Tuesday, March 21, 2023


Gadhada Swaminarayan Temple And Places

Gadhada temple is one of the important places of pilgrimage for followers of Lord Swaminarayan. It was made under the supervision of Lord Swaminarayan. The land for construction was donated by Dada Khachar. Dada Khachar and his family were the devotees of Lord Swaminarayan.  Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Gadhada (Devnagari: श्री स्वामिनारायण मन्दिर, गढडा) is known as Shri Gopinathji Dev mandir. It is a Hindu temple in Gadhada.

Lord Swaminarayan installed the idols on 9 October 1828. Gopinath and Harikrishna in the middle shrine, Dharma, Bhakti, and Vasudeva on the western shrine Revti-Baldevji, and Shri Krishna, and Suryanarayanin on the eastern shrine.

On the path of the worship, there is the idol of lord Ghanshyam facing northward. This prasadi temple has prasadi items of Swaminarayan displayed in a museum at the temple.

In May 2012, the temple’s spires were plated with gold. It is the first temple in Gujarat to have golden spires. This exercise cost of the temple is 210 million approx.

Religious temples and places:-

On the southern side of the temple, there is a huge neem tree and the chamber of  Lord Vasudeva. On the backside, there is the Akshar Ordi temple and Gangajalio.

Lord Swaminarayan and his saints used to take a bath in the Ghela River. There are prasadi riverbeds – One is Narayan Dharo and the Second is Sahasra Dharo. There are small temples of Neelkanth and Hanuman on the bank of the river. Other holy places are Naliyeri Dhar for Hanuman temple[small mountain], bhakti baug, and radhavav. It is around 2 km from Gadhada(swimming).

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“Do not miss to visit these places around Gadhda Swaminarayan Temple”

Timings of Gadhda Swaminarayan temple:-

Sabha timings

Daily Sabha 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Satsang Sabha Sunday 5:00 pm to 7: 00 pm

Aarti timings

Open 07:30 – 10:15 am
Closed for Rajbhog Thal 10:15 – 11:15 am
Open 11:15 – 12:00 noon
Closed 12:00 – 04:00 pm
Open 04:00 – 06:00 pm
Closed for Thal 04:00 – 06:00 pm
Open 07:00 – 08:15 pm
Open Exhibition: 9:00am-11:30am, 4:00pm-7:00pm
Mangla Aarti 6.00 am
Shangar Aarti 7.30 am
Rajbhog Aarti 11.15 am
Sandhya Aarti 7.00 pm
Shayan Aarti 8.15 pm

How to reach Gadhada


Nearest Railway Stations to Gadhada Gujarat India

Station Train Frequency Distance
(ALMR)ALAMPUR 2 14.01 Km
(UJ)UJALVAV 2 15.2 Km
(NGA)NINGALA JN 2 15.24 Km
(LTD)LATHIDAD 1 18.84 Km
(DAS)DHASA JN 2 21.45 Km
(DLJ)DHOLA JN 21 23.45 Km
(BTD)BOTAD JN 23 25.63 Km

Major Railway Stations near Gadhada Gujarat India

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