Saturday, 9 March 2013

Shri Swaminarayan Temple Ahmedabad Gujarat


Shri Swaminarayan Temple, Ahmedabad  is the first temple of the Swaminarayan Sampraday, a Hindu sect. It is located in Kalupur area of Ahmedabad, the largest city in Gujarat, India.This temple is the first temple of the Swaminarayan sect to have been built. In 1822, the land was given by the British government to do so, and Swaminarayan himself entrusted the responsibility for the construction of the temple to Ananandanand Swami. The temple is carved in Burmese teak, and every arch and bracket is painted with bright colors, a defining characteristic of Swaminarayan temples everywhere. There are several idols installed by Swaminarayan himself, as well as a display of some of his personal items and sculptures. In the adjoining haveli, there are quarters for pilgrims of the sect, a special section for women, and an area where ceremonies and teaching sessions are held for women only. Located near Kalupur in the eastern part of the old city.

Shri Swaminarayan Temple
Location:  Near Kalupur in the eastern part of the Old City
Timings : Open to public every day from 6:00am - 7:00pm

How to Get there
Road -Gujarat has one of the better developed road networks in India. Ahmedabad is well connected with all major cities and towns by road. Prominent bus stops are located at Gitamandir near Kalupur Railway Station and Paldi. Regular bus services are available by Gujarat state transport buses and private operators to all the major destinations of the state.
Nearest Railway Station - Kalupur Railway Station
Nearest Airport - Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International airport at Ahmedabad

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