BHADRAN – THE BEGINNING:
Years ago in Padampur, nearly two kilometers away from Bhadran town, there used to live two very strong brothers named Bhadrasur and Aghasur. The majority of the people here were very cruel and they defeated Devas with a power graced by Mahadevji. Agonized Devas prayed to the mighty goddess Uma and two Shakties named Bhadrakali and Ambaji were created.
Bhadrakali and Ambaji killed Bhdrasur and Aghasur respectively so Devas established temples of both Matajis near Bhadrapur, what is today known as BHADRAN.
BHADRAN OUR FAMILY TREE: THE FORMATION OF THE KHADKIS (MOTI & NANI)
According to the data in the family tree of the Patel’s of Chh Gam, the details of Bhadran state that two brothers named Kalidas ans Ananda left a place called Akkalav and came to settle in Bhadran in Samvat 1415 (1357 AD) as land was ample. The full details of Kalidas are not known, but the details from the brother are Ananda Patel are available (see below for the family tree).As per copies and information handed down by families and older documents provided by and within Bhadran’s extended world wide community. we thank you individuals keeping records and providing corrections and copies such interesting and valuable of information.
he above family tree shows the details of all the descendants from Ananda Patel, right down to the formation of Bhadran’s two Khadies. The Four brothers who were the 11th generation of Ananda Patel formed these Khadies. The eldest and the second eldest named Revandas and Dhanjibhai respectively formed and settled in an area known as “Moti Khadki”. The Third eldest and youngest brother named Harkhjibhai and Manjibhai, settled in an area known as “Nani Khadki”.
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BHADRAN: “THE PARIS OF CHAROTAR”
During the rule of Maharaja Savajirao Gayakwad (1875 to1939) Bhadran was proudly known as the “PARIS OF CHAROTAR”. This was because our town compared to all the others in the region was (and still is) the most advance, in terms of academic facilities and achievements, social and religious facilities, administrative development and most of all general infrastructure, with the first underground drainage and water works systems.
BHADRAN’S KUL DEVI: JAY SHREE BHADRAKALI MAA
Various forms of local goddesses are worshiped throughout the Indian subcontinent and our very own Chh Gams are no exceptions. Various forms of Mataji associated with a particular village, town or locally are respected in different ways i.e. by a statue, a rock, a pile of stones, a stick, a sprout in a pot (Jawara), or in the form of a pot filled with water or grains. Sometimes the village goddesses have a myth about how they came to be in that particular location.
The various Chh Gams all worship different forms of Mataji as thior Kul Devi. It seems that the oringional person who founded the village or town either bought the Kul Devi with them or adopted a local tradition to worship the local Kul Devi as their family Goddess.
Bhadran was named and founded because of a Bhadrakali Temple nearby and gradually the town was built up around this temple and the goddess became the local Kul Devi and was worshiped as the family goddess by each family.