swaminarayan mandir gadhda

Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Gadhada- સ્વામીનારાયણ મંદિર, ગઢડા (Darshan Timing, History)

The Swaminarayan Mandir Gadhada, also known as the Gopinathji temple, is a famous Hindu temple located in the town of Gadhada in the state of Gujarat, as Lord Swaminarayan spent more than 27 years of his life in Gadhada. It is an important pilgrimage site for followers of the Swaminarayan Sampraday, a sect within Hinduism.

Swaminarayan Mandir, Gadhada

This temple is one of six temples that was made under the leadership of Swaminarayan, the founder of Swaminarayan Sampradaya. The land for constructing this temple in Gadhada was donated by the court of Dada Khachar in Gadhada. Dada Khachar and his family were devotees of Swaminarayan.

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Address : Near Axis Bank, Gadhada, Gujarat 364750

Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Gadhada
Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Gadhada

Darshan Timings :

Swaminarayan Mandir Gadhada Temple open at 05:30 am to 12:00 NOON and then from 03:15 pm to 09:00 pm

Aarti Timings

  • Mangla Aarti starts at 05.30 am
  • Shangar Aarti starts at 07.00 am(Sat and Tue)
  • Rajbhog Aarti starts at 10.30 am to 11:30 am
  • Sandhya Aarti starts at 07.00 pm
  • Shayan Aarti starts at 09.00 pm

Exhibition Timings

Morning at 09:00 am to 11:30 am and Evening at 04:00 pm to 07:00 pm

How to reach Gadhada Swaminarayan Mandir ?

By Air- The nearest airport from Gadhada Swaminarayan Mandir is Ahmedabad Airport. From here you can easily reach this temple by using local transport services or taxis.

By Train- The nearest railway station from Gadhada Swaminarayan Mandir is Alampur railway station which is at a distance of 18 km from this temple. From here you can easily reach this temple by using local transport services or taxis.

By Road- Roads to Gadhada Swaminarayan Mandir are well connected with the other cities of the country so you can easily reach this temple by using your vehicle or by any public bus or taxi from any part of the country.

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Trip Plan For Swaminarayan Mandir Gadhada :

Here’s a trip plan for visiting the Gadhada Swaminarayan Mandir…

Day 1:

  • Start your journey from your location to Gadhada, Gujarat, India. You can either take a flight to nearest airport (Rajkot Airport) or reach Gadhada by train or bus from major cities in Gujarat.
  • Upon reaching Gadhada, check into a hotel or accommodation of your choice.
  • Visit Gadhada Swaminarayan Mandir in the evening. The mandir is a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan and is known for its intricate architecture and spiritual significance.
  • Take part in the evening aarti (prayer ceremony) and experience the divine atmosphere of the temple.
  • After the visit, you can explore the local market and try some traditional Gujarati cuisine for dinner.

Day 2:

  • Start your day with an early morning visit to Gadhada Swaminarayan Mandir for the morning aarti and darshan (viewing of the deity).
  • After the darshan, you can explore the surrounding areas and visit nearby attractions like Gopnath Beach or the Bhavnath Mahadev Temple.
  • In the afternoon, you can visit Gadhada Stepwell, known as “Vav”, which is a historical stepwell built during the 19th century. It is an architectural marvel and offers a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the region.
  • Return to the temple in the evening for another aarti and spend some peaceful time in the temple complex.
  • Enjoy a delicious dinner at a local restaurant and relax for the night.

Day 3:

  • On the third day, you can choose to visit other nearby places of interest like Takhteshwar Temple in Bhavnagar or Palitana Jain Temples, which are a bit further away but worth the visit.
  • Alternatively, you can spend the day exploring the local culture and traditions of Gadhada, interacting with the locals, and visiting nearby villages to get a glimpse of rural life in Gujarat.
  • In the evening, return to Gadhada Swaminarayan Mandir for the final aarti and seek blessings from Lord Swaminarayan.
  • Afterward, you can have a final dinner in Gadhada and rest for the night.

Please check the temple’s timings and any specific guidelines or restrictions due to COVID-19 or any other factors before planning your trip.

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