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Godhra

Administration
Native ameGodhra
Typetown
StateGujarat
DistrictPanchmahal
Geography
Altitude73 m
Demography
Total Population121852 (2001)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode389001
Telephone02672

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Godhra is a town and originally the name came from "Gou" which means "Cow" and "Dhara" which has two meaning one in Sanskrit which means "Hold or Land" and the other in Hindi which means Flow. So, identically it means The Land of the Cow, a municipality in Panchmahal district in Indian state of Gujarat. It is the administrative headquarters of the Panchmahal district.

Godhra is also one of the religious places in the India which has four bethaks (temples) for Vaishnav Sampraday (Vaisnal Community). Two bethaks are of Lord Gokulnathji, and one each for Lord Gusaiji and Lord Mahaprabhuji.godhra is only city in india that has all this all the three bhaitaks of the mahaprabhuji ,gusianji,and and gokulnathji. Godhra also has three beautiful Jain temples. The main idol ('Mul Nayak') in the main Jain Temple is that of Tirthankar Bhagawan Shantinath.

Godhra is widely known in India and internationally for being the eye of the storm, which began with Godhra train burning on 27 February 2002, near the Godhra railway station, where local Muslims burned alive a train of Hindu pilgrims


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