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                Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh created Brahmins who were master in Vedas. So that they can turn Dharmaranya in a centre of veda sanshkriti. The lords asked to Vishwakarma to build houses forts and temples reside for the Brahmins. Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh created six thousand Brahmins each. They also gave them gotras and gotrasdevi. According to historians the people created by vishnu were sober and honest nature, the people created by Brahma were of rajas nature and people created by Shiva were of angry nature.

                 Brahmin could consented on their work, Brahma created kamdhenu caw and on order of Brahma kamdhenu created 36000 people by digging earth by her nails. Those were known as gobhuja or gobhva. They settled in nearest Modhera so that village known by Gabhu. Brahma gave the responsibility of protection of Dharmaranya to his daughter Shreemata.

                 Modh's are divided in four by caste (1) Modh Brahmin (2) Modh Vanik (3) Modh Patel (4) Modh Modi. Modh Brahmins were further divided into six by caste as chaturvedies, Traividh, Dhanuja, Tandalja, Agiyasana and Jyesthimall.

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Modh Brahmin In Kachchh

                  Allouddin Khilji concord Gujarat and looted the temples of Gujarat. When he used to attach the temples, Modh Brahmins faced him very bravely. But they could not defeat Muslims. A treats was under taken that the Brahmins will give 5000 gold coins and the Muslims army will go back. The gate of Modhera was opened and the Muslims did not act according to the treats and attacked on Modhera. They looted the temple of Modhera goddess. Brahmin immersed the idol of goddess in dharma vav to protect it from Muslims and migrated to different places and settled in different places. Some families were went to Morbi from Modhera and settled on the river bank of Machhchhu. In fourteenth century they came to land of Kachchh and settled in different places in Kachchh for business. Since then Brahmins who came from the bank of Machchhu are known as Machchhu Kanthia Modh Brahmins. They have a community hall in Bhuj and Anjar in Kachchh district. There are about 1500 modh Brahmins are settled in Kachchh                             

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Modh Brahmin's Samaj Vadi 
 
 

City

Samaj Vadi's Address

Bhuj-Kachchh
Shri Machchhu Kathiya Chaturvedi Modh Brahmin Gnati, Panch Hatdi Chowk,
Near The Aashapura Ma's Temple, Bhuj-Kachchh
Morbi
Gnati Bhavan, 10-11, Savasar Plot, Morbi. Phone :- (02822-223503)
Anjar-Kachchh
Shri Machchhu Kathiya Chaturvedi Modh Brahmin Gnati, Khijada Street,
Shivaji Road, Anjar-Kachchh
Rajkot
Shri Chaturvedi Machchhu Kathiya Modh Brahmin Boarding, Milpara, Main Road, Rajkot-2, Phone :- (0281-2240909)
Baroda
Office :- 35, Navnathnagar, Behind S.T.colony, Gotry Road, Baroda-21.
Jamnagar
Modh Brahmin Gnati Ganga
 
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Modh Brahmin's Navratri

                For nine days of Navratri Modh Brahmins of bhuj worship goddess singing Arti, Shakraday and Chhandas. They firstly sing Arati of goddess after that they chant sakraday and then the chhandas. It is every day routine for all Nine days. On the eight day they chant four chhandas in the temple of "Bahuchara" goddess. Later it is repeated in the garbi. On dashera's day they chant the chhandas and then take pot (garbo) to the temple of Aashapura goddess in Bhuj-Kachchh. There they chant two chhandas and on way back also the chant chhandas. They chant thal in the temple's of Bahuchara goddess. On the day of Sharad Poonam they chant chhandas for load Krishna. They do this for all nine days. They do not play garba or they even do not arrange for any Musical programme. They just stand and chant the chhandas.

 
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Modh Brahmin's Gautra

Sr.
No.
Gautra Pravar Surnames Gautra Devi
1.
 
Gagryanas Gautra Bhargav, Chyavan, Aapnuvan, Aurv, Jamdagni Jani, Pathak, Dave Santa Devi
2.
 
Ganganas Gautra Vishwamitra, Bilva, Katyayan - Shukh Devi
3.
 
Krishnatrey Gautra Aatrey, Achrnanas, Syavashva - Bhattarika Devi
4.
 
Mandavya Gautra Bhargav, Chyavan, Aapnuvan, Jamdagni Upadhyay, Dave, Joshi, Travadi Bhattarika Devi
5.
 
Vaisanpayan Gautra Angira, Angiras, Yaunashva - Limbja Devi
6.
 
Vatsa Gautra Bhargav, Chyavan, Aapnuvas, Vatsa, Puroghas Yagnik (Jani) Gyanja Devi
7.
 
Kashyap Gautra Kashyap, Aavtsar, Naidhrav Upadhyay Gatranda Devi
8.
 
 
Dharanas Gautra Agasti, Dhaturvya, Edmavah Jani, Upadhyay, Pathak, Pandya, Joshi, Travadi, Bhatt Chhatraja Devi
9.
 
 
Laugakshi Gautra Kashyap, Aavtsar, Santstamb Travadi(Tripathi), Upadhyay, Pandya Sadayogini Devi
10.
 
 
Kaushik Gautra Vishwamitra, Devraj, Uddalak Travadi(Tripathi), Pathak, Pandya, Joshi Yakshirn Devi
11.
 
 
Upmanyu Gautra Vashisth, Indrapadma, Aabhradrasu Bhatt, Vyas, Trivedi, Dave, Pandya Gatranda Devi
12.
 
Vatsayan Gautra Bhargav, Chyavan, Aapnuvan, Aurv, Bhardwaj - Bhattarika Devi
13.
 
 
 
Vatsas Gautra Bhargav, Chyavan, Aapnuvan, Vatsya, Puroghas Jani, Pandya, Pathak, Dave, Upadhyay, Vyas, Joshi, Agnihotry Bhattarika Devi
14.
 
 
Bhardwaj Gautra Angiras, Barhaspatya, Bhardwaj Travadi, Dixit, Bhatt, Pathak, Upadhyay, Sukla, Jani, Maheta Gatranda Devi
15.
 
Gangey Gautra Gangiy, Aaurvavan, Sansni - Sinharoh Devi
16.
 
Shaunak Gautra Bhardwaj, Gartsamad, Shaunak - Durga Devi
17.
 
 
Kushiksh Gautra Vishwamitra, Devraj, Uddalak Travadi(Tripathi), Raval, Sukla, Bhatt, Maheta Tarna Devi
18.
 
Bhargav Gautra Bhargav, Chyavan, Jayminee, Aapnuvan, Mathi - Chamunda Devi
19.
 
Paingya Gautra Archnanas, Atri, Shyavaswa - -
20.
 
Angiras Gautra Aangira, Aautithya, Gautam - Matangi Devi
21.
 
Atri Gautra Aantrey, Aarchnanas, Shavaswa Upadhyay Chandrika Devi
22.
 
Aghamarshan Gautra Bhardwaj, Aghmarshan, Gautam - Durga Devi
23.
 
Jaiminee Gautra Vishwamitra, Devraj, Uddalak - Visalakshi Devi
24.
Gargya Gautra Bhargav, Chyavan, Aapnuvan - Nanda Devi
25.
 
 
Kutsas Gautra Aangiras, Ambrish, Yauvanashva Jani, Dave, Pandya, Dixit, Maheta, Joshi, Raval Chandrika Devi
26.
 
Shandilya Gautra Shandilya, Deval, Apavatsar, Upadhyay, Joshi, Maheta -
27.
 
Jatukarnya Gautra Vashisth, Aatreyas, Jatukrnya Bhatt -
28.
 
Vashisth Gautra Vashisth, Indrapramad, Aabradrasu Joshi -
29.
 
Chhandanas Gautra Aangiras, Ambarish, Yauvanashva Dave, Travadi, Tripathi -
30.
 
Gautam Gautra Gautam, Aangiras, Aautathya Travadi, Tripathi -
31.
 
Parasar Gautra - Travadi, Tripathi -
32.
 
Aautathya Gautra Gautam, Aangiras, Aautathya Dave, Pandya -
 
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