The arrival of Lord Ranchhodahi at Dakor
According to one legendary story, while
coming to Dakor, Lord Ranchhodrai brushed his teeth with neem twak at the
village Simalaj and this twak then became sweet. This neem tree is at
present near Bileshwar Mahadev which is on the Dakor- Umereth road.
The Construction of the Temple of Lord Shri Ranchhodraiji
According to various Samhitas, this big and tallest Vaishnav temple of Lord Krishna in Kheda was constructed by Gopalrao Jaggnath Tambvekar of Tambve village of Satara district of Maharashtra in Vikram Samvat 1781. The stone carving of this, in fact is today lying with Shri Bhalchandra Tambvekar of Tambvekar fimily.
According to historical facts, in 1769 when Shri Gopalrao
Jaggnath Tambvekar, a Sharaf of Peshva Government, while going to Dwarka on
foot. Got the natural instinct of having the real incarnation of Lord
Ranchhodrai of Dwarka at Dakor during his stay at Vadodara. He came at
Dakor and offered darshan oft his state of Lord Ranchhodrai and build the temple
after purchasing land in Dakor. For maintenance and daily expense of
the temple the Peshva Government gave him Dakor and Gaikwad Government gave him
Kanajari village as gift.
The structure of the Temple and the idol
Temple of Shri Ranchhodraiji, situated on the bank of the Gomti river, is 168
feet long on east-west side and 151 feet long on north-south side. There
are 8 domes and 24 peaks. The tallest peak is 90 feet high. All
these peaks have kalas (pots) of gold. The Nij Mandir has four doors with
silver shutters on four sides, The shikharbandhi part is on southern side
of the temple where the Lord is in sound sleep and have beds of silver, Jhula,
chains, bed sheets of silk and marbles. The structure of the temple is very
peculiar and there is unique combination of Hindu and Muslim Style of structure.
The celebration of
On Sunday, on the days of festivals and on
full moon days the timings of Darshans are littel bit delayed. The
administration job is jointly done by local administration. Nagar
panchayat, and tenple committee so that there is no disturbance and people can
have the Darshan easily.