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Address: Kalupur, Ahmedabad, India
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Traditional Stone Hindu Mandir (Temple)

Wonderful architecture with beautiful images of Gods (Murtis). Excellent shop of Publications, CDs, DVDs, Worship items. Many Sadhus including English speaking to help spiritual... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Mumbai
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

No words to describe this awesome place. See it to believe it. Must stop here if you are in Ahmadabad. Not to be missed. Huge place in the city. Very peaceful. More such quite places needed. Only veg food available.

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Dehradun, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It is like naam bade aur darshan chote. The thing which is the most dislike is the showbiz of security and no water to wash ur hands. the food quality in the eatries is average.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Wonderful architecture with beautiful images of Gods (Murtis). Excellent shop of Publications, CDs, DVDs, Worship items. Many Sadhus including English speaking to help spiritual progress.

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Bangalore
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24 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Pune
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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London
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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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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