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Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kalupur


Shri Swaminarayan Temple, Ahmedabad is the first temple of the Swaminarayan Sampraday, a Hindu sect. It is located in Kalupur area of Ahmedabad, the largest city in Gujarat, India. Establishment of the temple was done on Monday, February 24, 1822. The land for construction of this first shrine of Swaminarayan Sampraday, was gifted by the British Imperial Government. The task of constructing this pilgrimage place was entrusted personally by Lord Swaminarayan to Ananandand Swami. This was the first temple of the Swaminarayan Sampraday constructed as per scriptural norms with intricate carving in pure Burma-teak and constructed with sculptural art by depicting deities' episodes, auspicious symbols and religious icons representing axiomatic religion and Indian culture.


The temple is believed to be a valuable cultural heritage in the socio-religious history of Gujarat and India. The installation ceremony of the murti forms in the temple was celebrated in the presence of thousands of pilgrims representing many parts of India. Besides the Gods in the main temple, an idol in the form of a child, Ghanshyam Maharaj has been installed in a place called Akshar Bhavan, where personal items of Swaminarayan have been displayed for viewing by the visitors and devotees. An idol of Ghanshyam Maharaj has been installed in a place called the Rang Mahol in the temple where Swaminarayan stayed during his Ahmedabad visits. Besides the worshipable deities of the main temple, it is also housing the sculptures of Swaminarayan.

Full Address

Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kalupur, Swaminarayan Mandir Road, Kalupur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380001.


Type of Place

  • Temple

Prefered For

  • Couples
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Kids
  • Senior Citizen


  • Ahmedabad Airport.
  • Ahemdabad Railway Station.

Important Information

  • Temple Timings : 5.00 AM and 9.00 PM. Photography : Not Allowed Tel: +91 79 2132170/2136818


  • 1. The deities of the temple as Narnarayan Dev, Radhakrishna Dev, Dharmadev, BhaktiMata and Harikrishna. 2. Aarti of the main deity Nara Narayana Dev. 3. Architectural design and the cleaness is just outstanding here.

Things to Buy

  • Many things can be purchased many small handicrafts with different types of house decorating items can be purchased. Never forget to shop textile when you visit to ahemdabad as ahemdabad is famous for its textile.

Things to Eat

  • Must Try Special Gujarati Thali, which typically consists of Roti, Dal or Kadhi, Rice and Vegetable Curries . You can also try out the famous Khichdi with Chaas (Buttermilk) . Don't Forget to taste different types of kebabs.

Things to enjoy

  • 1. When anyone visits this temple don't miss the aarti its simply amazing and helps to feel refresh. 2. Must enjoy and learn discipline from the members of the temple. 3. Don't forget to enjoy the each and every corner as there are many interesting things other than main deity such as Akshar Bhavan, Rang Mahol, Temple for women and the Haveli.