Monday, August 23, 2010

"Sant Shri Tulacharam Ji Maharaj"

Birth Date : September 3, 1952 (Vikram Samavat 2009 Bhadrapada Suklapaksa Chaturdashi - Wednesday)

Father : Shri Pratapsingh Ji Rajpurohit (Panchalod)

Mother : Shrimati Lahari Devi

Birth Place : Indrana Village,

Tehsil : Sivana, Badmer (Rajasthan State)

Vairagya : Since Childhood

Guru : Bramhalin Sant Shri 1008 Shri Khetaram Ji Maharaj

Chadar Festival : By Sant Shiromani Shri Atmanand Ji Maharaj, by the consent of Rajpurohit Samaj as

Gadipati of Brahmavatar Sant Shri 1008 Khetaram Ji Maharaj.

Specialty : Ghor Tapaswi

Gadipadi - Bramhadham Asotara - Samadhi of Sant Shri Khetaram Ji Maharaj (Vaikuntha Dham)

Developed the First Statue and laid foundation of Kheteshwar Vidyapith with all Vidhi's.

celebrating Sant Shri 1008 Kheteshwarji anniversary

Awarded Leading students of Rajpurohit Samaj.

Handling of Many Goushala.

Raksha Bandhan - bhai bahan ka pyar

jay shri ragunath ji ri saa

here i am attaching Few wallpapers related to rakhi / raksha bandhan

Monday, August 16, 2010

Asotra: Sant Khetaramji Kheteshwar Ji Maharaj

Asotra: Sant Khetaramji Kheteshwar Ji Maharaj

Asotra god brahma temple

Asotra god brahma temple / mandir nirman time photo

Asotra is the site of world's second Brahma Temple built by late Brahmarshi Sant Khetaram ji Maharaj. The first being Pushkar.

asotra location
Asotra is a village located in Barmer district of Rajasthan, near the city of Balotra which is at a distance of 10 km. Pachpadra is 17 km to the north, Umarlai is 17 km to the north-east and Meli is 18 km to the east of Asotra. Balotra Junction Railway Station is the nearest railhead. Jodhpur Airport at a distance of 100 km, serves Asotra.

The brahma Temple asotra
Lord Brahma is the prominent lord god of the Hindu triad. The other two are Vishnu and Mahesh. Brahma is the lord of creation. There is one temple of Brahma at Pushkar. The other is here. The yellow (golden stone) of Jaisalmer has been used in the construction of main entrance hall. The rest of the temple is made of Jodhpur Stone (Chhitar Stone). The idol of Shri Brahma ji is made of Marble. The carving work however is unique. The foundation of the temple was laid on 20th April 1961 but the deity was enthroned on 6th May 1984. The chief deity is lord Brahma, his consort Gayatri's idol is also by the side of the chief deity. The idol is indeed unique piece of sculptural elegance. There are idols of various vedic sages Maharishi Uddalak, Maharishi Vashishta, Maharishi Kashyap, Maharishi Gautam, Maharishi Pippalada, Maharishi Parashara and Maharishi Bhardwaj. Rajpurohit brahmins trace their vedic lineage from these sages. The temple has been built mainly by the Rajpurohit community. A big condoned off place is there for birds to pick up grain. Every day 200 Kilogram of grain is fed to birds. The vast lodge can house hundreds of visitors in its 102 rooms and 11 halls. Charges are very nominal. The present Mahant (Manager priest) Sant Tulsaram ji Maharaj is doing a commendable job in propagating the message of love and peace along with heading various programs for social welfare. An education institution, in the name of Sant Khetaram ji Maharaj is being run. A higher secondary school is also proposed. Free charitable preparation of food is performed every day which is served to visitors and devotees much like the langar pratha common among Sikhs. A well managed kine house (gaushala) houses 350 cows. Gau-seva has as a prime importance in the vedic sanatana dharma.

Rajpurohit Sant Khetaramji/Kheteshwar ji Maharaj
Late Sant Khetaramji/Kheteshwar ji Maharaj was a true saint by means of dharma and karma. He was a divine soul who had followers cutting across all castes and creeds. He revitalized the importance of spiritual means to achieve self-realization and emphasizing humanity above all other man made barriers like casteism etc. The divine being laid down his fleshy tebernacle on May 6 1984 and left for heavenly abode after inaugurating the Lord Brahma Temple on May 5 1984 i.e. after establishing the idol of Brahmaji. His disciples and his community members- Rajpurohits overwhelmed with emotions then built a vast and beautiful temple dedicated to the late saint in the near vicinity of the Brahma mandir housing a lifesize idol of the saint. Makrana marble has been used for erecting the cenotaph of Sant Shri Kheteshwar ji Maharaj.

The place has now developed as a major tourist attraction of the region pulling thousands of tourists and devotees each year. Every year on 5th day of the bright half of Vaisakh month (May) the Pran-Prathishta ceremony is commemorated. On the next day, the death anniversary of Sant Kheteshwar ji Maharaj (the founder of the temple) is observed. Other major festivals celebrated here are - Mahashivratri and Guru Poornima.

sant shri aatmaram ji

sant shri aatmaram ji

Sunday, August 15, 2010

राजपुरोहित गोत्र मुन्था

Rajpurohit gotra muntha, / mutha jagiri lands,

In current time Mutha's are an affluent Gotra among Rajpurohits in Rajasthan and their lineage is drawn from Shri Somoji. There are five villages of Muthas: namely Rungari, Pilowani, Vanadar, Ghenari and Shivtalav.Rungari is the oldest village among all five villages and persons of all four villages respects Rungari as big brother,and Shivtalav is at a distance whereas rest four villages share boundaries. These four villages are collectively called Shon/Sansan ( non ruled villages freedom from tax, tax free villages) , which means affluent and ruling class. Rohini Maata is kuldevi of mutha, the temple of Rohini Maata is located in Vandar, From year2009 new construction for RohiniMaata temple started and it may be possible to complete in year 2011.The Maataji temple development started with support of all Rajpurohit from Vandar. Muthas lay great emphasis on education and as a result, there are quite a many doctors and engineers (with a few students from Indian Institute of Technology(IIT)). Many of them are into Rajasthan Administrative Service(RAS) and in various government departments. Few have settled in metros and outside India, still all keep in touch and visit their villages quite often. There is a close bounding in Muthas- in fact, They come to their villages from all over to celebrate Holi festival which lasts for a week at these places. Muthas are known in business as well. Woman literacy is very high in this "Gotra" and there are graduates and postgraduates from villages. Locality of these villages is almost same e.g. all villages are situated on the bank of river Sumeri/Bandi at the heart of Aravali Mountain. All villages have similar entrance via 'Perole' means Huge Gate single entrance,and have the temple of Charbhujanath, all villages have large Banyan trees in "akhriya" which give cool shadow to villagers, similar well called "ponaga" and water tank for supply of pure drinking water.

Rajpurohit gotra sevad, sevad jagirdar

Rajpurohit gotra sevad

Sevad is one of the major subcaste/gotra of Rajpurohits which envelops about 40 percent of Rajpurohit community. They are Rajpurohits of Rathores and were given Jagirs all over the Rathori States (Marwar, Bikaner, Kishangarh, Idar {Himmatnagar}, Ratlam, kushlghar, Jhabua, Sailan, Sitamau, Alirajpur. Their Gotra is Bhardwaj and Kuldevi is Nagnechay and var devi is Bishasthmata.

It is said that their ancestor Rajpurohit Devpal Dev came to the region of Marwar with Rao Sheoji Rathore from Kannauj. A family known to us as the "Gahadvala" dynasty ruled Kannauj; their best-known dynast was Raja Jaichand, their last king. The Gahadvalas were displaced from Kannauj by the invasion, in 1194 CE, of Muhammad of Ghor.It is said that Rao Sheoji, a surviving grandson of Jaichand, on pilgrimage to Dwarika along with Rajpurohit Devpal Dev around 1272 samvatsari, met a few Paliwal Brahmins at Pushkar. Pali was a flourishing and prosperous trade center en route Persia, central Asia and Middle-East and beyond. It was governed by local brahmins. The Brahmins requested Rao Sheoji to come to Pali and help them get rid of local tribal people and marauding bands, who were harassing and looting them time to time. Rao Sheoji and his fellow men defeated tribal chiefs first and eventually succeeded in conquering Pali from the brahmins as well. This was the first conquest of Rathores in present day Marwar and paved the way for building up of Rathori Raj. Then they expanded to khed near today's Balotra and slowly with time conquered Malani region from local Rajput clans.

Rajpurohit Devpal Dev was given many villages as jagir. The service lent by Rajpurohits to the state was rewarded with more jagiri lands by Rathore kingdom during the course of time.

Main Jagiri villages or Thikana of Sevad rajpurohits are :, Kanodia Purohitan, Dhandhora,Bawri Kalan, Bawri Khurd (Phalodi),Barakhuard purohitan (JODHPUR) ,Bikarlai, Desalsar , kolasar (churu) Kalyanpura(Churu)badabas(osian) Thob(Osian), Barli, Tinwari, Khichan, Kharabera Purohitan, Mehri Purohitan(Sardarshahar), Heyadesar (Nokha), Kisnasar (Nokha), Rasisar (Bikaner), Mohrai, Tunkaliya, Jatiawas, Ghevda, Ghantiyala, Chavandia, Bhavanda, Dhurasni, (Nagaur), Talkia, Rupawas, Chadwas, Dodu (Nagaur), Toliyasar,Dheerdesar Purohitan(Bikaner), Adsar, Kotri Purohitan, Borawar, Kuchaman, (Panchdoliya) which is known as best village for worshiping their kuldevi Nagnechay were every year navrathri function is carried out with full of enthuthisium to see the function and get blessing of maa Nagnechay many people come from different cities to attend the function of maa Nagnechay the people of this village are very patriotic for the sake of their kuldevi, Pachava, Maroot, Purohiton Ka Bass, surayata e, Rajiyasar (ganga nagar), Bhatnokha (Nagour), Narwa purohitan(khinwasar)