Jagannath Temple :
Jagannath Temple is an ancient Vaishnavite temple situated at Jamalpur in Ahmedabad District of Gujarat. This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna as the presiding deity. Other deities include Balram and Subhadra.
The highlight of this temple is the annual rath yatra which is observed here with great pomp and splendor in July. Every year in the month of June/July a massive procession is taken out from the Jagannath temple. It is known as 'Rath Yatra' and is similar to the one at Puri Jagannath temple. The chariots carrying the idols of Lord Jagannath (Krishna), Balram and Subhadra are quite impressive. The decorated elephants, gymnasts, acrobats, saints and devotees from all walks of life join the procession of the Rath Yatra.
Jagannath Temple is within a short distance from Ahmedabad city. The nearest railway station is Ahmedabad Junction Railway Station .
The ISKCON temple in Ahmedabad is located close to the Gujarat Samachar Press. It is a temple dedicated to Lord Krishna and his consort Radha. It is also known as the Hare Krishna temple. ISKCON stands for International Society for Krishna Consciousness. The society was established in 1966 by Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and is also known as the Hare Krishna movement. It has more than 350 centres, 60 rural communities, 50 schools and 60 restaurants worldwide.
The temple has huge halls which are illuminated with grand looking chandeliers. The interiors are quite spacious and as regards the exteriors, the campus is filled with large number of flowering trees and plants. The temple has a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere and the devotees who come to the temple are supposed to maintain the silent and peaceful atmosphere of the temple premises. Prayer sessions are held here in the mornings and evenings. The prayer ceremonies are accompanied with chanting of religious songs called 'kirtans'. The temple hosts two main festivals- Janmashtami (birthday of Lord Krishna) and Nand Mahotsav (the day following Krishna's birthday). On Janmashtami Day, the entire temple is illuminated and lavishly decorated. 'Mangal Aarti' is held in the evening which is attended by a large number of people. Flowers, fruits, incense and sweets are offered to the deities on this day and there are discourses from the Bhagvad Gita- the holy book of the Hindus. Nand Mahotsav is celebrated the day after Janmashtami. On this day thousands of devotees throng the temple premises to offer their prayers. The temple arranges for lunch for the devotees on this auspicious occasion.
Bhadrakali Temple :
Bhadrakali Temple of Ahmedabad is situated inside the famous Bhadra Fort. The Bhadrakali Temple of Ahmedabad was constructed during the rule of Aazam Khan. The Bhadrakali Temple in Ahmedabad was believed to be built by the Marathas in the medieval India. Bhadrakali Temple in Ahmedabad is dedicated to the goddess Bhadrakali. Goddess Bhadrakali is worshiped by its devotee to acquire prosperity and wealth. Being one of the cogent deity in Hindu pantheon, the Bhadrakali Temple at Ahmedabad is visited by hordes of devout from across the country throughout the year. The goddess of the Bhadrakali Temple at Ahmedabad is worshiped during the famous Navaratri Festival in Ahmedabad. During the Navaratri Festival, which is considered as the major festival of the city, the Bhadrakali Temple is thoroughly decorated. The nine days festival is celebrated with great pomp and show in the temple premises. During this period, the Bhadrakali Temple witnesses thousands of tourists thronging in the Bhadrakali Temple to worship, dance in colorful outfits and enjoy the festival. Ahmedabad Bhadrakali Temple is worth visiting during this festival of song and dance. You will enjoy by dancing to the tunes of traditional music or eat hearty food if you visit the Bhadrakali Temple of Ahmedabad during this time.
Camp Hanuman Temple :
Camp Hanuman is one of the biggest Hanuman temples of India. It is situated in Ahmedabad Cantonment area in Shahibaug, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. This temple was established by Pandit Gajanan Prasad around 100 years ago. From that time this temple has gained immense popularity. Former Prime Ministers of India Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee & Smt. Indira Gandhihave made visits to this temple.
Popularly called 'Camp Naa Hanuman', this is a temple in dedidation to Hanumanji, the Monkey God. It is named so as it is situated in the military camp area. The temple is very well visited especially on saturdays. The walls and ceilings of the temple are painted with several instances of the Hind epic Ramayana, which highlights the role of Lord Hanuman in Ramayana. Here's where you get a chance to read Hanuman Chalisa in big letters.
Swaminaryan Temple :
The Swaminarayan temple is located in Kalupur in Ahmedabad. It is believed to be the first ever Swaminarayan temple to be built. The interiors and exteriors of the temple have been adorned with typical Gujarati designs and has beautifully decorated domes and galleries . There are lush green lawns outside the temple which accentuate its beauty. On the southern side of the Temple there are nine tombs which are popularly known as 'Nau Gaz Pir' or Nine Yard Saints.
Vaishnodevi Temple :
This temple is placed around few kilometers from Ahmedabad is one of the prominent attraction to the town. Situated in the city limits, Vaishno Devi temple in Ahmedabad is a popular shrine among not only the devotees but also the tourists. It's strategic location on Ahmedabad - Gandhinagar road gains it huge crowds all round the year. A true replica of the famed temple in Jammu and Kashmir, this lovely shrine also depicts Vaishno Devi as the principle deity. The only difference between the two is that the latter can be visited with in a couple of hours. The uphill path towards the temple houses so many garden restaurants and so if you embark your trip with in a vehicle, you can have your dinner there and it would be a nice day for your entire family.
Manav Mandir is a lotus shaped, pink temple erected by the Ashirvad society and is located at Cinema Road. It is also known as Kamal Mandir. The presiding deity of the temple is Mataji also known as Ambaji - the source of Shakti-Spiritual energy. It is a 53cm high white coloured idol. The temple has a simple and low-built structure without any ancient workmanship. People come to this temple for worship on the first and fifteenth day of the month and also on Sundays Darshan is open to visitors from
Morning 6.00am to 12.30 noon and from 3.00pm to 9.30pm.
The Arti timings are 7.00am and 7.00pm.
During the Navaratri festival (September-October) special prayer programmes and yagna are performed.
Ahmedabad city is located in the state of Gujarat, in the western part of India. Ahmedabad lies along the Sabarmati River. Ahmedabad is 440 km north of Mumbai.Ahmedabad is associated with the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi, the apostle of peace and non violence. Ahmedabad is renowned as a textile and commercial center of India and known to be the 'Manchester of India'.Ahmedabad is considered as the leading business city of the Gujarat and of country as well.
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