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Gandhinagar is a city that is located in the state of Gujarat. This small city is very well known for its tourist spots that had made it one among the most wanted cities in India. Gandhinagar is also known for the holy places and many people all around India do visit these holy places to worship their God. Many festivals happen all around the year in these holy places and one can witness people from other countries visiting the temples during such festivals.
Gandhinagar has many temples, churches, Jain temples and mosques all around it. Each and every holy place are made by their followers to bring peace and goodness to the people all around the world. Even though there are many religions and holy places are found in Gandhinagar, each and everyone would respect and worship the other religious God’s. This is why India is known as a country with every type of people found to be united under one name, India. The following are the famous and the most wanted religious places for every Christian, Hindu, Muslim and for the Jain people. Take a note of these places as it can help you to easily find it while visiting Gandhingar.
Temples in Gandhinagar
Akshardham temple is the most attractive and the most wanted religious spots in Gandhinagar. It is the place that many people from all over India do visit all around the world to get the blessings from God. This temple is one among the largest temple in India and it covers many acres around it. The temple is rich with architecture, sculptures, art and much more. The temple was constructed during 1992 and it was opened during the celebrations that were done towards Yogiji Maharaj. The idols in this temple are more than five feet tall. Lord Swaminarayan is the main God in this place and it is being worshipped by everyone before entering inside the temple.
This idol is said to be made up of gold and is the main idol in Akshardham temple. One can find the finest carvings even on the walls and on the pillars in this temple. The whole temple was built by using pink colored sandstones that were completely pink in color. Each and every idol in this temple is said to be an architectural magnum opus. This is why many people from all around the world visit it and make a research on it. Even the steps that can be found in one part of the temple has built with an architectural brilliance. The whole temple measures about 140 feet in length, 40 m in width and 33 m in height. There is a colonnade on the sides of the temple. It is said to be more than 534 m in length.
The Hanuman Temple
The Hanuman temple is located in Gandhinagar and it is the tourist destination and the holy place for many people who live in India. This temple has got the idol of God Hanuman who is one among the powerful God who protects the people from the evil. The local people believe more in the God Hanuman as he has saved many people in the past generations. The god Hanuman is said to be holding the mountains around his shoulder in the idol that is present in this temple. The temple mostly gets crowded with people during both Tuesdays and Saturdays. The Hanuman temple is located on the heart place of Gandhinagar, which indeed makes the local people to visit it more often. As it is the main place in Gandhinagar, one can easily reach it through any type of transportation. The temple has a central sanctrum which holds the idol of the great God Shri Simandhar Swami and is said to be 13 feet tall and 18 tones in terms of weight. One can also worship the idols of Lord Shri Chandrayan Yaksh and the Lord Devi Shri Yakshini in this Hanuman temple. The temple has also got idols of other God’s, namely Shri Rushab Dev Bhagwan, Shri Ajitnath Bhagwan, Shri Parvati Devi, Shri Chakreshwari Devi and the Shivling. There are many more idols in this Hanuman temple. Visit it during the weekdays to get the blessing from the God Hanuman.
This temple was built after it got inspired by Akram Vignani Pujya Dada Bhagwan. It is located on the outskirts of Gandhinagar. The pilgrims gather together at this temple and celebrate Pranpratishta during the year end. The temple has got a central sanctrum with a very big idol of Shri Simandhar Swami and it is said to be at a height of 13 feet tall and 18 tonnes in weight.
Amarnath Dham is a holy and a ritual place for Hindus that is located very nearbyGandhinagar city in Gujarat. One can easily reach this place by taking the road towards Mahudi. Amarnath Dham has been placed very near to the banks of the Sabarmati river. This divine temple is the first cave temple in the whole that has got a five feet tall idol of shiv-ling side it. The shiv-ling has been naturally made up of pure ice. It is really a miracle to watch the ice stand tall in the form of the great Lord Shivan. The Amarnath Dham was found during the year 2003. Many religious and other festivals are celebrated in this temple. The temple has got twelve different Jyotirlings. Both the Shivling and the Jyotirlings get into various poojas in a day. During the early morning and evening time, the idols in this temple would get Aarati. The ice made shiv-linga idol stands tall without the support of anything. This is definitely a magic and the ice on the idol never gets melted as the cave protects it from getting melted. Even the ice from the shiv-linga won’t get melted during the hot summer season. As the idol is said to be found all around the year, the local people believe that the God had made his appearance in the form of ice. If you are a traveler visiting India, then this is the best place where you can witness the Jyotirlingas and the Shivlingas. Many people from all around India save money in their day to day life so that they can visit this temple and get the blessings from the God. This temple is said to be a celebrating place during the Navartri nights. The Aati-Rudra Shiv Maha Yagna is celebrated during the new year’s eve in this temple. This type of new year worshipping is done so that all the pilgrims can live with peace and prosperity all throughout their life. Mahashivratri is the main event for which people from all over India get crowded to witness the pooja that would be offered to the God. During the Mahashivratri, a continuous poojan is said to happen starting from night and ends up on the next day.
Jain Temples in Gandhinagar
Mahudi Jain Temple
Mahudi Jain temple is the spiritual place for all the Jain pilgrims and it is said to be situated in Mahudi. The temple has covered a wider area that counts around 2 square kilometers. The temple was named as Madhumati during the past generations. The idols in this temple are the ones that have been recovered by the ancient people from the mud. The ancient people preserved the idols by keeping it under the ground. The idols in this Jain temple are said to be 2000 years old. The inscriptions in the Brahmi scripts have proved that this is one among the ancient Jain temple in India.
The idol in this temple has got various miraculous powers that can make any wish come true. Jain devotees from all around the world visit this temple to get the blessings from their God. Ghantakarna Mahavis was the king in the ancient days who was also called as Tungabhadra. This king was said to be protecting the people all throughout his life. He was very well known to be the protector for the whole empire.This is why the idols of him have got weapons on both the hands. It symbolizes that he would be protecting the people from the evil forces. One hand the king holds the bow and on the other hands he holds the arrow. Sukhadi is the famous food in Gandhinagar. Local people, do offer Sukhadi to the God in this temple. It has been strongly believed that people who are offering sukhadi to God and making their prayers should eat the same sukhadi before leaving the temple else bad luck would follow them all throughout their life. Many people from all over India visit this place and serve sukhadi to God and make their wishes come true.
Hathee Singh Jain Temple
Hathee Singh Jain temple is located in Gandhinagar and is said to be an example ofthe architectural brilliance of the architects who lived in the past generation.The temple was built during 1850 AD and it was named as Hathee Singh after Seth Hathee Singh who is said to be a Jain trader. This Jain temple is said to be dedicated for the 15th Jain Trithanakara and Dharmanath. This temple is also famous for the splendid architecture and it has been completely constructed using pure white marble. The temple has got a double storied building. Inside the building one can witness a splendid dome and some galleries that make the temple even more attractive. There is a courtyard in this temple that has been made up of cement. This courtyard is completely enclosed with 52 cloisters and it holds the idol of the Lord Tirthankara.
Mosque in Gandhinagar
Rani Roopmatis Mosque
The Rani Roopmatis Mosque is located in Gandhinagar in the state of Gujarat. The holiest shrine in this mosque was established by the great Sultan Mehmud Beghara.The mosque was constructed during the year 1430 AD and it was completely finished during the year 1440 AD. The mosque was named and dedicated to his wife. Rani Roopmati mosque has got some of the impressive domes, galleries and minarets inside it. The galleries are carved and one can witness the mosque being supported with pillars. The dome position in this mosque does illuminate the halls that can be found on the inner art of the mosque. The mosque stands tall and portrays the Hindu-Muslim architecture and stands out from the rest of the mosques that were created in the past generation in India.
Churches in Gandhinagar
Mar Gregorios Orthodox Syrian Church
This church is located in Gandhinagar in the state of Gujarat. It is the holy place that has been made for the Christians and many people from all around India visit this church to get the blessings from Jesus. Recently the church celebrated the feast or the Patron saint during the last week of November 2013.
Alohim Alliance Church
This church is located in Gandhinagar and is said to be the first permanent house for many Christian people in the past generation. During the past generation, Gandhinagar did not have any type of Christian missionary alliance church and this was the very first church that got originated in Gandhinagar. Sixteen different pastors have said to be working hard to reach the total number of church members till date.
Gandhinagar is not only a tourist place, it is a holy place for all types of religions. It has got all religious temples, mosque, churches and Jain temples. This makes the tourists to understand that India is a country that has all types of people living unitedly together. Everyone are said to be very strong in believing their God and they do respect the neighborhood people and the God to which they worship daily. Peace can be found when you are visiting all these holy places in Gandhinagar. Many people are looking for peace in their day to day life. Such peace can be found only through the holy places as it has got a highly positive energy that can make anyone turn into a successful person in their life.