Padatharo is the one of the great revolutionary substitution of the temple, Mosque, Church or any worshiping monuments. Normally the cost of the construction for the any religious place ultimately is bear by the society, Even the wear and tear of the monument as well as the nourishment of the Sadhu, Sages, Mendicants or the Priest residing there are rely on common man of the society. In Uda society there is no such tradition of the direct indirect exploitation of the common ma.
Hence are forsighted Sadguru Shree Jivanji Marahaj has presented us the tradition of "PADATHARA". As per the sermon of Jivanji Maharaj at least one Padathara should be formed per village in case of big city It should be formed in zone. Normally an efficient person of respective village or zone are given responsibility to be a representative of that respective Padathara. This is a place mean the house (home) of that representative without any extra facility some social, cultural & religion occasions as like offering (presenting) a TULSIMALA (Kanthi) to a new born baby in the family of Uda Bhakts, simple celebration of occasion of our tradition in the gathering local resident (occasion like RAMNAVMI, JANAMASHTAMI SAMA PANCHAM etc.) every local family will bring prasad of "SUKHADI" (a sweet made of Wheat flour, Jaggery and Ghee). They sing some occasional spiritual poems. Finally the PRASAD of all Bhakta are mixed and distributed equally in all. The Padathara representative has to provide the place, carpet and water only. none else. There is no financial burden on him to perform the role of Padatharas Bhakta. But he is not called the Guru (Momentous) inspite of offering KANTHI and place for celebrating the event. He do all acts behalf of Sadguru Shri Kabirji. Even Sadguru Shree Jivanji Maharaj has not claim for these post. He address himself as a Vaishnav Jivandas and all disciple as the Baal Gopal (A Child Lord Krishna) mean their son & daughters.
(for more detail see Jivanji Maharaj and Bhakta Samaj - author Shri Kantikumar Bhatt)
Other social ceremonies like Baby shower, entering a new home (house) and any other custom performed after death of any person should be done very simply and without any interference of Brahmin. Normally the ceremonial spiritual poems sung by the Bhaktas in feeling of worship. There is no any other tradition of versatile customs of lighting the sacrificial fire and homage grain and any edible oil and no need to call the SATYANARAYAN tales. As per ancient scripture RigVeda there is no existence of such tradition but these were added later under the name of Purana hence Brahmin get more earning. The tale of Satyanarayan is absolutely bluff It has not relation with the truth.
Shree Jivanji Maharaj lived the long period of his life as a common man. He saw all Hypocrisy. He has not founded this UDA tradition in one or two days. He lived his life between the society, as and when he found the banding and binding by religious media he discover the best and logical alternative. These way after the longing chase these tradition have come in existence for the avoidance of the confliction among the disciple regarding social status and category he dissolve all his disciple into one identity of Uda Bhakta regardless of caste and creed. These is the history of the existence of our Uda Bhakts tradition.
The most important revolutionary reformation of our society is a great freedom of the women. Normally in India women is the symbol of exploitation. But Kabirji and Jivanji has the different views, so Kabirji says that
Mean to say that do not insult women by telling her the get away to hell. She is the mother of the great saints. She is like the mine of jewels of the great person in the world.
Shri Jivanji Maharaj added for above statement
This land is fulfilled by such women where the saint born even the forefathers will also fulfill in the heaven.
Women is never impure, in holly or untouchable. Why she is kept reach of the social & religious or spiritual events. The Hindu tradition has not given the rights to study Vedas. When she is menstrudate she is treated very badly like any thing. She is consider untouchable to worship the God even. On the day of Magsar Sood - 2 in Vikram Samvat 1737 Sadguru ShrI Jivanji Maharaj took a revolutionary step for the women of Uda Bhaktak society. He gave them freedom from all binding or boundary of their exploitation. He remove all obstruction between God and her women. He also establish the equality between man and woman for both social and religious. He suggest women to offer the Prasad of Sukhadi to God and worshiping on the day of Sama Pancham every year.
He also suggested the equal rights and duties for every one as like neglection of or the addiction of the narcotics. Social transaction (Give & take tradition) Dowry and anti Dowry as well as poor social customs and tradition.
The creanebtation custom and is one of the most unique tradition of Bhakta society. The dead body doesn't laid on funeral bed, it is positioned in posture of sitting. Instead of weeping, wailing, crying and screaming Shri Jivanji Maharaj suggested to sing some spiritual poems of Adharuji, it also help to reduce sorrow . Normally these are performed by the women sitting near the dead body while men outside the room of dead body perform OCCHAV KIRTAN from the Panchratna Mala. At the time of last voyage of dead body. In front of the men walked with Ochhachav behind the women also continue to sing spiritual poem. While giving fire all sing the poem VAANI as KADWAA. The Vani poem is sung in the occasion of offering KANATHI, MARRIAGE as well as in creamanation. The show that Joy and sorrow should consider equally in the life. One who born will die definitely then why to worry and be afraid.
Actually there is no tradition for women to wear dark shade clothes and white clothes for men. Like other caste and creed we don't believe in breast beating in mourning, bolding the head of man as well as of widow woman even we did not consider the dead body untouchable. The bath is performed to the dead body and make it ready with clean and good clothes for his last Voyage. The relatives, who attend the creamanation, garland the dead body and bow it because we did not believe in Ghost or in evil spirit. there is no fear of such logical belief. Thus Kabirji says
The both have dreamed such fear free and independent Uda Bhakta society