The Hanuman temple was built by the followers of Swaminarayan Sampraday. According to author Raymond Williams, when Sadguru Gopalanand Swami installed the idol of Hanuman, he touched it with a rod and the idol came alive and moved. This legend has become a source for the healing ritual performed at this temple where the devotees are touched with the same rod.
The temple exterior is built in tiers of dome structures with golden tops. There are carvings on the exterior walls. The temple is big and spacious. The idol of Hanuman here is a stout figure with a handlebar moustache, crushing a female demon under his foot and baring his teeth. The back ground for the idol is sculpted trees with fruit bearing monkeys. The 'gadha', which is the weapon of the Lord is placed in from of the idol. He is adorned with a crown and beautiful jewellery as well as flower garlands.
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Darsan Dresscode: Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative clothing
Sarangpur, which translates to place of peacocks, is famous for its Swaminarayan temple. Holi is celebrated with lots of festivities here. The village has a modest population of around 3000. There is a great influence of Swaminarayan Sampraday (sect) and the culture resonates the vedic and puritic hindu ideologies, especially Vaishnava tradition. One great characteristics of the sect is its regard for humans from all castes. Ascetism is the most important and recognizable facet of the culture of this sect.
Language Spoken: Gujarati
Barwala, Botad, Salangpur, Gujarat 382450Contact Number : +91 2711 241 202
By Air: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad is the nearest airport. which is at 159 km from the shrine.
By Train: Botad Railway Station is about 73kms from Sarangpur Hanuman Temple. Taxis are available from airport as well as railway statiom.
By Road: Sarangpur is well linked with all foremost towns and cities by road.
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The priests perform regular pujas and rituals. Mangala aarti, Rajbhog and evening aarti are performed everyday.
Temple timings - 6.00 AM to 12.00 PM and from 3.00 PM to 9.00 PM
April - Hanuman Jayanti Mahotsav
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