Gujarati Goddess Names

Gujarat – The Land of the Legends, stands bordered by Pakistan and Rajasthan in the north east, Madhya Pradesh in the east, and Maharashtra and the Union territories of Diu, Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli in the south. The Arabian Sea borders the state both to the west and the south west.

The State took its name from the Gujjars, who ruled the area during the 700’s and 800’s. During the 900’s the Solanki Dynasty came to power and Gujarat reached its greatest extent.

Rock Inscriptions in the Girnar Hills show that the Maurya Emperor Ashoka, extended his domain into Gujarat in about 250 BC. With its fall, the control of the region came under the Sakas or Scythians.

Gujarat was divided into princely states. After the Indian Independence in 1947, all of Gujarat except Saurashtra and Kutchh became part of Bombay State until May 1, 1960, when the Government split Bombay state into the States of Maharashtra and Gujarat.  

Ahmedabad became the chief city of the new State and housed the State Government Offices. They remained there until they were transferred to Gandhinagar in 1970.

In Gujarat, where hills, small hillocks are situated, there religious places of gods and goddesses are also situated. In the south of Abu, goddess Ambika Mata is believed to stay and Kalika Mata in Pavagadh. Names of Gujarat’s major goddesses are as follows-   

● Maa Ambaji

● Bahuchara Mata 

● Chamunda Maa

● Dashama Dasha Maa Mata

● Hadkay Kadkai Maa Mata

● Hinglaj Maa

● Jai Shree Vihat Maa Mata

● Jivantika Mata  

● Khodiyar Maa 

● Maa Bhagwati Randal 

● Meldi Chamunda Khodiyaar

● Meldi Maa

● Minavada Dasha Maa

● Mogal Maa  

● Momai Mataji

● Phool Jogani Mata

● Shree Gel Mataji

● Vahanvati Mata (Sikotar Maa)

● Verai Mata