Famous Swaminarayan Temples in India

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Swaminarayan Temples in India

Swaminarayan Temples in India are based on the philosophy of their founder the Swaminarayan and the philosophy is known as Swaminarayan Sampraday. The temples are beautifully constructed with the primary deity and worship being around Lord Krishna.

Here is the list of 12 Famous Swaminarayan Temples in India

1. Swaminarayan Temple, Ahmedabad

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Located in the Kalupur area of Ahmedabad, Shri Swaminarayan Temple in India was built on the instructions of Swaminarayan, the founder of this sect of Hinduism. Green and yellow sculptures of various Hindu gods and goddesses, with their bodies fitted in opulent dresses and ornaments cover the structure of this nineteenth-century temple.

2. Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, Delhi

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An epitome of Indian culture, spirituality, and architecture, Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple is an abode of God built in 2005. Sitting deftly near the banks of River Yamuna, the temple showcases Hinduism and its age old culture. Dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan, the temple is undoubtedly a work of miracle. Akshardham has made its way to the Guinness Book of World Records as the World's Largest Comprehensive Hindu Temple. Over 8000 volunteers from all around the world were involved in the construction of intricately carved marble and sandstone structure of the temple. Timeless Hindu teachings and flamboyant devotional traditions find their place on the temple's incredible walls. Moreover, the complex is a home to India's largest step well which is a host to the mesmerising water show; an open garden, Narayan Sarovar, various expeditions, and rituals. The complex is not less than a paradise for the spiritual seekers.

3. Swaminarayan Temple, Surat

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This Swaminarayan Temple in India is one of the popular religious spots in Surat. Swaminarayan temple belongs to the Swaminarayan Sect of Vaishnavism, wherein Swaminarayan or Sahajanand Swami is believed to be the incarnation of Narayana of Nara-Narayana.

4. Swaminarayan Temple, Jaipur

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Dedicated to the Hindu God, Narayan Akshardham Temple is known for its beautiful architecture, magnificent idols, sculptures, and carvings. The lush green surroundings add to its beauty and serenity.

5. Swami Narayan Mandir, Anand

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An iconic landmark of Anand, the temple is a place of fervent devotion and piety. This Swami Narayan Mandir in India is the famed six-storeyed building which draws huge crowds to its doors.

6. Shri Swaminarayan Temple, Bhuj

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Originally built in the year 1822, it was the first of many Sampradey Swaminarayan temples.

7. Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Junagadh

Located on Jawahar Road in Junagadh, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir is a revered Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan - a Hindu saint, yogi, ascetic and the founder of Swaminarayan Sampraday which is a Hindu religious sect. Lord Swaminarayan built the temple himself and idols of several deities were installed in the temple premises.

8. Baps Sri Swaminarayan Mandir, Vadodara

Adorned with immaculate architecture, flawless design and awe-striking grandeur, the BAPS Sri Swaminarayan Mandir is like the palace of the lord. The tranquil vibe of the temple instils a revitalising and deeply energising calm within you. Right outside the temple is a small and clean eatery that sells mouth-watering Indian delicacies prepared without the use of any onion or garlic.

9. Akshardham Temple, Nagpur

Swaminarayan Temple or Akshardham Temple is located on the Ring Road in Nagpur. The newly constructed temple is facilitated with a huge kitchen, parking, a restaurant and a kids play area. It is advised to visit the temple after 4 in the evening owing to its impressive lighting and decor. The temple is spread over two floors and boasts of a striking architecture.

10. Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Mumbai

The Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Mumbai is part of the Swaminarayan Sampraday of idol worship and the belief that Sri Krishna Purushottam Narayan is the supreme being. The temple has raised demand for festival offerings in the area thereby aiding the local economy.

11. Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Vadtal

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Vadtal contains three beautiful main shrines with the central shrine dedicated to Lord Laxmi Narayan. The second shrine on the right of this contains idols of Shri Radha Krishna along with Supreme Lord Krishna and on the shrine of the left of the central deity contains the idols of Shri Vasudev and Bhaktimata. It was one of the first Swaminarayan temples in India.

12. Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Valsad

The Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Valsad is a very famous temple in the area which houses the deities of Shri Akshar Purushottam Maharaj, Shri Ghanshyam Maharaj, Shri Harikrishna Maharaj and Shri Radha-Krishna Dev, Shri Nilkanth Varni and Shri Guru Parampara. It is built with stunning architectural design making it visually appealing and peaceful.

Which of these Swaminarayan Temples in India have you heard of? Let us know in the comments below.

This post was published by Surbhi Parashar

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