Our Historical Places

PUNIYAD :
This holy place is situated on the bank of river Rangai in Baroda District. Sadguru Shree Jivanjimaharaj was migrated to Puniyad from Sahapura and spent last days of his life here. His funeral was performed here and that holy place is known as "WADI", where Sadguru Shree Jivanjimaharaj used and scriptures he wrote are preserved here with the great honour. Still their heirs are staying here and serving the Uda Society very gently. 

SHAHAPURA :
This holy place is situated on the bank of river Thathar in Baroda District,. ofcourse the village is very small but it is very beautiful. This place was the most favourite place of Shri Jivanji Maharaj. He passed the major part of his life here. Before meeting Guru Gopaldas he meet SAINT Gopaldas here. Both of their hearts were deeply tuned, though he decided to stay here. Hence he returned here in the year 1632 with some disciples like SHISHYA Gopaldas, Santdas, Kalyandas, Narandas khatri etc. In the same year on the day of Sharad Poonam he established (formed) Uda Bhakta Ramkabir tradition though this village keep great importance for us. Finally he left Shahapura about with two year 1672 and outraged to Puniyad.

CHORANDA :
This place is a native place of GURU Gopaldas, the Guru of Shri Jivanjimaharaj. Here in the year of 1627 on the day of Sharad Poonam he join the Namdev Kabir tradition and accepted the sermon of sadguru shree Kabirji from GURU Gopaldas. Unfortunately nothing is preserved about his heritage.

MOTA SANJA :
This place is situated on the bank of river Narmada near Zadheswar in Bharuch District. Here Shri Gyaniji lived. Indeed he was highly knowledgable as per his name. Along with Spiritual & religious knowledge he also achieved Ayurveda. He had care and cure many sufferer from various diseases. He is the founder of the 'Kabirvad' the famous place of Gujarat. There is a Throne of Shri Gyanji which is used by his heir. Performing Meditation his great soul has left from body here today there is a Tulsi Kyaro. There was a Neem tree in the Gyaniji Courtyard. By compassion of Gyanji that neem was converted into sweet-neem from bitter-neem. Even today it is existed and the Taste of its leaves is sweet instead of bitter.

PATAN :
Sadguru Shree Kabirji other disciple was shri Padmanabhji belongs to potter family lived here. These place is known as "Padamwadi". It is one of the best pleasing and viewing place with devotion. Adyaruji (Dhanraj Pandya) was the disciple of Padmanabhji wrote many spiritual poems here only. These poem are sung by entire Uda Bhakta Society during various occasion, and it is also accepted as a daily prayer. A religious fair is organized every year in "Padamwadi" on kartak vada 5 (Pancham)

BORBAAR :
This place is situated near Dabhoi where the preceptor brother of Jivanjimaharaj, Shri Anantdasji lived. He was very Genius and poet. His poems are known as the Parchari which are included in Uda Dharma Pancharatna Mala. Now there is a small temple of Ranchodji cared by their heirs.

SOKHADA :
This place is situated in Baroda District where another preceptor brother of Shri Jivanji, Shri Jagaji lived. He was Genius and wrote some poems. No here is existed hence a trust is managing this place. They have published the literature written by Jagaji Maharaj.

KANDARI :
This place is situated in Baroda District where another preceptor brother of Shri Jivanji Maharaj Shri Pandyaji lived. Now there is a chaturbhey temple here owned by their heir. There is a abounded Tulsikyaro out of village where Pandyaji's funeral was performed.

GAHEJ-GORIYAD :
This place is situated near Padra in Baroda District. Jivanji at the age of 11 year in early childhood asceticised from some vedanti but later he repented and left asceticism. He must have some sentiments with this village because when he founded Uda Bhakta Ramkabir tradition some families had join it. Those are known as Goriyada.

SURAT :
Vasantdasji (Narandas) the elder son of Shri Jivanjimaharaj in association with Shri Keshavdas Zadheswaria moved here to Surat by order of Shri Jivanjimaharaj. He established a throne and developed the Uda Bhakta Ramkabir tradition. Today there is a beautiful Throne temple in Khangad Sheri Surat. After death of Shri Dayaramji there is a no priest there but a group of Trustees and leader manager a well organized trust and entire society in every manner. Inspite of lacking an efficient priest they really are doing a inspirable job of uniting whole society and sticking to only 1) RAMKABIR and 2) BHAKTA Surname. The whole Surat Bhakta Society are deserve to be honour. We are proud of our tradition and heritage maintained fantastic.

DARAPURA :
This place is native of Shri Nama Parekh. In the time of Shri Dwarkadas maharaj (the grand son of Shri Jivanjimaharag) Nama Parekh impressed and join the uda tradition, but later due to some conflict prejudicially he established separate Throne which continued till forth generation hater that throne was shifted to Hathipole Baroda and finally shifted to Wadi vayadapole, Baroda. Today it is managed by local resident family. Today there is nothing remain as a memory except an abandoned tulsikyara. Nana Parekh was a Genius as well as a great poet. His creation is preserved at Ramkabir Pustakalaya Puniyad.

BODELI :
This is the place where the Throne of Shahapura was migrated. In the time of Vitthaldasji and Vasantdasji. (The heir of Jivanji Maharaj) a very complicated conflict was arise. This conflict was between the arbitrators body of Uda Bhakta society and respected mother phoolbaa regarding the inheritable right of throne. Atlast Phoolbaa went shahapura with his elder son Vitthaldasji and established a separate throne. There were some land and house of Shri Jivanjimaharaj in Shahapura Since he was sentimentally attached with this place later they shifted it to the opposite bank of river in village Hansapura. Due to some harassment they sold out everything and immigrated to Bodeli and shifted throne there, Bapalal Maharaj was the last priest of Shahapura Bodeli Throne, Next Generations was not interested in priest-ship and this throne is converted into trust of Shree Jivanji Maharaj ni Gadi trust Bodeli Today a well organised body of Trustees and leader are managing and developing it tremendously. They celebrate all traditional social and Religious event they have made a beautiful marriagement campus called "Bhaktawadi" and running an educational encouraging activity (for more detail see organisation)

AAGLOD :
This place belongs to Shri "Krishnadas Maharaj". He was one of the topmost disciple of Shri Jivanjimaharaj. By birth he was Brahmin and following the strict brahminion. He was in search of devotion this curiosity leads him to Puniyad where in the way we meet Narandas Khati. During debate he requested Narandas to accept himself as a disciple. Narandas took him to Jivanji Maharaj and become Uda Vaishnav Bhakta by throwing his Brahmanism. He want back to Aaglod and established a branch Throne of Puniyad and spread and develop the philosophy of RAMKABIR tradition. He is the real creditor of forming Uda Society in Kantha District. Later his heir have shifted the throne to Sadarpur. Today there is an abounded house in Aaglod.

DHANORA :
This place is belongs to Harmabaa. Due to terrible famine in Gujarat in the year 1631 Guru Gopaldasji order to Jivandasji Maharaj and his preceptor brother Pandyaji to go for a pilgrim. Jivanji and Pandyaji were on the way to Chovanda to join Guru Gopaldas. In afternoon they halt Dhanora to came their linels and rest. There they had some philosophical & spiritual discussion with some leaders. All were highly impressed. Among of them are person called Haridas request Jivanji for compassion on his disabled daughter. Later with consent Guruji Jivanji accept Harmabaa. Since they were going to pilgrime he told him to take care on behalf of and went on. They started for Marwad on the day of Dassehera in the year 1631. As mentioned earlier it is native of Harmabaa Today's Totormata's Bhakta families are belongs of Dhanora earlier. They migrated because of conjunction of place and for better agricultural prospect