We have seen in last part how Lord Krishna Idol got identified as RANCHOD MATA by local adivasis, now in this post we will see what happened to the Idol after almost V.S 1500.
India has a history of Sadhu-Mahatma’s who has changed the entire picture in past. Those Sadhu’s who are really able to do the things, never said that in public, and tells in public are mostly fraud. There are so many examples currently. But during that days it was tradition that Sadhu’s were keep changing their locations to spread Dharma more and more. One such very able Sadhu with his mandali came to Dakor for short stay. Name is not available of that Mahatma, but he identified that this idol which was lying in mud is not normal one, he had seen God Vishnu in that Idol.
He immediately shifted that Idol to the opposite ground where current temple has been built up, clean the surrounding and made one small hut kind of temple. There were instances where Adivasis, which were doing puja and Vadh for almost 200 years, comes there for Bali (cutting goats), but this Mahatma and his team make them runaway. By this way he had stopped worshipping of Ranchod Mata and started worshipping him Daily as “Ranchod Rayji Bhagwan”.
He had set tradition for daily pooja and some others. He and his followers had continued this kind of tradition and pooja till next 200-250 years. Now comes 1750 portion, where one more twist is awaiting for this idol.
We will talk about the same in next post, but till then go through tips and make sure that you will be there and do all the things mentioned in tips.
Tip1 : Whenever you go to Dakor, don’t forgot to do the Pradakshina, and don’t miss the Kesar milk and other items which are sold or given as the prasad backside the temple in the pradakshina route. Specially don’t miss Kesar Dudh.
Tip2 : don’t forget to visit Lakshmiji Temple and Dunknath Mahadev Temple as these both are associated with Journy of Lord Krishna during 1212 to 1828. Also go to the Footsteps temple which is actually in the Gomti lake (there is small bridge over there). If you are lucky you will see very giant turtle (almost 4-5ft long ) in the lake.
Tip3 : Don’t miss “ Vatidal na Khaman” made by one deaf and dumb guy located near “Kanku Darwaja” and “Chetan’s Gota” located in “Vada Bajar” area. Both are nearby to the temple. and both are famous one, you can ask any shopkeeper there.
Tip4 : During Diwali time perioed, it is really nice to be there in Dakor. The Atmosphere is really astonishing , people across dakor walking here and there in every temples. Lakshmiji temple, Hanumanji temple located opposite to Gomti Lake, Kuleshwari Mata temple and many more. Everyone dressed in new cloths, shaking hands with each other. It was so good that I love to be there.