Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, is the most popular and attractive temple of Hindu dharama in Bhuj Gujarat. That is a very beautiful palace or temple, its look out of expectation to you. This is a best tourist place of Gujarat India. Shree Swaminarayan Mandir located in Bhuj Gujarat, that was constructed by Swaminarayan, founder of the Swaminarayan Sampraday.
Through the inspiration of Bhagwan Shree Swaminarayan, and the power of Bhuj Saints and Bhaktos from all over the world, a magnificent temple has been constructed using traditional Vedic architectural methods, on the banks of Hamirsar Lake. Since its first brick installation ceremony on May 2003, it has taken seven years for its completion. Based on a grand podium, the new temple faces East and is constructed mainly with pure high quality marble.
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Expanding in 35,000 sq. feet area, this Temple has touching seventh sky pinnacle. It consists of one central dome, 25 minor domes and 258 pillars. The peripheries, which are beautifully carved into the icy marble of Makrana and Ambaji, give it heavenly beauty, serenity and the divine approach to the temple.
An earthquake on 26 January 2001 was shattered the mostly parts of the city Bhuj, including the original temple Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Bhuj, construct by Lord Swaminarayan in 1823. The first Swaminarayan Sampraday temple was construct in 1823. To replace this, new temple is construct of only marble and gold. The throne for the idol of Swaminarayan, the temple domes and doors are made of gold while the pillars and ceilings are made of marble. The original central deity images of Nar Narayan and Swaminarayan in the form of Hari Krishna were moved from the old temple to the new one along with those of Radha Krishna, Swaminarayan in the form of Ghanshyam and Sukh Shaiya and others.
The new temple was construct at a cost of one billion, on five acres land. Made in marble, intricate carvings adorn the pillars and ceiling of the most expensive temple built in the Indian state of Gujarat recently.