Swaminarayan Mandir, Tirth Dham, Bhuj, Kutch, Gujrat
|Mandir Name||Shri Swaminarayan Mandir|
|Deity||Lord Nara-Narayana, Swaminarayan and Harikrishna Maharaj|
|Address||Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Tirth Dham, Bhuj, |
Kutch, Gujarat 370001
Daily Schedule & Rituals
◙ Morning Prayer – 5:45 A.M. to 11:20 A.M
◙ Afternoon Prayer – 3:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
◙ Morning Aarti – 5:45 A.M, 7:00 A.M. and 11:20 A.M.
◙ Evening Aarti – 7:00 P.M. and 8:30 P.M.
About Swaminarayan Mandir
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir is a Hindu temple in Bhuj (a Municipality and District Headquarter of Kutch District). This temple (mandir) that was constructed by Swaminarayan, founder of the Swaminarayan Sampraday.
This mandir comes under the Narnarayan Dev Gadi. Senior devotees Gangarambhai jethi Sundarjibhai, Jigneshwarbhai and others from the Bhuj region of Kutch went to Gadhada (a city and a municipality in Botad District of Gujrat) where God Swaminarayan was attending a Fuldol festival. In that festival, the devotees of Bhuj met Swaminarayan and requested him to construct a temple in Bhuj.
God Swaminarayan asked Vaishnavananand Swami ji to proceed with a team of the saints to Bhuj and construct a temple. Vaishnavanand Swami and the accompanying saints went to Bhuj in 1822, camped at the place neighbouring the land of temple drew plans of the temple, complex, executed the plans with minute details and within a short span of one year, they built a temple abode of NarNarayan Dev (avatar of the Lord Vishnu).
God Swaminarayan had graced this temple in the western belt of India and had himself installed the idols of Narnarayan dev and his own form – Harikrishna Maharaj was installed in central sanctum sanctorum of the temple by Acharya Ayodyaprashadji Maharaj. Besides these manifestations of God at the central dome there under the eastern dome, are seated RadhaKrishna Dev, Harikrishna Maharaj ji and in the western dome Ghanshyam Maharaj ji. Roop Chowki – the main square of the inner temple – houses the images of Ganapati ji and Hanuman ji.
Events and Festivals
◙ Ram Navami – Shri Rama Janmotsav
◙ Janmashtami – Shri Krishna Mahotsav