Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kalupur

Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kalupur

Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kalupur
4.5
Ancient RuinsArchitectural BuildingsReligious Sites
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 3:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:45 PM - 9:00 PM
About
This temple is the first temple of the Swaminarayan sect to have been built. In 1822, the land was given by the British government to do so, and Swaminarayan himself entrusted the responsibility for the construction of the temple to Ananandanand Swami. The temple is carved in Burmese teak, and every arch and bracket is painted with bright colors, a defining characteristic of Swaminarayan temples everywhere. There are several idols installed by Swaminarayan himself, as well as a display of some of his personal items and sculptures. In the adjoining haveli, there are quarters for pilgrims of the sect, a special section for women, and an area where ceremonies and teaching sessions are held for women only. Located near Kalupur in the eastern part of the old city, the Swaminarayan Temple is a splash of color in the midst of the city’s grey and is also the starting point for the Heritage Walk through the pols of the old city.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Jitu P
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Quite a few temples and another one opened soon. Worth a visit to see the marble work, again get some peace away from Ahmedabad. You can purchase food in a clean and comfortable environment
Written 27 December 2022
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Sourav_KS
Pune, India77 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Could not see the deity as the temple stays shut from 12-4 nevertheless the outer façade is worth visiting with intricate designs and motifs and equally colourful

Located in Old Ahmedabad but away from crowded places.

Definitely a visit when in Ahmedabad as it has a charm of its own.
Written 19 August 2022
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Mihir K Tiwari
Mumbai, India25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
I was visited in evening temple of narayana gate will open in evening at 06:15 pm so if you visit in evening then go after 06:30 pm
Written 12 June 2022
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Prakash Mundra
Gangtok, India530 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Nice temple, neat and clean. Worth visiting. It has a unique appeal of its own. It is in the old city but not in the crowded part.
Written 5 January 2022
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Let's Go Sightseeing
Noida, India2,825 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Our Old Ahmedabad heritage walk began at the Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kalupur. This Temple was the first one to be constructed by the Swaminarayan Sampraday... The carvings are intricate! The art depicts auspicious symbols.

The gate is no less ornate... In one part of the temple, Swaminarayan's personal items are displayed! It was interesting to find out the land for construction of this shrine was gifted by the British.
Written 25 March 2021
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mestrisachine
Pernem, India25 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
one of the peaceful and holy place in Ahmedabad.
We stayed overnight as the temple have dharmashala and stay for devotees and general public at very cheaper rates than hotel.
Temple has got its own Prasadalay where in one can eat holy Prasad or meal.
Must visit place for all ages.
Written 29 November 2020
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Pravin Dangera
Bhuj, India185 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This is the First temple of Swaminarayan sact at this city. beautiful carvings on wooden pillars and on stons too
Written 6 June 2020
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KRobinson
Blackpool, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
we had nice visit to this beautiful temple nice well maintained gardens,wish we could spend more time.
Written 18 March 2020
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Priya Ramesh Swaminathan
Pune, India133 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This marvelous piece of architecture, the first Shree Swaminarayan Temple in the world, was situated just a ten-minute walk away from our guest-house. The road leading to the temple complex has shops selling the famous namkeen (salted, deep-fried snacks) of Ahmedabad and vegetable vendors occupying both sides. The yummy snacks must be displayed in air-tight containers.
At the entrance, huge, ornate wooden doors greet us, flanked by lamp-posts, to which two lions’ statues cling playfully! The marble temple stands majestically in the center of the huge courtyard with ground plus three storied buildings (Havelis) with brilliantly carved wooden ornamentation; on 3 sides. The carvings on the walls and pillars of the temple are also colorful and minutely etched. Carvings of elephants, cows, celestial beings, deities, etc. are a glorious sight to behold!
The main deities’ shrine of Nar Narayan Dev is flanked by shrines of other deities. At the entrance to this main temple, are two shrines dedicated to Lord Ganesh and Lord Hanuman. All the idols were made of marble.
We paid obeisance to all the deities, meditated awhile and stepped out to click snaps. Scores of pigeons were feeding on grain scattered all around, in the courtyard. The mellow morning sunlight lent a yellow tinge to the entire complex and we felt very peaceful and calm.
Tourist vehicles, mainly cabs, were speedily entering the complex, non-stop.
The complex is very well-maintained but a shoe-stand must be installed there.
Some distance must be maintained between the majestic heritage site and the vendors. We saw scooters parked right in front of the beautiful lamp-posts; and other paraphernalia obstructing the full view of the elegant facade of the temple complex.
This temple complex is surely worth a visit.
Written 11 March 2020
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Bela
Mumbai, India521 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Very old structure
Completing 200 yrs in 2022
Starting point of heritage walk in d morning
Spare few hrs n explore d old city on foot
Written 10 February 2020
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