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Address: Kalupur, Ahmedabad, India
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Lord Swaminarayan first came to Amdavad as Nilkanth Varni in 1799 staying at Lake Kankaria. He visited the city many times, often celebrating the festival of Fuldol here. He... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Lord Swaminarayan first came to Amdavad as Nilkanth Varni in 1799 staying at Lake Kankaria. He visited the city many times, often celebrating the festival of Fuldol here. He frequently bathed in the River Sabarmati, passing en-route, through a fruit orchard in the area known as Shahibaug. Lord Swaminarayan built the first ever Swaminarayan mandir in the Kalupur area of... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Beautiful place to be in, especially the museum needs to be visited, a must see if you are in Ahmedabad although it is near Gandhinagar

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This temple is a wonderful shrine as well as an architectural beauty. It is free of the commercialism of the usual Akshardham temples built in honour of Shri Swaminarayan, and hence has a peaceful and holy appearance. Worth many visits even if you do not belong to their religious sect.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have been many times and always marvel at the wonderful architecture of the temple and the great way that the temple is organized and set up for visitors. It truly is beautiful , I have heard much about the Light and water show, but was a bit disappointed with it. It was well done but not very interesting unless... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had been to this place as a part of heritage walk. The architecture of the building is bright and colorful, but they have a very bad practice which is not at all appreciated in this century. The males are allowed to stand in the front line while the ladies are strictly avoided to see the deity from the front... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Liked: The divinity and the architecture. One should know about the Arti(the ritual) timings so that one can get a beautiful darshan(view) of the God without any hindrance.The mandir has its own Arti schedules like any other temple.

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Kohima, Nagaland, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Even for an atheist like me, the experience was good. As I have already shared in another review, the presentation is really nice. especially the small museum just beneath the main temple complex and not to forget the after dark show that is marvelous and probably one of its kind in India.

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Sibsagar, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The Mandir has an aura of spirituality and we enjoyed the visit as we experienced a tranquil feeling.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The construction of the mandir is really brilliant.The best part of it is its area and cleanliness .So many people are doing their duties restlessly and keeping the mandir clean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

There are various Swaminrayan Mandirs but we visited BAPS Swaminrayan Mandir in Shahibag. It was divine as we attended a ceremony. The drums and bells created a divine atmosphere. Food shop outside is lovey too. Try their cakes.. Delicious.

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