Sunday, July 10, 2011

PRIME ATTRACTIONS

PRIME ATTRACTIONS

Gandhinagar, Gandhinagar city, Gandhinagar travel Guide, Gandhinagar Travel and Tourism, Gandhinagar toursShamlaji
This famous Vaishnava Shrine is situated at 126 km from Ahmedabad . Akshardham: It is the most famous temple of "Swaminarayan Sect" - the richest sect in the world. The splendid temple of Bhagwan Swaminarayan is built from Rajasthani pink marbles. The temple, 108 feet high, 240 feet in length and 131 feet in breadth took six years to complete. It is surrounded by lush green gardens and admirable fountains.

EXCURSIONS Koba
At a distance of 10 kms from Gandhinagar on the Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar Highway is the village Koba, which has shot into eminence because of its Mahavir Jain Aradhana Kendra, a Jain Temple Institute that carries out research in philosophy and religion. The temple itself is of high aesthetic and artictural value set in lush green environs. Vaijanth Mahadev at Vasan: At a distance of 13 kms from Gandhinagar is the village of Vasan, which is famous for its Shiva Temple believed to be 2000 years old. The temple has seven storeys. The Shiv-Ling is of 'Yoni-ling' type.

There are 24 Shiv-Lingas in the ambulatory path of the temple. From the site, bricks and silver coins of Maitrak period were obtained, which supports the antiquity of this temple. There are some coloured pictures drawn on the ceiling of the 'sabha-mandap' dome depicting Ras-Lila. These paintings are 150 years old according to the scholars.

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