Hanuman temple, Sarangpur

Hub(s) : Rajkot

Geographical & Political

Altitude: m Below sea level
Rainfall: cms
Lattitude: 23.042917    Longitude: 72.515625

General

Zone - Saurastra, Hub - Rajkot, District - Botad

Shri Hanuman Mandir, Sarangpur is a Hindu temple located in Sarangpur, Gujarat and comes under the Vadtal Gadi of the Swaminarayan Sampraday. It is the only Swaminarayan Temple which does not have the Murtis of either Swaminarayan or Krishna as the Primary deity of worship. It is dedicated to Hanuman in the form of Kastbhanjan (Crusher of sorrows)

Background

This temple is among the more prominent ones in the Swaminarayan Sampraday. The idol of Hanuman was installed by Sadguru Gopalanand Swami. According to author Raymond Williams, it is reported that when Sadguru Gopalanand Swami installed the idol of Hanuman, he touched it with a rod and the idol came alive and moved.

How to get there

By road: The village is about 153 km. away from Ahmedabad. To visit this place in during the early morning, 10:30 pm & 12:30 pm buses run from and to Ahmedabad.

By rail: Nearest Railway station is Ahmedabad. Ahmedabad Junction railway station is the main railway station of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. It is also the biggest and busiest railway station within Gujarat. It is the second-highest income generating division in Western Railways after the Mumbai Division. Ahmedabad Junction is the primary station of rail transport for the city of Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat, India and an important center of the Western Railways zone of the Indian Railways. Locally, people refer to it as Kalupur Station to distinguish it from other stations in the city like Gandhigram, Asarva, Sarkhej, Vastrapur, Chandlodia,Vatva, Maninagar and Sabarmati Junction. It serves trains that connect Ahmedabad to different parts of Gujarat, as well as major Indian cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Trivandrum, Ajmer, Dhanbad, Daltonganj, Jaipur and Indore.

By air: Nearest Airport is Ahmedabad Airport. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport is an international airport serving the cities of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar in Gujarat, India. The airport is located in Hansol, 9 km (5.6 mi) north of central Ahmedabad. It is named after Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the first Deputy Prime Minister of India. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport is Indias eighth busiest airport with an average of 110 aircraft movements a day. The airport is a focus city for several Indian carriers, including Air India, Jet Airways, Jet Lite, Blue Dart,Go Air, Kingfisher Airlines, Indigo, and SpiceJet.