enthusiasm in our lives.


Most of us don't get to experience this because we are constantly engaged in some activity or another. We are constantly engaged with the mind. Navratri is the time to withdraw from the mind, and rest in the spirit, or soul. It's the time to feel your soul!

So this Navratri, take the opportunity to transition from the gross material world to the subtle spiritual world. To put it simply, take some time off from your day-to-day activities and entanglements and focus on yourself. Think of your origin, of who you are and where you have come from. Go within, and rest in the remembrance of the love of the Divine Mother.



We are connected to this universe, to some power that makes this whole creation happen. This power is filled with love. The whole creation is filled with love. Navratri is the time for you to realize that you are loved, and rest in this feeling of love. When you do this, you come out feeling stronger, wiser, rejuvenated, refreshed and harmonious.



Vyas Purnima  

                                                    Guru Purnima




Raksha Bandan     रक्षा बन्धन

Tagore's poem about the meaning and love on Raksha Bandan Day

The love in my body and heart
For the earth's shadow and light
Has stayed over years.

With its cares and its hope it has thrown
A language of its own
Into blue skies.

It lives in my joys and glooms
In the spring night's buds and blooms
Like a Rakhi-band
On the Future's hand.



     Sri Krishna Janmashtami 



                             Ganesh Chaturthi


                    You can ask for your wish to come true? - by whispering  in Ganesh Dada's big ears!




Holi Festival   - did you find out the real meaning of 'Holi' ?





Makar Sankranti

                                       ..........................  and flying the kites  - why?






Pitru Paksha Shradh  - as we enter September



पितृ पक्ष

Day to remember not only the dear departed but also the Rishis who gave us the way of 'life and living'

What is Shradh and its Significance?

According to Hindu beliefs, the souls of our three preceding generations reside in Pitru-Loka, which is considered to be a realm between heaven and earth. This realm is led by the god of death, Yama. It is believed that when a person from the next generation dies, the first generation is taken to heaven bringing them closer to God. Only the last three generations in Pitru-Loka are given shradha rites.

According to Hindu scriptures, during the Mahabharata, when Karna died his soul was taken to heaven where he was offered lots of gold and jewels. However, Karna was looking for food to eat and asked Indra, who is considered as the lord of heaven, the reason for serving gold as food. That's when Indra told Karna that he donated gold all his life, but never donated food to his ancestors during Shradh. Realising what Indra claimed, Karna answered that he never knew who his ancestors were, so he couldn't donate anything in their memory. However, Karna was given a chance to amend his mistake and was permitted to return to earth for 15 days, so that he could perform shradh rites and donate food and water in their memory. This 15-day period was then named as Pitru Paksha  - last day is Sarva Pitru Amavasya


Shradhha: Pooja Rituals

The rituals of the shradh are generally performed by the eldest son or the eldest male member of the family. While performing shradh one should be careful about three things that include- piety, hastiness and anger. Nothing 'ashubh' should come in between the prayers observed for the peace of the departed souls. Two Brahmins are offered food, new clothes, fruits, sweets and dakshina, for it is believed that whatever is given to them reaches the ancestors. It is also imperative to feed the poor after making an offering to the Brahmins. It is believed that the more 'daan' you give, the more it will reach your ancestors. It is also believed that shradh rites and Pitru Paksha puja are important for attaining happiness in the family and for receiving blessings from the ancestors.




    Gadher Parivar / Gadher Community is well blessed !