Bhadran Gam Patel-Patidar Samaj
Town BHADRAN is situated on the 22*.2’ north Latitude and 72*.54’east Longitude. It is under Anand District in Taluka Borsad. The area is approximately over two square kilometres with a population nearly 10,000, mainly of Patel's and Kshatriyas with some other casts.
In 1796 A.D. Narsingbhai Patel settled in a town called Bhadran near the Bhadrakali Mata Temple. The town was originally named Bhadrapur. Years ago in Padampur, nearly two kilometres away from Bhadran town, there used to live two very strong brothers named Bhadrasur and Aghasur. The majority of the people here were very cruel. They defeated Devas with a power graced by Mahadevji. Agonized Devas prayed to the mighty goddess Uma and two Shakties named Bhadrakali and Ambaji, were created.
Bhadrakali and Ambaji killed Bhdrasur and Aghasur respectively so Devas established temples of both Matajis. In due course Padampur was destroyed.
In Samvat 1232 (1176 AC) on Sunday the sudi 11(before full moon) of month Vaishakh Bhadrapur later known as Bhadrn and finally as the time passed, today's BHADRAN, was officially formed. Garasia and Patidar communities were the main population.
According to the Data in the Family Tree of the Patels of the seven towns, published in 1925 C.E., the first Patel, named Ananda, came from Anklav in Samvat 1415 and lived here.
Gradually his generations, as new Patel's used to live and settle with them. From the eleventh generation of four brothers, eldest and the second number named Revandas and Dhanjibhai respectively started to live in a section called Moti Khadki. Third and fourth numbers named Harkhjibhai and Manjibhai, in another section called Nani Khadki. Together with above, now, Bhadran is flourishing with the influx of all different communities with new Patels from different places.
Education in Bhadran
Bhadran has all types of facilities for education from kindergarten to graduations; Boys and Girls separate schools at primary level, Tulsibhai Bakorbhai Amin High School, Science and Commerce College, Computer Centre, English Medium School from Nursery to H.S.C. classes, Gymnasium Centre and Jethabhai Narayanbhai Patel’s , Shambhuprasad Boarding House for students from out of town. In addition, we have Kankuba Women Library with Industrial training Centre for women, Maganbhai Kashibhai Patel Public Library, M.D. Khhakhhar Children Library. All different establishments are well managed by Pragati Mandal , Mitra Mandal Nagarik Mandal etc.
Bhadran: Paris of Vadodara
Before Independence, due to advancements in all aspects, Bhadran was known as the Paris of Vadodara State under the rule of Maharaja Sayajirao Gayakwad. In those days, we had water supply system, Gayakwad Narrow Gauge Railway used to start from here to Vaso, the same huge Town Hall surrounded by beautiful garden now occupied by Gram Panchayat, on the bank of a huge pond. We were lucky to have drainage system first when most of the other towns had no dream that such a thing ever existed. People from all over the surrounding areas used to get treatment in the State run hospital. This is now run by Bhadran Mitramandal (Mumbai Sanchalit) and has been transformed into a small but ideal hospital and is in the process of expansion to offer all possible types of specialized services within the capacity of available funds from the DONORS, and for organizing this system the real credit goes to late Dr. Jamanadas Patel. We have a Veterinary Hospital for animals too
Mandir(Temple) in Bhadran
For religion, we have temples of every faith such as; Bhdrakali,Mahakali, Ambaji Khodiar, Chamunda, Gayatri, Khaldevi, Ranchhodrayji,Nilkanth Mahadev, Baliadev, Purushottam Bhagvan, Harkhaba’s Vaishnav Mandir,Ramji Mandir,Vadtal and Bochasanvasi Swaminarayan temples for men and women separately. Over and above there are ashrams of Shreemad Rajchndra, Shree Madhvanandji, Shree Muktanandji, Shree Kupanand Swami, Shree Shanti Ashram and Sthanakvasi Upashray.Here, people enjoy and celebrate every religious occasion
Places for social activities there are Guest House, Rest House, Nani Khadki Dharmshala, Brahman Vadi, Shree Bhadrakali Mataji’s Vadi, and Central Hall in Town Hall and Shree Annkshetra.
Banking and customer services are offered at Bank of Baroda, Dena Bank, Peoples Co-op Bank, Mercantile Co-op Bank Kheda-Jilla Madhyasth Co-op Bank, Post Office, Landing and customer Co-op, and at societies as, Seva Co-op, and Milk Producers’ Co-op.
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