The Swaminarayan sect is a subset of Vaishnavism, in which followers offer devotion to and worship Swaminarayan as a form of Parbhrama. It is popular in the state of Gujarat. They have build many temples across the state to worship the Lord in accordance with their beliefs, traditions and rituals. The temple of Gadhada is one of the six temples which was made under the supervision of Swaminarayan.
The temple is built in white marble and gold and resonates serenity and peace. The spires of the temple are gold plated. Enshrined in the sanctum are the idols of Lords - Gopinath and Harikrishna in the middle shrine, Dharma and Bhakti and Vasudeva on the western shrine and Revti-Baldevji, Shri Krishna and Suryanarayan in the eastern shrine. The shrine is double storeyed with domes and arches. The temple is placed on a high plinth and has a vast assembly hall. On the circumambulatory path, there is the idol of Ghanshyam facing northward. On the southern side of the temple, there is a neem tree and the chamber of Vasudeva where Swaminarayan gave his discourses to his followers.
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Darsan Dresscode: Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative attire.
Gadhadha is a holy pilgrimage centre for followers of the Swaminarayan sect as Swaminarayan is believed to have spent more than 27 years of his life here.
Language Spoken: Gujarati
Gadhada, Gujarat State Highway 31, Gadhada,, Gadhada, Gujarat 364750Contact Number : +91 2847 252 800
By rail - Botad is the nearest railway station and is 30 kms from the temple. Rajkot is the nearest rail head is 90kms from Gadhada.
By air- Bhavnagar airport is the closest airport and offers flight to Mumbai. Rajkot is a major airport and is well connected to the major cities in India.
By road - Gadhada is well connected by state and private buses.
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The priests perform puja to the deities. There are daily aartis in the morning, evening and night.
Temple timings - 5.00 AM to 12.00 PM, 4.00 PM to 9.00 PM
August - Janmashtami
November - Diwali
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