Sri Khodiyar Mata Ji Jayanti is the birth anniversary and is observed on the eighth day (Ashtami) during the waxing phase of the moon in the month of Magh. Goddess Khodiyar Mata Jayanti 2017 date is February 4. This day is celebrated in the western part of India, generally in Gujarat. It is believed that this Hindu Goddess appeared on the Magh Shukla Ashtami day.
The other names of Khodiyar Mata are – Janbai Khodal Trishuldhari Tataniya DharaDhara
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. The best time to worship Goddess Khodiyar Mata is 4th February 2017, Saturday, Mangalvaara.
Some Popular Temple of Khodiyar Mata:
Matel khodiyar Mandir, Rajkot
Galdhara Khodiyar Temple, Aiyavej
History and Legends of Khodiyar Mata
According to the history, it is believed that Mamaniya Gadhvi, who was a scholar and friend of the king, was dishonoured by the queen and soldiers as he did not have any children. Mamaniya worshipped to Lord ShivaShiva
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for a child. One day Lord Shiva appeared before him and took him to the world of Nagas (Snakes). The Nagas accepted to help him. They asked him to prepared eight cradles. Mamaniya did as he was told. Soon a snake appeared on each of the cradles.
They took the shape of seven girl child and one male child. Goddess Khodiyar Mata is one of the children. She is believed to have performed numerous wonders to help her devotees. She is also the guardian goddess of some Hindu communities in the western part of India.
The popular shrines dedicated to Goddess Khodiyar are located at Rajpara, Matel, Galdhara and Aiyavej.