Friday, 3 July 2015

Ahmedabad Attraction: Swaminarayan Temple






Ahmedabad is the fifth largest city and seventh largest metropolition area in India. Ahmedabad is the city that never stop! Once you visit Ahmedabad, You will surely want to visit again. Swaminarayna Temple is one of the place of which tourist would like to visit.  

The Swaminarayan Sampraday is divided into two Gadis - NarNarayan Dev Gadin and LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi. Swaminarayan Temple is headquarter of NarNarayan Dev Gadi. It is the structure of 19th century. Temple sculptured by Hindu gods and goddesses with their lavish dress.

Central Gateway
The central gate of the swaminarayan temple is amazing and arty. It epitomise local, Marathi, rajasthani, gujarati, regional and british styles architecture and sculpture. The amazing fact is this gate construction was done without measurement.   

Nar Narayan Temple
This is the soul of the temple. It is constructed with sculptural art by depicting idols periods, auspicious symbols and religious icons representing axiomatic religion and Indian culture.

Akshar Bhavan
There is an idol form of child, Ganshyam Maharaj with magnificent white marbles. Visitors also enjoyed personal items of Swaminarayan.

Rang Mahol
It represent Finest specimen Wooden art sculpturing of Gujarat. This makes an idol of Ghanshyam Maharaj more striking.

Temple for women
This temple is a residency of the yogi women. This mansion is decorated with chandeliers, suspended lamps and large mirrors, adorned with carvings in geometrical designs and a variety of flower and creeper motifs.  

Haveli (North)
The mansion itself rests on octagonal and square wooden pillars. There are a total of 12 such pillars, which depict scenes such as a Maratha warrior fighting under the Rani of Jhansi in guise of Durga the Hindu goddess, Indian leader Tatya Tope in the guise of Narsimha, the lion headed form of Vishnu, Sculptures of animals, birds and flowers.

Haveli (East)
This mansion is two storeyed. Sculptures of animal heads, flowers and creepers are carved on the wooden pillars of the portico on the ground floor. The first and second floors house a Sanskrit and music school as well as residence for saints.