Shri Swaminarayan Mandir was once an iconic temple in Bhuj, Kutch district, Gujarat. In 2001, an earthquake struck the region and this temple was shattered. So, a new place was built and it was inaugurated in 2010 amid massive fanfare and celebrations. The new temple is built entirely of gold and marble and it’s nothing less than an architectural gem. The temple is managed by a sect of Hinduism, Nar Narayan DevGadi of the Swaminarayan Sampraday.
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir is a popular and unique temple with domes and doors made of gold while the ceilings and pillars of marble. The new temple is on an area of 5 acres and it was built at an estimated cost of 100 crore Indian rupees. Which makes it perhaps the most expensive temple in Gujarat state. The pillars and ceilings look beautiful due to intricate carvings of marble.
The opening ceremony of the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir was a lavish affair befitting to the stature and popularity of the temple. People from all parts of the world took part in the ceremony which shows the kind of significance it enjoys worldwide. So, if you ever happen to be in Bhuj, take some time out to enjoy the pomp and splendor of this magnificent temple for sure.