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BAPS Swaminarayan Temple

Located on the Kalawad Road in Rajkot, the temple is a magnificent structure built in pink stone and marble during1998-99. It follows the Swaminarayan Sampradaya founded by Bhagwan Swaminarayan and belongs to the Vaishnav tradition which is a form of Hindu religion. The 'mandir' (temple) has been built according to the Ancient Vedic shilpashastra techniques and no cement or concrete has been used in the construction. Besides Ambaji marble, Makrana marble and Udaipur pink marble has also been used in the temple building. The pink stone used for construction has been brought from Bansipahadpur in Rajasthan and is similar to the stone used in Akshardham at Gandhinagar. The first shrine has an idol of Harikrishna Maharaj which is a 'panchdhatu murti', made from an alloy composed of five metals. Besides there are idols of Lord Krishna and Radha made in marble. The Central shrine in the temple has idols of Lord Swaminarayan, Mul Akshar Gunatitanand Swami and Gopalanand Swami all made of marble. The third shrine has a marble idol of Ghanshyam Maharaj. The shrines in 'pradakshina' has marble idols of Bhagatji Maharaj, Shastriji Maharaj, Yogiji Maharaj and Pramukh Swami Maharaj.  

The Swaminarayan Sanstha is actively involved in many philanthropic activities like running of schools, medical care, education care, social work, work related to welfare of women, relief work during natural calamities, tribal care etc. It is also active in imparting spiritual, moral and cultural education and has been instrumental in providing financial aid for many developmental activities in the city as well as other places.
Contact Address :
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (BAPS)
Kalawad Rd., Rajkot - 360007,
Phone: (0281) 245 1000, 245 1001
Fax: (0281) 247 8000

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  By :  Yash Swaminarayan Temple smiley
  Jun 27, 2011 2:53:15 PM | Gujarat Reply to this Comment/ Review
Swaminarayan Temple is one of the finest temple in Gujarat. It is known for it architectures and devotion to gods. Many follower comes here...It is best place to see and have some bhakti...