Akshar Swaminarayan Temple, Gondal

CategoryReligious Destinations

Languages KnownGujarati, Hindi

AddressAkshar Swaminarayan Temple, Yogiji Maharaj Road, Gondal, Rajkot, Gujarat.

pincode360311

DistrictRajkot

About Akshar Swaminarayan Temple, Gondal

History

Gunatitanand Swami, who was one of the most important sadhus in Swaminarayan Hinduism and regarded as the first successor of Swaminarayan by members of the Bochsanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS), died on 19 October 1866 and his funeral rites were performed on the banks of the river Gondali in Gondal, Gujarat in India. The shrine commemorates the site of his cremation.

On the morning of a Devpodhi Ekadashi, Gunatitanand Swami is said to have appeared before a senior devotee by the name of Narayanji Maharaj of Virsad in a dream and commanded him to build a three-spired shikharbaddha mandir in Gondal at the site of the Deri. Following this dream, Narayanji Maharaj along with three of his disciples Shankarbhai Amin, Haribhai Amin, and Bhikhabhai Shukla went to Gondal, where they requested Bhagvat Singh, the maharaja of the princely state of Gondal, for the land surrounding the Akshar Deri. Bhagvat Singh agreed to sell the land for the temple and set three conditions for its construction: first the temple should be completed in three years; second, the Akshar Deri should be kept intact; and third, no less than 1,000,000 rupees should be spent on the project.

Famous for

Akshar Deri is visited by hundreds of thousands of people from throughout the world. Devotees offer prayers, prostrations and perform circumambulations for spiritual elevation, fulfillment of mundane desires and relief from miseries. It is a divine and holy place of pilgrimage in the Swaminrayan Sampraday.

On 23-5-1934 Brahmaswarup Shastriji Maharaj, the 3rd successor of Bhagwan Swaminarayan, built a beautiful 3-shikhar mandir above the Akshar Deri and consecrated the murtis of Akshar and Purushottam. The history of how the Akshar Deri and the mandir was built and its glory and significance in as follows.

Best time to Visit

Darshan: 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon 3.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Best time to Go

Day to Evening 8:00 am to 9:00 pm

Distance of nearest cities

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Nearest bus stand is Gondal and thier inquiry no. is, 02825220096

Nearest Railway Station is Gondal and Indian Railway Inquiry no. is, 139

Nearest Airport is Rajkot and thier inquiry no. is, 02812451849

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