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Umiya Mata Temple in Unjha Gujarat

Here is Some Information about Umiya Mata Temple in Unjha Gujarat India.

Location:  Center of the Unjha city,Gujarat
Built in: 1200 year ago but renovate 1983
Built By: King Vrajpal Sinhji
Length: 120 feet, width: 120 feet
Height: 56 feet, a well in between
Dedicated to: Goddesh Umiya
Temple Timing: 6:30 Am to 9:30 Pm
Significance: Kadva Patel'kuldevi
Visiting Timing:30 Mins
Best time to Visit:All time
Contect No:   (02767) 245472, 247774
Nearest Railway Station:Unjha
Nearest Air Port: Ahmedabad

About Umiya Mata Temple 

Goddesh Umiya Temple is Located in Unjha city of center near ahmedabad mehasana in gujarat.This temple is Kadva patel's kuldevi dedicated to goddesh Umiya temple.It is about 1200 years old but it was rebuiltaround a century ago with the aid of the people living here. It has continued to shower blessings to the devotees till date, and it is firmly believed that Unjha isprosperous because of the blessings of Goddess Umiya. The most noticeable thing a person experiences when he is 1 mile away from Unjha is the fragrance of cumin seeds (Jeera). The whole atmosphere is filled with mild fragrance of cumin seeds, as it has the largest marketyard for selling the seed produce.Present Temple was made with the donation from each house Patidar group of people house in the vikram samvat 1943, and the year 1887 AD. The building of the holy place was begun by Shri Ram Chandra Mansukh lal and later than him by Shri Rav bhahdur Bechardas Lashkari.
In these activities, contribution was made by the government of Gaikwads and by Patdi Darbar as well. In the Vastupujan of the temple, the envoys of the Gaikwad were there and they presented precious clothes to the divinity.

The Dharamshala(Residencial) inside the temple

Built a Dharamshala, keeping 25 to 30 feet of space encircling the temple
The length of Dharamshala is 185 feet west to east
Northern width 160 feet
Southern width 148 feet
Expenditure: 17,538

There are 61 divisions of the Dharamshala, 3 palaces like main doors, four walls fortress like protection.
Pillars and the flooring have been done with stone-The terrace has been built strong and has got a balcony-four (ghumants) have been installed-towards the northern door a 22*11 feet small room has been provided that is used by the singers of the Mataji and for declarations of the Chaughadiyas.

Temple Archicture

Who made the first temple of Ma Umiya is not exactly recorded. According to the “Vahivancha Barots’ records, Lord Shiva established the temple of Ma Umiya at Unjha. After that King Vrajpal Sinhji, made the temple and did a big ‘Yagya’. After that King Avnipat, did the Pranpratistha of Ma Umiya and offered one lac twenty five thousand coconuts to the deity and also a well full of Ghee.
After that, the temple became old and in the vikram samvat 1122/24, the Vegda Gami of Gami Sakh, made the temple of Ma Umiya. The current temple of Ma Umiya was located at the place of ‘Sheshshayi Bhagwan’ of the Mollot village. In the vikram samvat 1356, this temple was demolished by Ullugh Khan, the commander of the Sultan of Delhi, Allauddin Khailji. Where today, the ‘Gokh’ of the Mollot’s ‘Mota Madh’ stands, there the statue of the deity was kept. And because the temple of the Mata ji was there, the “Palli”, of Mataji, on every Jeth Sud, the grains were offered and distributed to determine the auspicious time. In the 18th and the 19th century, during the English rule, there was peace. The temple of Mataji with limestone and bricks was laid at the current place, though who did the same and when is not established. The fort of the temple was made in the vikram samvat 1873 to 1879.

Instead of the Bricks and Limestone temple of Ma Umiya, the new stone temple was built in the year 1887. Shri Ramchandra Mansukhlal called for the meetings of the leaders of the Kadva patidar community at different places and collected the fund of Rs. 100,000/- for the same. And he got the new stone temple built from vikram samvat 1921 to 1856. After that, to complete the unfinished work, the Raibhadur Bechardas Ambadas lashkari called for the meeting of 400 well known Kadva patidar community members and collected the necessary funds on 18-01-1883 at his own place and under his leadership, a Panch was formed to take care of the further temple construction activities that included the famous patidars from Unjha, Kadi, Chanasma, Mehsana, Sardhav, Langhanaj, Rupal and pilodara. The Gaikwad Shree also sent Rs. 15000/- towards the fund.On 25-01-1884, iit was decided by the Panchs to ask for one rupee from each kadva patidar home for the fund. From the money so collected, the unfinished work of the temple was started afresh.The construction of the temple was completed on vikram samvat 1943 and on 06-02-1887, the Vastu poojan was done. The temple gates were opened. The Gaikwad’s presented a costly dress as the offering to the deity. BEchardas Lashkari also offered a ‘shawl’, a Joto’ and a ‘Pagdi’. At that time, Shri Nagardas Ugardas Patel-Mollot and shri Kushaldas Kishordas patel- Rusat took the pledge of offering the gold ‘shikhar’ worth rs. 2000/-
The architectural plans of the mansarovar are kept at the temple
The temple building came into the existence on the 02-05-1931, vikram samvat 1987 and in the year 1952, the trust was registered at Mehsana with the registration no. A/943.
The main architects of the temple from year 1931 to 1956 were as under
The President- Shri Durgaprasad Shambhu Prasad Lashkari-Ahmedabad
The Vice President- Shri Lal Sinhji Rai Sinhji Desai-Patdi
The Minister- Shri Nandlal Mancharam patel-Ahmedabad
After that this committee helped in the construction of the shops, rest houses, power house, small ‘dharamshala’, tower, committee hall etc from the year 1971-72.

How to Reach Umiya Mata Temple 

By Air:Fly from Mumbai to Ahmedabad. From thereon, reach Unjha by bus or train.Fly from Delhi to Ahmedabad. From thereon, reach Unjha by bus or train.

By Rail:En route Ahmedabad to delhi, via Kalol & Mehasana, reach Unjha.From Mumbai, reach Ahmedabad & then en route to Delhi, reach Unjha.From Delhi, via Rewadi, Ajmer & Marwad, reach Unjha.

By Road:Reach Unjha via Mehasana from Ahmedabad through state Highway no. 41

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