Harshidhhi Mata Temple, Ujjain

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Harsiddhi / Hara siddhi / Mangala chandi is one of the fifty Shakti peethas. Events: Every year in the month of Ashviyja(October) Navaratri festival will be conducted in Harsiddhi temple. Puja: Mangala chandi mantra japa. Harsidhhi is a regional Hindu goddess, popular in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, adjoining Maharashtra states of India. Nearest Bus station: Ujjain. Nearest Railway station: Ujjain. Nearest Airport: Ujjain About Temple: Harshidhhi Mata Temple also known as Harshal Mata Temple located at Gondhavi village, some 30 km away from Porbandar en route to Dwarka. The main temple was originally located on a hilltop facing the sea. It is said Krishna had worshiped her during his lifetime and has since been living atop hill called Koyla Dungar. The original temple atop the hill is said to have been built by Krishna himself. Krishna wanted to defeat the asuras and Jarasandha so he prayed to Amba Mata for power. With the blessings of the goddess, Krishna was able to defeat the Asuras. After this success, he built the temple. When Jarasandha was killed, all Yadavas over overjoyed (harshit) and they celebrated their success here. Hence the name Harshad Mata or Harsiddhi Mata. She has since been worshiped as kuldevi of Jadejas. Kuldevi She is worshiped as Kuldevi by many Kshatriya, Brahmin, Rajput and Vaishya communities. The Chandarana clan of Lohanas, Brahmakshatriyas, Harsana clan of Gurjars, many Jain castes as well Brahmins like Panchariya and many other communities also worship her as their Kuldevi. She is also religiously worshiped by fishermen and other sea-faring tribes and people of Gujarat as she is considered protector of ships at sea.

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