Sati Maa - 1


Sati Maa - 2

Sati Maa - 3

Sati Maa - 4

"Sati" means a virtuous woman. A woman who sacrifices herself by burning herself on her husband's funeral fire was considered most virtuous. On the place where a woman becomes Sati a small pillar known as Padyo in Gujarati language is kept and worshipped.

It is known that the lady who becomes Sati looks after the happiness and prosperity of entire family as well as protects family members.

According to Mr. Jagdish P. Vyas our Sati Maa's name was Lalbai. She was the wife of Mahashankar D. Vyas this information was provided to him by Mulshankar H. Vyas. Other people don't know this fact because either their ancestors had expired at young age or had left India.

Vadilal M. Vyas had written in the family tree made by him on 4/08/1930 when he was in Darussalam, East Africa that Dalla ji came to Wadhwan with his family from Lakhtar. Dalla ji left Lakhtar with entire Idhar Vyas family members because there is a custom to leave the village where the Sati incident has take place.

Our one family instead to going to Wadhwan with Dalla ji went to Wakaner about that family we tried our best to gather information but we are not able to find that family.

-:Assumption :-

Approximate Age Difference and Approximate Date Of Birth

Approximate Age Difference
Approximate Date Of Birth
Dalla ji
Karsan ji
Morar ji
Total Years

Here in calculation we have taken age difference from Mahashankar D. vyas till Vadilal M. Vyas of 20 years because during that old period people used to get married soon and from Trambaklal V. Vyas till Dr. Gaurav A. Vyas we have calculated age difference according to the birth date because from that period people used to get married late.

The addition of all the age diffrence comes to 166. At present the year is 2008 and hence we do following calculation :

2008 - 1980 = 28 now, 166 + 28 = 194.

Thus, we can say that the Pillar of Sati Maa was 194 years old during the year 2008.

Many people of our family have a question in their mind that why there is nothing written about Sati Maa on her pillar (padyo) the reason for that is that Mahashankar D. Vyas was born around 1834 and William Bentick banned Sati system in 1829 and Lalbai got Sati after 1829, if the Britishers came to know about this they would either break the pillar (padyo) so, to avoid this they must have not written any date or any information on the pillar (padyo).

Our Sati Maa's place is in Lakhtar near Wadhwan District. To reach the place one has to take the road near the lake and from there towards the station road which passes from near the government rest house. After going a bit further there are two roads one goes to station and the other one on the left goes to Vana village, going slightly further on the right hand side there is the Pillar of Sati Maa.

After getting married it is compulsory to go to Sati Maa place (Lakhtar) Immediately for opening of Cheda-chedi knot and after that only the couple can start marriage life.

At the time of Sons wedding 2 Coconuts and 1 meter Green Atlas cloth is to be taken from the Bride's parents and 1 Chunri and two Coconuts from the Groom's family are to be offered to Sati Maa.

At the time of performing the Puja the Pillar is to be washed with Cows Milk, and Water and then Sindoor is to be mixed in Ghee and applied on the Pillar and on that the decorative shining papers known as Chapa are to be sticked on the pillar.

The Chunri is put on Mata ji and even the Green Altas cloth is offered and afterwards given to any daughter or sister of the family. Afterwards Incense Sticks (Agarbatti) dhoop is given to the Pillar and the Arti is performed and the two Coconuts are broken and 5 pieces are kept in front of Sati Maa as Prasad offered, the pieces offered are kept there and not taken back.

Sati Maa's Boon to our family :-

Sati Maa has given blessings only for the "Daughter-in-law" of our Vyas family that any person of any caste or creed who is suffering from diseased of "Motijaro" i.e. disease of small shining Blisters can be cured by the daughter-in-law of the Vyas family. For this she has to bring water and fill her mouth with it and by uttering name "Jai Mataji" in her mind she has to sprinkle it on the effected part of the body here it has to be noted that the water can be taken in the mouth only one time and sprinkled on different parts and then say that go the disease will be cured.

At the time of treatment the diseased person or any other person of his/her family should keep complete silence. After that the diseased person has to feed a dog with one rotla. This way for 3 days either Sunday or on Tuesday such treatment is given regardless of any caste or creed. Mr. Trambaklal and many other persons of our Vyas family have seen this miracle happening.

Before Mr. Maganlal Shivshankar Vyas constructed flooring (otlo) around Satimaa's pillar (padyo) this information is mentioned by Mr. Vadilal M. Vyas in his made family tree.

Mr. Ghanshyam Balashankar Vyas constructed flooring (otlo) and wall around the Sati Maa's pillar (padyo) in the year 2002 which can be seen in above shown photo Sati Maa - 1.

In the year 2004 Dr. Arunkumar Trambaklal Vyas and his son Dr. Gaurav Arunkumar Vyas fitted Qota stones on the floor and wall at Sati Maa's place which can be seen in above shown photo Sati Maa - 2.

The Pillar (padyo) of Sati Maa was in bad shape due to the weather and time factor to avoid any further damage Mr. Dilip Ramprasad Vyas in the year 2009 attached Quota stone on the bottom front side, back and side ways of Sati Maa's pillar (padyo) and the front part of Sati Maa which was severely damaged Plaster of Paris was applied on it to save it from any further damage this is shown in above photo Sati Maa - 3 this photograph was take on 6/9/2009.

At present the entire Sati Maa's place looks as shown in the photograph Sati Maa - 4. Sati Maa - 3 and Sati Maa photograph was taken on 6/9/2009.