Jalaram Mandir, Virpur

CategoryHindu Temples

Languages KnownGujarati, Hindi

AddressJalaram Mandir, Virpur, Rajkot, Guajrat.

pincode360980

DistrictRajkot

About Jalaram Mandir, Virpur

History

Shree Jalaram Bapa was born in the year 1799 (i.e. 4-11-1799) in the village Virpur, Gujarat. His mother, Rajbai was very fond of serving sadhus and saints. No sadhu and saint could go from Virpur without receiving the hospitality Rajbai. Shree Jalaram Bapa’s father’s name was Pradhan Thakkar, who was engaged in business. At the tender age of 16, Jalaram Bapa married Virbai, daughter of Thakkar Pragji Somajia. Jalaram Bapa was however not inclined to live household life and to continue to do business with his father. He is mostly engaged in serving sadhus and saints. He separated himself from his father’s business and stayed with his uncle, Valjibhai, who was very fond of Jalaram.

It was obvious that Jalaram Bapa was inclined to completely withdraw from marital life. Fortunately his wife, Virbaima decided to follow the path of Jalaram. So, when Jalaram decided to go for a pilgrimage for holy places, Virbaima followed him. At the age of 18, Jalaram Bapa accepted Shree Bhojalram from Fatehpur as guru and was given a “Guru Malaa and Mantra” in the name of Shree Ram. With blessings of his guru, he started “Sadavrat” a feeding centre, a place where all sadhus and saints as well as the needy could have food any time during 24 hours. Nobody returned from that place without having food. All this he did single handed with Virbaima assisting him. Soon his fame spread as an incarnation of the divine. Whoever come to Virpur, whether Hindu or Muslim was fed by Bapa.

Virpur is a small village about 52 kms from Rajkot and home to Jalaram Bapa temple, built around samadhi of Shri Jalaram Bapa, a much revered saint. Virpur is birth place of Jalaram Bapa. Jalaram Bapa is internationally renowned with NRI community and is a major regional pilgrimage centre.

Famous for

It is the Temple of Shree Jalaram Bappa. There is a Dharamshala which provides accommodation Free of cost. Also, the morning Tea, Lunch & Dinner are provide free for the yatris. The temple is very beautiful with the presence of other Hindu Gods & Goddess.

Must visit the great place of bapajalaram temple free food and not to donation box on temple. Jalaram bapa khichdi is famous.

The idol of Jalaram Bapa is shown as a smiling man holding stick and wearing often a white paghadi and white dhoti-kurta. The deities of his patron deities Rama, Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuman are also mostly found along with his idol.

Best time to Visit

7:00 am to 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm to 8:30pm

Best time to Go

A pilgrim can visit this temple either during the day or in the evening.

Distance of nearest cities

  • Rajkot
    to
    Ahmedabad
    225km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Ambaji
    404km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Amreli
    105km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Bharuch
    365km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Bhavnagar
    178km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Bhuj
    218km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Dahod
    399km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Dwarka
    232km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Gandhinagar
    249km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Himmatnagar
    304km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Jamnagar
    88km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Junagadh
    102km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Mehsana
    299km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Morabi
    324km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Palnpur
    371km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Porbandar
    187km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Saputara
    603km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Somnath
    181km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Surat
    461km
  • Rajkot
    to
    Valsad
    528km

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Public Transport to Go

Nearest bus stand is Virpur and thier inquiry no. is, 02823281540

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

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

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