Kuldevi of ALL Kuldevis

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



Gujarati Festivals in March 2021

Dwijapriya Sankashta Chaturthi March 2, 2021, Tuesday
Kalashtami March 5, 2021, Friday
Vijaya Ekadashi March 9, 2021, Tuesday
Maha Shivaratri March 11, 2021, Thursday
Chandra Darshana March 14, 2021, Sunday
Vinayaki Chaturthi March 17, 2021, Wednesday
Masik Durgashtami March 22, 2021, Monday
Amalaki Ekadashi March 25, 2021, Thursday
Holi March 28, 2021, Sunday
Holika Dahan March 28, 2021, Sunday
Dhuleti March 29, 2021, Monday


Gujarati Festivals in April 2021

Kalashtami April 4, 2021, Sunday
Papmochani Ekadashi April 7, 2021, Wednesday
Somvati Amas April 12, 2021, Monday
Chandra Darshana April 13, 2021, Tuesday
Gudi Padwa April 13, 2021, Tuesday
Vinayaki Chaturthi April 16, 2021, Friday
Masik Durgashtami April 20, 2021, Tuesday
Rama Navami April 21, 2021, Wednesday
Kamada Ekadashi April 23, 2021, Friday
Hanuman Jayanti April 27, 2021, Tuesday
Vikata Sankashta Chaturthi April 30, 2021, Friday


Gujarati Festivals in May 2021

Kalashtami May 3, 2021, Monday
Varuthini Ekadashi May 7, 2021, Friday
Chandra Darshana May 13, 2021, Thursday
Parashurama Jayanti May 14, 2021, Friday
Akha Trij May 14, 2021, Friday
Vinayaki Chaturthi May 15, 2021, Saturday
Ganga Saptami May 18, 2021, Tuesday
Masik Durgashtami May 20, 2021, Thursday
Sita Navami May 21, 2021, Friday
Mohini Ekadashi May 22, 2021, Saturday
Gauna Mohini Ekadashi May 23, 2021, Sunday
Vaishnava Mohini Ekadashi May 23, 2021, Sunday
Nrisinha Jayanti May 25, 2021, Tuesday
Kurma Jayanti May 26, 2021, Wednesday
Chandra Grahan *Purna May 26, 2021, Wednesday
Narada Jayanti May 27, 2021, Thursday
Ekadanta Sankashta Chaturthi May 29, 2021, Saturday


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 

Make sure you fully engage and enjoy these special Hindu Festivals.  More about their significance is explained below.

Gujarati Festivals in June 2021

Kalashtami June 2, 2021, Wednesday
Apara Ekadashi June 6, 2021, Sunday
Shani Jayanti June 10, 2021, Thursday
Surya Grahan *Valayakara June 10, 2021, Thursday
Chandra Darshana June 11, 2021, Friday
Vinayaki Chaturthi June 14, 2021, Monday
Masik Durgashtami June 18, 2021, Friday
Nirjala Ekadashi June 21, 2021, Monday
Krishnapingala Sankashta Chaturthi June 27, 2021, Sunday


Gujarati Festivals in July 2021

Kalashtami July 1, 2021, Thursday
Yogini Ekadashi July 5, 2021, Monday
Chandra Darshana July 11, 2021, Sunday
Jagannath Rathyatra July 12, 2021, Monday
Vinayaki Chaturthi July 13, 2021, Tuesday
Masik Durgashtami July 17, 2021, Saturday
Devshayani Ekadashi July 20, 2021, Tuesday
Gauri Vrat Begins July 20, 2021, Tuesday
Jayaparvati Vrat Begins July 22, 2021, Thursday
Kokila Vrat July 23, 2021, Friday
Guru Purnima July 24, 2021, Saturday
Gauri Vrat Ends July 24, 2021, Saturday
Jayaparvati Vrat Ends July 26, 2021, Monday
Gajanana Sankashta Chaturthi July 27, 2021, Tuesday
Kalashtami July 31, 2021, Saturday




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 & significances 


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.



Panchang enlists a record of important, auspicious dates and astrological data.  Based on the position of planets, stars and other celestial bodies, a panchang is developed. Derived from Sanskrit, it consists of two words, 'Panch' which means 'Five' and 'Ang' which means 'Limbs', i.e. 'Five Limbs'. It is considered before initiating any auspicious task such as marriage, celebration, puja, starting any business etc. to analyse a favorable date and time.

Hindu Panchang has a lot of importance in Vedic Astrology. In the Hindu religion, it is believed to be impossible to carry out a feast, festival, celebration and work without consulting panchang, because it's only with the help of panchang that we could find out the Tithi and Muhurat.

On the basis of the calculations of five parts of the Hindu Panchang, the Muhurat is noted down.  Day, Tithi, Nakshatra, Yoga, Karana, Sunrise-Sunset, and Moonrise-Moonset related information is gathered.


Five Elements Of Hindu Panchang


Hindu Panchang comprises of five distinguished sources of energy, which are as follows:


Vaar (Day of the Week): Panchang follows a seven-day week and modulates auspicious events, dates and occasions based on it.

Tithi (The Lunar Day): It refers to the status and position of Moon in Shukla Paksha (waxing phase) or Krishna Paksha (waning phase). In either cases, Tithi is named after the condition of Moon. This makes up for one main reason that there are 14 tithis in both cycles between Amavasya and Purnima.

Nakshatra (Lunar Mansion): The universe is divided into 12 constellations or zodiacs according to Vedic Astrology. As defined, Nakshatras are group of 27 stars forming a zodiac sign.

Karana (Half Lunar Day): The half of a Yog is called Karana. 2 Karanas make a Date or Tithi, totalling to 11 Karanas in all. 4 of them are fixed, and remaining 7 are movable.

Yoga (Luni-Solar Day): A yoga is calculated by summing the Longitude of Moon and Sun and divided into 27 parts in 13°20'.


Jivanbhai's saying regarding palmistry:

Do not show your palm to any palm readers, fakirs and fakes !  They cannot read their own let alone others' palms.  They will introduce false hopes, doubts and discord in your mind for the rest of your life. 

One is born with a closed fist and arrives to a journey of destined self discovery!


Jivanbhai's saying regarding unqualified belief:

Do not be led astray by these shadus, shadvis, fakirs and fakes - can they really see Gods and Godesses ?  Bowing to these individuals encourages them further. 

Bow to your God or your diety - you cannot go wrong, even if you can't see them! 


Gadher Parivar / Gadher Community has moved on from ignorance to reality without loosing faith !