Khodaldham Temple, Rajkot – overview
Khodaldham is the temple of Leuva Patel Kuldevi Shri Khodiyar Mataji. Khodaldham is located near Kagwad village in Jetpur taluka of Rajkot district of Gujarat, India. All around proud, glorious and delightful Khodaldham Temple is extraordinary and first of its kind.
Spread over a tremendous area, playing the role of hubs and elements of various exercises in guiding and furthering the local community. It is one of the largest far-reaching Hindu temples, measuring 299 feet long, 253 feet wide and 135 feet high, covering a vast area.
This lofty shrine houses the icons of Maa Khodiyar, Maa Amba, Maa Bahuchar, Maa Verai, Maa Mahakali, Maa Annapurna, Maa Gautral, Maa Randal, Maa Batbhavani, Maa Brahmani, Maa Momai, Maa Chamunda, and Maa Shihori.
History of this Temple
Dedicated to Maa Khodiyar, the foundation stone of Khodaldham Temple was laid in the year 2012 and was thrown open to the public in 2017. Built by the Shree Khodaldham Trust of the Leuva Patel community, the Shree Khodaldham Temple is one of the largest comprehensive Hindu temples, measuring 299. Feet long and 135 feet high.
Trust which built Khodaldham Temple saw many places to build Khodal’s temple. Also seen near Kagwad town between Rajkot and Jetpur. This land seemed as suitable as possible. Since the most notable levies in Saurashtra are the Patels, this was the central part of Saurashtra. On the other hand, since the Bhadar River was near the water, there was plenty of water available and 100 square of land could be found at the same time, so a temple of Maa Kodal close to Kagvad town was chosen to assemble.
The construction of the Khodaldham temple, representing the solidarity of the entire Leuva Patel community, came to Nareshbhai Patel in 2002. When Nareshbhai Patel’s Shivotri Wadi was sitting for five or six companions, Nareshbhai Patel turned attention to the companions and said that a prominent Leva Patel Samaj, a particularly extraordinary force, the general public disintegrated.
Khodaldham Temple Timings
This temple opens at 6:00 am in the morning and close at 9:00pm in the evening.
|Monday||5:45 am–9 pm|
|Tuesday||5:45 am–9 pm|
|Wednesday||5:45 am–9 pm|
|Thursday||5:45 am–9 pm|
|Friday||5:45 am–9 pm|
|Saturday||5:45 am–9 pm|
|Sunday||5:45 am–9 pm|
Place to visit near Khodaldham Temple
Marine National Park
Marine National Park is the first such park of its kind located in Gujarat. This National Park is one of the best places to visit in Gujarat. Marine National Park is spread over 458 sq km and is a major tourist attraction in the state of Gujarat.
In this national park, tourists can see wild animals like jackal, jungle cat, green sea turtle, imperial eagle, flamingo and many more. This park is like a paradise for bird watchers. More than 30 types of migratory birds can also be seen here.
Junagadh is one of the major tourist destinations in the state of Gujarat. Being the princely capital of the state, it is home to many historical monuments. Junagadh is located very close to the Girnar Hills and the world famous Gir National Park. Tourists traveling to Junagadh can visit tourist places like Sakkabagh Zoo, Wildlife Museum, Mohabbat Tomb, Uparkot Fort, Girnar Hills, Gir National Park.
Saputara, situated in the Western Ghats, is a quaint little hill station in the Dang district of Gujarat. Which attracts people with its beautiful green forests, mountains and waterfalls. Saputara is the most preferred tourist destination of the city. The place is situated at an altitude of 875 meters above sea level and is a paradise for eco-lovers, wildlife enthusiasts and adventure sports enthusiasts. It is situated at a distance of two hundred and fifty kms from Mumbai in Dang district.
How to reach this Temple
By Road- This temple is 7 km from Virpur, 47 km from Junagadh and 67 km from Rajkot and buses from these places are easily available to reach this temple.
By Train- The nearest railway stations from Khodaldham Temple are Virpur and Jetpur railway station. From here you can easily reach this temple by taking local taxi or auto.
By Air- The nearest airport from Khodaldham Temple is Rajkot Airport which is at a distance of 65 km from this temple. From here also you can easily reach this temple by using local taxi or auto.
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