Baps Swaminarayan Temple, Godhra

CategoryReligious Destinations

Languages KnownGujarati, Hindi

AddressBaps Swaminarayan Temple, 101 Ramnagar Society, Ahmedabad Road Godhra, Panchmahal, Guajrat.

pincode389001

DistrictPanchmahal

About Baps Swaminarayan Temple, Godhra

History

Bhagwan Swaminarayan established the Swaminarayan faith and renewed the ideals of Hinduism in 18th century India. He established a spiritual way of life and code of conduct to be followed. ‘Satsang’ is the word used by Bhagwan Swaminarayan’s followers to describe the process of associating with God and the guru to achieve spiritual enlightenment. Literally, ‘sat’ and ‘sang’ in Sanskrit mean ‘association with the truth.’ Bhagwan Swaminarayan’s followers are commonly referred to as ‘satsangis’ as they identify with Swaminarayan satsang.

Satsangis live their daily lives in accordance with a righteous code of conduct, or dharma, which is defined by the Swaminarayan scriptures as well as by the living guru. As explained by the current guru, Pramukh Swami Maharaj, “Paraspar preeti prasaravey te dharma,” which means, “That [code of conduct] which increases love and peace is worthy of being called dharma.”

The central religious tenet for BAPS satsangis is bhakti, or devotion to God. Bhakti, when combined with dharma, gnan (spiritual knowledge), and vairagya (detachment), leads to one becoming an ideal devotee, or an ekantik bhakta. This is achieved in the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha by devoting oneself to God as per the example set by the guru. The guru is the ideal bhakta of God; hence, the guru guides spiritual aspirants on the path to spiritual bliss, a state that he enjoys continuously

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They preserve the religion’s sacred teachings and doctrines. Many cultures and religions have survived for thousands of years because their teachings have been safeguarded in the form of scriptures, passed on from one generation to the next.

Hindu Sanatan Dharma has three scriptures that form the basis of its philosophy and teachings. These are the Upanishads, the Brahma Sutras, and the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita. Together these three are referred to as the Prasthanatrayi, or ‘the three that establish Hindu Dharma.’ All Hindu schools of thought, including the Swaminarayan faith, base their philosophy on these three scriptures.

Within the Swaminarayan Sampraday, the Vachanamrut, the Shikshapatri, and the Swamini Vato set forth the principles and doctrines of Bhagwan Swaminarayan. The Vachanamrut is a compilation of His teachings to the sadhus and followers – a unique compendium of question-and-answer sessions in Gujarati prose. The Shikshapatri is the code of conduct written by Bhagwan Swaminarayan for all His followers – sadhus and lay people. The Shikshapatri is unique for its transparency, written in times when access to knowledge and rules was usually limited to just a few. Swamini Vato is a compilation of the teachings of Aksharbrahman Gunatitanand Swami, which supports the Vachanamrut and clarifies its philosophy.

Best time to Visit

November to February is the good time take visit the temple.

Best time to Go

festive season is the best time to go to temple for outing with friends and family.

Distance of nearest cities

  • Godhra
    to
    Ahmedabad
    136km
  • Godhra
    to
    Ambaji
    312km
  • Godhra
    to
    Amreli
    364km
  • Godhra
    to
    Bharuch
    152km
  • Godhra
    to
    Bhavnagar
    303km
  • Godhra
    to
    Bhuj
    492km
  • Godhra
    to
    Dahod
    78km
  • Godhra
    to
    Dwarka
    550km
  • Godhra
    to
    Gandhinagar
    164km
  • Godhra
    to
    Himmatnagar
    215km
  • Godhra
    to
    Jamnagar
    406km
  • Godhra
    to
    Junagadh
    423km
  • Godhra
    to
    Mahesana
    210km
  • Godhra
    to
    Morabi
    335km
  • Godhra
    to
    Palanpur
    282km
  • Godhra
    to
    porbandar
    505km
  • Godhra
    to
    Saputara
    390km
  • Godhra
    to
    Somnath
    502km
  • Godhra
    to
    Surat
    248km
  • Godhra
    to
    Valsad
    315km

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Public Transport to Go

Nearest bus stand is Godhra and thier inquiry no. is, 02672241923

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

Nearest Airport is Ahmedabad and thier inquiry no. is, 07922869211

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