Lord Dhani Matang Dev

Written by Navin K Bhoiya on June 29, 2010. Posted in General, God - Holy Places

Lord Matangdev is the founder of ‘Barmati Panth‘. It is believed that Matangdev was born some 900-1000 years ago near present day Bihar (India)  on the banks of holy river Ganges . His mother’s name is ‘Jasdedevi’ and father’s name is ‘Matra-rakh’ and he is maternal grandson of renowned ‘Gautam-rakh’. He is widely regarded as 10th incarnation of God in Kalyug.

After attaining spirituality on wearing ‘Karam-Vindhi’ (Gold ring) handed over to him by Aspar Pandya (Satgur), he decided to remove sorrows and sufferings from the life of common man. On his journey towards bringing peace, prosperity and happiness in the life of people of all walks of life, he noticed that a large chunk of Indian Society is deprived of basic necessities of life including religion. He observed that ‘Jhankhriyas’ (untouchables) and ‘Simbhriyas’ (tribals) have been prohibited to profess religion due to religious ban coerced upon them by high caste Hindus. Thus, he determined to devote his life for the welfare and upliftment of downtrodden people and founded a messianic religion called ‘Barmati Panth’ on the solid foundation of equality & brotherhood. His first message was ‘Dharmachar’ and ‘Karamjwar’ which means to practice tenets of religion (Barmati Panth) with utmost faith and devotion. His collections of discourses are known as ‘Genan’.

On his initial solitary journey from Bihar to the western parts of ancient India, he congregated hundreds of thousands of people and assimilated them into his newly formed religion known as Barmati Panth. Presently, lakhs of followers of Barmati Panth are professing religion founded by Matangdev with great enthusiasm and complete faith in his teachings. All his followers, known as ‘Meghwars’, are spread all over India but its population is predominant in Kutch, Saurashtra and Sindh regions.

Barmati religious discourses (Genan) reveals that Lakho Ghuraro, a very first ancestor of Jadeja clan (princely ruling class of Kutch region), urged Matangdev to bless him with supernatural powers to have his own ruling state in Sindh/Kachchh. Revered Matangdev blessed Lakha Ghurara that one day his descendents would be able to form their own princely state in Kutch region. Interestingly, history of Kutch reveals that the descendants of Lakha Ghurara i.e. Jadejas were able to form their own ruling in Kutch for more than eight centuries. It is said that Matangdev performed 12 years meditation at Chandrua Hills (Bhuj).

History of Kutch owes much to Matangdev for his sheer valour and gallantry shown while protecting motherland from brutal attack of ‘Haidarkhan Pastan’ (a Pathan warrior from Sindh). This feat of Matangdev is unparalleled in Indian history as no other religious guru (teacher) has ever attempted to lift sword for safety of its people. Eventually, while fighting with Haidarkhan on the outskirts of Kutch/Sindh region, Matang Dev died a martyr death alongwith ‘Abda-Jiyani’ (a warrior of Kutch). However, before leaving for heavenly abode, he called upon his son ‘Ludangdev’ for timely help in the battlefield. As soon as Ludangdev arrived, Matangdev could not survive longer and this great messiah left this world leaving behind a gigantic task of uniting people and preaching holy sermons.

Witnessing martyrdom of his father and brave Abda-Jiyani, Lord Ludangdev gathered all his strength and attacked Haiderkhan with full force and killed him. Thus, the attacker was prevented from entering Kutch soil else he would have ruined motherland with tears.

Body of Lord Matang-Dev is buried at ‘Seni-Thar’ near Badin-Sindh (now in Pakistan), which is the foremost pilgrimage place of all ‘Maheshwary Meghwars’. Every year, holy pilgrimage is performed at ‘Seni-Thar’ in the month of Vaishakh (Indian Calender) with utmost faith and devotion.

Source: The above article is written on the basis of facts narrated in Barmati Panth religious discourses known as ‘Genan’.

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Comments (63)

  • B.d.maheshwari
    January 2, 2010 at 5:09 am |

    Website update is marvelous.very good work,more helpful to our community to unit eachodher. B.d.maheshwari kukma

  • AKS
    January 6, 2010 at 9:23 am |

    Fab NAVKHIM! change is always needed and such change is worth appreciating…. I bow my head to you and your team….. Great work, May Lord Dhani Matang shower his blessing upon you and your team for initiating and updating such projects….. Please feel free to contact me if I can be of any help to you….. Love. AKS from Karachi, Pakistan

  • January 6, 2010 at 10:07 am |

    MUJHE MENI MAHESHPANTHI BHAIYE KE MUJI ANE MUJHE SIJU PARIVAAR TARAF THI

    MENI BHAYE KE DHANIMATANG DEV JANAM JAYANTI JI LAKH LAKH VADHAIYU ANE

    “DHARMACHAR”

  • January 8, 2010 at 7:28 am |

    Hi

    And dharmachar to all my Maheshwari brothers. and i am wishing to all my brothers a Very Happy Mag Snan all blessing with them of my Lord Matang dev . good luck to all Brothers.

    Thanks
    jayesh Bhoiya.

  • Dinesh Bada
    January 13, 2010 at 5:29 am |

    Happy mag snan to my maheshwari brother and happy birthday lord of matang dev..
    Dharmachar.

  • naresh dheda
    January 13, 2010 at 11:57 am |

    tol khota ne bol khota khota dhaari maana ne maapiya,vaanpotra vesaaghaatiya, dev mamai che? E paap pe pade paapipya.

    naresh dheda
    9879083539

  • January 23, 2010 at 2:05 pm |

    SAMSAT MAHESWARI SHAMAJ KE MUJA DHARMACHAR?

    HI WEBSITE ME DHANIMATANG DEV JO ORIGINAL PHOTO UPDET KARIYA

    ANE JOKO PAN HI BHA WEBSITE BANAE EN BHA KE MU TARF THI MAN SE ABHINANDAN .ANE HI BHA PAAJI SAMAJ JO GAURAV AY.

    From:-

    Nitesh.Matang

  • January 31, 2010 at 10:36 am |

    DHARMACHAR IN ALL MY BRO

  • February 2, 2010 at 12:34 pm |

    DHARMACHAR

    VERY GOOD WORK JUST ADD SOMETHING MORE ONTHIS

  • BRIJESH SURYA
    February 7, 2010 at 11:31 am |

    DHARMACHAR MUJE MANI MAHESHWARI BHAE KE.
    ANE HAN WEBSITE BHANAIDHAL KHIM DHUA KE KHUB KHUB ABHINANDAN
    HI WEBSITE PANJE MAHESHWARI SAMAJ JO GAURAV AYE.

    BRIJESH SURYA

  • VERSHI MATANG (JARU WALA)
    February 14, 2010 at 1:04 pm |

    Keep it up , it is very useful to our “Samaj”

    ADHARME JI VAGAT (MAMAI DEV)

    ” SUK SAROVER GANGA JO JAR, JEME TARSHYA PIE TA NEER,
    HAKDA DANE DUBRA NA THIYE, BIJA VAN-DANE BHUKH MARE”

    ” DASHONDH (10%) NA RAKHIYE DHARAM JI, ASUR AROGIYE ANN.
    ADHARME JIV UTAMRA, MAMAI CHE GARI GARAK THIYET”

    ” KAR KARNEYAR KAR AKHRO, ANN ASHURO KHAY, SOS AVTAR
    SWAN JE PETE AVTARE, SE NARTO NARAG ME JAYE”

  • ashok vinzodz
    February 17, 2010 at 3:57 pm |

    dharmachar to all maheshpanthi grup………..ashok army bidada

  • February 23, 2010 at 5:01 pm |

    DHARMACHAR MY ALL FRNDS

    GREAT WORK

  • February 27, 2010 at 11:02 pm |

    maheshpanthi samaj ke panja dharmachar.

  • Ashok karia
    March 10, 2010 at 8:13 pm |

    I have no word to thanks you to promote our dharam like this thanks buddy may lord dhani matang dev bless you ..
    ashok karia ..karachi pakistan

  • Lavesh deveriya
    March 24, 2010 at 3:56 pm |

    These is a great thing that we started taking step’s to expand our community.im sure that we’ll be able to spread our message to whole world

  • Prakash matang (kotdi-mahadevpuri)
    March 31, 2010 at 9:02 am |

    hindu vane hinglaj, musalman kare haj char,
    mamai bhane che mayshriya, aai chado chandhruve ji dhar

    samast maheshwari muje bha muje vadile ke dharmachar

  • rajesh zola
    April 17, 2010 at 6:16 pm |

    thank u so much boss.u did very good job……

  • April 21, 2010 at 6:44 am |

    hi
    DHARMACHAR To All Maheshwari bhrothar

  • April 26, 2010 at 1:27 pm |

    Nonu:-Asi margiya matangdev toja, marag vo te dosh kariyu apar,kani kanthne se asanja patang nase.kani kathane se asanjo jiv juga jug tare.(@ gat ne gure ke Dhamachar . from dr nitin vinzoda jamnagar )

  • Deepak Shanker Soondha
    May 26, 2010 at 5:45 pm |

    HI, Darmachar to All Maheshwaries this time to come to show our religion as much as we can all in the world so keepit up and say Jai Dhani Matanag.

  • Govind Bhavan
    May 31, 2010 at 3:33 pm |

    Dharmachar, great efforts Mr.Naveen and team the members. I think It will be my last wish to study our Ginan (I will not ask any other thing, then after), please do our Ginan’s translation and post it in this portal.

    I will thank you for the rest of my life.

    Regards,
    Govind Bhavan

  • kanayalal devji vinjoda
    June 4, 2010 at 1:37 pm |

    dharmachar
    munje bhaikhe bane ke kanayalal vinjoda ganeshnagar gandhidham ja
    dharmachar. ahke dhanimatang dev sukhi rake ane kamani me bharkat
    de adi dada wate parthana kariya tho.
    anjo bha: kanayalal devji vinjoda
    plot 446 sector 6 ganeshnagar gandhidham kutch gujarat india
    m: 91_9909720398

  • babulal khimji dungarkhia
    June 12, 2010 at 8:31 am |

    maheshwari bhave ke babulal ja darmachar sanam vaisali hitesh sarda khimji kesraben dadi gorbai kaka megraj ramesh devji bhai naran dinesh navin bahen hansa lata santa nita

  • dinesh amna
    June 14, 2010 at 6:18 am |

    DHRAMACHAR
    hi brothers …thanks to all bcoz this new generation is now doing wonderful efforts to spreading our matang devs msgs ……..,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • Arjun Hajabhai Ratad
    June 18, 2010 at 4:06 am |

    Pleasure to see the detail of Sh. Dhani Matang Dev here

  • VIMAL J DORU
    June 18, 2010 at 6:04 am |

    meni maheshwari bhaiyen ke dharmachar.

  • June 20, 2010 at 6:55 pm |

    BABULAL KHIMJI DUNGARKHIA /////////////// GOKULWAS …………MANDAVI …KUTCH ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,DARMACHAR …………….. …… KAMKEOJAR…………

  • July 1, 2010 at 4:58 pm |

    damachr paje maheshwari bhave ke mandavi maheshwari samaj ……khimji asama dungarkhia babulal

  • July 1, 2010 at 5:07 pm |

    darmachar muscat me maheshwari bhave ja kutch vereke darmachar ……………… muji http// sanam_babla@yahoo.com …pas.9979284464 ane muji fasbook sem aya dado ake sukhi rakhe jay sri danimatnag

  • July 8, 2010 at 7:03 pm |

    mandavi maheshwari samaj babulal khimji dungarkhia ja bha ve ke darmachar dado ake sukhi rakhe

  • July 31, 2010 at 7:40 pm |

    Good website to give knowledge. My compliments for the same. Kindly make a book for barai explaining the procedure with all the requirements noted on it. Kindly make a book so that every one follows the same procedure. This will make our community more closer and stronger.

  • August 10, 2010 at 6:53 pm |

    DHARMANCHAR MUCH KORAM WARHA NARSING WAMAN PARSORAM SIRIRAAM KAN BUD KARKIPATAR

  • August 26, 2010 at 10:14 am |

    maheshwari samaj danecha karan ja bha ve ke darmachar dado ake sukhi rakhe sikka dcc.jamangar

  • September 11, 2010 at 11:01 am |

    MUJE MANI MHESHWRI MEGHWAR BHAWE KE
    GNESH CHOTH
    SHUBH SHFAL SHUKHAKARI
    DE AEVI ANTAR DIL THI SHUBHECHA

  • September 17, 2010 at 7:15 am |

    DHARMACHAR JAYESHBHAI

    BABULAL KHIMJI DUNGARKHIA HU MUSCAT MA SUPARWAIJAR NO KAM KARU CHHU ANE MARO PAGAR SARO CHHE AKHO DIVAS OFFIC MA KAM HOY CHHE
    SIDE MATHE JAVANO OCHHU HOY GARE BADHA BARABAR CHHE NE

    sanambabla@yahoo.com

  • mukesh devriya
    October 22, 2010 at 11:16 am |

    jay Dhani matang dada ki
    jay

  • Maya Shamji Sundaa
    October 23, 2010 at 9:02 am |

    Dharmachar, my brothers & sister.
    we are request to all Maheshwaries of all over the world please help us for reconstructions of Matai dada dham & Lurang dada dham floor, for contact email me: ms52sundaa@hotmail.com cell no.+92 300 255 6334 from karachi pakistan
    we will provide to you our seva samiti account number & all details whatever you want…
    Jay Dhani Matang Dev

    Dhani Matang Dev Seva Samiti
    Income Manager

  • November 15, 2010 at 6:58 pm |

    હી જીવન જીવી શકા નતો મુજી રીતે,
    શબ્દ મેણે લેખી શકા નતો મુજી રીતે.

    નિયમે જે કાગર તે ઇચ્છાજી શાહી કે,
    આઉ વહાય પણ શકા નતો મુજી રીતે.

    સમય થોભેલા નતો ડે કેતે પણ ક્ષણભર,
    આઉ સફર કે રોકે શકા નતો મુજી રીતે.

    આંજી યાદમે સાગરજે હી ખારે પાણી કે,
    ચખે કડે પણ શકા નતો મુજી રીતે.

    મૃગજળ જેળા શમણાં જીવન જે રણમે મેલ્યા,
    રણ જો તારણ પણ ખણી શકા નતો મુજી રીતે.

    “ધ્રુવ” હી ત મહેરબાની આય ચંધર જી,
    નેકા ત ચમકી પણ શકા નતો મુજી રીતે.

    babulal khimji dungarkhia
    gokulwas ganeshnagar
    mandvi kutch

  • ASHOK DORU
    December 9, 2010 at 9:47 am |

    Darmachar . … you have done good job on work of that site i glade to read all such good thing whose really needful in our sociality & all for belong with us

  • kiren
    December 9, 2010 at 10:07 am |

    thats is a great job … keep it up

  • kiren
    December 9, 2010 at 10:13 am |

    Darmachar . … all of u

  • bhavesh.k.matang
    December 23, 2010 at 4:15 am |

    hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
    all maheshwari frnd

  • bhavesh.k.matang
    December 23, 2010 at 4:18 am |

    darmachar all of u

  • January 1, 2011 at 5:24 am |

    dharmachar
    oll maheshpanthi maheshwari samaj na bhai & baheno ne

  • dinesh bara
    January 12, 2011 at 8:50 pm |

    dhrmachar muje bhve ke………………ane lakh lakh abhinandan
    khushi thay 6e jyare prgati na panthe maheshpanthi o ne joie chhie
    aapna dhrm ni unchai ane sachhai dev mamy na varnvela sabdo ma
    aaje pan prsareli 6e….. jene aapno samaj nahi pan duniya mani rahi 6e
    …..te chata aapno samaj aapna dhrm mate ketlo prerit 6e…?
    aapne su kari rahya chiye.. aapna dharm mate..? su matra coment deva thi taran nikdse …? …. jevabe che na ,…. haju kaik kar wani jarue che.. websisit thi matra shiksist mansh samji sakse pan bija nu su ….? pan baki samaj nu su …..? aap na dev NA mandiro ane dharma satano thi layne evva nana mota anek kamo je mahadanse adhura rahi jai che !, athwa to vilmbe ma padi jai che.. enu karn su medvi saki su …?

    internet jeva madhiyam thi aap na samaj ni fakt shiksshit varg ne aavgat karavi sakisu .. j potana ni samj.. thi j … samjdaar che… pan akhil mheshpanthi samaj ne aa disha ma prerit kar wani jarur che… e mate khali web site nahi …pan kaik evu karvu pade jena thi samaz ne ek saathe , laie ne chali sakiye.. hu fari ek war abhinadan aapu chu aa web site ne ke jane mara vicharo ne rakhwani tak aapi … kadache dev matang na aasirwade che jaina thi aaj visva ma betelo mheshpanthi bhai mara vicharo ne samji ane samaj mate kai kar wano vichar kar se…! chalo madi ne ek adhuru kaam puru kari ye … dev matang aapni sathe che ..

    dev matang ni jay ,
    samast mheshpanthi samaj ni jay,,

    DINESH BARA, BHADRESHWAR,

  • pretam
    January 29, 2011 at 10:25 am |

    Dharmachaar…
    Karam Dev k Juaar!!
    U r doing good job Dear…… keep it up we are always with & lord Dhani Matang Dev ap logon par apni kirpaa banaye rakhey
    JAI DHANI MATANG…..

  • arvindgogiya
    February 10, 2011 at 11:45 am |

    JAI DHANI MATANG…..JAI DHANI MATANG…..JAI DHANI MATANG…..

    ALL MAHESWARI BROTHER

    JAI MAMIAI DEV.

  • BABOOJAN GOPAL DORU
    February 14, 2011 at 9:54 am |

    MUJE TAMAM RIKHESAREN MAHESHWARI VADILE, MAAEN, BEHREN ANE BHAEIN K PAGE LAGAN NE SADHER DHARAMACHAR..

    MAGH MEHNE JI HIN TITH TREEJ RAVIVAR 20 FEB 2011 JO PANJE PIYARE SEHNI WARE PUJNYE SHREE DHANI MATANG DADA JO JANAM DI JIYU AANKE LAKH LAKH WADHAYUN WE, NE SEHNI WARO PANJI SAJI NAAT GAT K SUKHI RAKHE.

    JAY DHANI MATANG.

    FM. B.J. MAHESHWARY

  • HANSA N. SIROKHA
    February 14, 2011 at 10:07 am |

    MUJI SAJI MAHESHWARI GAT K DHARMACHAR.

    NE DHANI MATANG DADA JO JANAM DI MUBARAK WE NE LAKH LAKH WADHAYU SAJI NAAT GAT K.

    H.N. SIROKHA,
    KARACHI-PAKISTAN

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