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From last 7 to 8 days, Saurashtra Gujarat is witnessing the divinity in their air. Today, on 21st January 2017, there is a grand installation of an idol of the Patel community, Maa Khodiyar. Also Khodaldham Kagvad becomes the first temple to hoist the national flag.
Khodaldham temple is situated in Kagvad village which is 60 Km far from Rajkot, Gujarat. Costed around Rs 60 Crore, Khodaldham temple foundation laid in 2012. Shree Khodaldham Trust is building the temple.
The organisers have formed a team of around 40,000 volunteers to manage the events. Today in early morning between 5:30 to 6:30 am, all 21 idols of Maa Khodiyar and other gods-goddesses are installed in the temple.
During the idol installation ceremony, 120 artists played the musical instruments which created the divine atmosphere. After this ceremony, 32 singers together sang goddess’ devotional songs
Then SKT hoisted 52-yard flag on the gold plated flagpole of the temple. The priest performed Aarti of goddess Khodiyar with 101 divas. Many political personalities visit the Kagvad temple and took blessings of goddess.
It is one of the largest comprehensive Hindu temples, measures 299 ft long, 253 ft wide and 135 ft high. In this magnificent temple, idols of Maa Khodiyar together with Maa Amba, Maa Bahuchar, Maa Verai, Maa Mahakali, Maa Annapurna, Maa Gautral, Maa Randal, Maa Butbhavani, Maa Brahamani, Maa Momai, Maa Chamunda, Maa Gel and Maa Shihori to put in and consecrate.
Political Personalities at Khodaldham-
Keshubhai Patel, Pravin Togadiya, Vitthal Radadiya, Jayesh Radadiya, Gordhan Jhadafiya, Jitubhai Vaghani, Praful Patel and other political people visited temple.
Khodaldham Temple Dimensions-
299 ft long, 253 ft wide and 135 ft high
Khodaldham Temple Kagvad Record-
1 Golden Book of world records
More than 20k bikes, 11000+ cars, 100 floats and 500+ utility vehicles
2 India book of records and Asia Book of Records
‘Khodal Rath’ travelled in 3521 villages of 435 talukas in just 1 and half year.
4 Guinness book of world records
1008 Yagna Kund.
Together 3.5 lakh people sang National Anthem.
Photo Courtesy- Shree Khodaldham Trust
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