Famous Hindu Temples of Gujarat
In India Gujarat is a state that magnetizes many tourists from all over the world as it is vibrant state of western India. The architectural beauty of Gujarat temples captures millions of pilgrims to visit this place. The western Indian state of Gujarat invites a number of visitors from across the world as it is one of India’s industrialized states.
Gujarat state is bordered with neighboring country on its West Pakistan and is bounded by Indian states such as Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra. Gujarat is one of the most diverse states in India With various temples abode of the various gods and goddesses. A visit to these sacred places in Gujarat fills with devotion and love for the Almighty.
Famous temples of Gujarat:
Bala Hanuman Temple
Parsi Fire Temple
Bhrigu Rishi Temple
The Akshardham Temple is located in the capital city at Gandhinagar in Gujarat state. The main feature of Akshardham Temple is it educates enshrines with Lord Swaminarayan. It is an elaborately carved building constructed with pink sandstone with great creativity. The temple was built to tribute to the birth bicentenary of His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj.
India’s biggest and ancient Hindu pilgrimage place is Dwarkadhish Temple located at Ambaji town in Gujarat which is referred as Swarna Dwarka because of its richness. Dwaraka city is known all over the world with its Dwarkadhish temple enshrined with ‘Lord of Dwaraka’ Lord Krishna. This Dwarkadhish temple is also known as the Jagat Mandir or the temple of the world. The Dwarkadhish temple was built over 1400 years ago.
The Sun Temple in Gujarat enshrines Lord Sun with its reminiscence of art and architecture. The Sun temple is one of the finest Hindu temples in Gujarat, built by the great Solanki dynasty. The Konark Sun temple in Orissa temple is similar to the Sun temple in Gujarat. The Sun temple is the appropriate venue for Dance festival conducted in January every year. The exterior of the sun temple are carved showing demons and evolving gods.
The Somnath Temple is located in Junagadh district of Gujarat. This Somnath Temple enshrines deity Lord Shiva which is very significant in its construction. The Somnath temple is one of the twelve most sacred shrines where people cannot resist visiting to this temple. The Somnath temple contains the Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva. Somnath temple was rebuilt and destroyed eight times.
Swaminarayan Temple is located in the old Ahmedabad city in Gujarat. The Swaminarayan Temple looks like grand haveli with glorious, multicoloured, woodcarved.
Bala Hanuman Temple :
The Bala Hanuman Temple is located in the southeastern side of the Ranmal lake. The Bala Hanuman Temple earned a place in the Guiness Book of World Records.
The Chaumukh temple in Gujarat is four-faced with its largest Khartarvase tuk on the northern ridge. It was constructed by a rich banker of Ahmedabad named Devaraj in 1618 A.D. The Hindu shrine Chaumukh temple has entrances from all the four sides to the antarala. There are about ten recesses which are meant for the images of Teerthankars. The pillars supporting the verandah are richly carved with flowered patterns, while the bracket capitals support musicians and dancing figures
Ambaji temple in Gujarat is located at Ambaji town, in the Banaskantha district. The Ambaji temple enshrines the Mother Goddess Ambe Mata. Ambaji temple is a popular pilgrim place for Hindus is considered as one of the Shakti Peethas in India.
Girnar temple in Gujarat is one of the holiest place. Girnar temple is located near Junagadh in Ahmedabad. Girnar temple is a holy place for both Hindus and Jains.
Parsi Fire Temple:
The Parsi Fire Temples spread the message that fire is one of the important elements of our life. In Parsi religion it is believe that there is a ceaseless battle between good (Ahura Mazda) and evil (another God). The temple does not have complex structure yet its simplicity attracts many tourists.
Bhrigu Rishi Temple:
Bhrigu Rishi Temple in Gujarat is located in Bharuch on the banks of river Narmada. Maharishi Bhrigu attained sainthood by reaching at a balance between wisdom and activity in his life.
Gangeshwar Temple in Gujarat enshrines lord Shiva and lingam. Gangeshwar Temple is lulled by the crystal clear waves of the sea the five well-defined lingas are worshipped by the devotees. It is believed that Pandavas has brought these lingas into existence during their secret stay in the jungle.
Ranchhodraiji Temple is located in Dakor major commercial center in the Kheda district of Gujarat. The small shrine of the initial Ranchhodraiji Temple has now been enclosed in a huge complex.