Bhadran

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Bhadran on District Map of Anand

Bhadran or Bhādran is a village in Anand district of Gujarat. Garasia and Patidar communities were the main population.

Location

Bhadran is located at 22° 21′ 33.48″ N, 72° 54′ 1.8″ E. Bhadran is historically important to the Charotar region and to Gujarat as a whole. Bhadran was said to be founded on Vikram Samvat 1232 (1176 AD) on Sunday the Sudi 11 (before full moon) of month of Vaishakh as Bhadrapur later known as Bhadrn. As time passed, today’s Bhadran was officially formed.

Mythology

Years ago in Padampur, nearly two kilometres 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. 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. In due course Padampur was destroyed. In Samvat 1232 (1176 AC) on Sunday the sudi 11(before full moon) of month Vaishakh Bhadrapur later known as Bhadrn and finally as the time passed, today's BHADRAN, was officially formed. Garasia and Patidar communities were the main population.

According to the Data in the Family Tree of the Patels of the seven towns, published in 1925 C.E., the first Patel, named Ananda, came from Anklav in Samvat 1415 and lived here.

Gradually his generations, as new Patel's used to live and settle with them. From the eleventh generation of four brothers, eldest and the second number named Revandas and Dhanjibhai respectively started to live in a section called Moti Khadki. Third and fourth numbers named Harkhjibhai and Manjibhai, in another section called Nani Khadki. Together with above, now, Bhadran is flourishing with the influx of all different communities with new Patels from different places.

Spiritiual Aspect

For religion, we have temples of every faith such as; Bhadrakali, Mahakali, Ambaji Khodiar, Chamunda, Gayatri, Khaldevi, Ranchhodrayji,Nilkanth Mahadev, Baliadev, Purushottam Bhagvan, Harkhaba's Vaishnav Mandir,Ramji Mandir,Masjid and Vadtal & Bochasanvasi Swaminarayan temples for men and women separately. Over and above there are ashrams of Shreemad Rajchndra, Shree Madhvanandji, Shree Muktanandji, Shree Kupanand Swami, Shree Shanti Ashram and Sthanakvasi Upashray.Here, people enjoy and celebrate every religious occasion. Bhadran is proud to be a holy town. Do you know the Patel families had given fifteen St. Jewels? They are no more in this world. Let us refresh the list:

  1. Khushalji
  2. Mithaji
  3. Ramji
  4. Lalluji
  5. Narottamji
  6. Purushottamji
  7. Zaverji
  8. Hathiji
  9. Natha Rakhji
 10. Mulji Rakhji
 11. Shankerji
 12. Parshottamji
 13. Ishwarlaji
 14. Bhanuchandraji

Who was the fifteenth? These days, you feel him in front of your eyes, on every wall in Bhadran -- Dada Bhagwan (Patel Ambalal), in the form of slogans of wisdom.


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