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The Uniqueness of the Swaminarayan Fellowship

Through the inspiration of Bhagwan Shree Swaminarayan, and the power of Bhuj Saints and Bhaktos from all over the world, a magnificent Temple has been constructed using traditional Vedic architectural methods, on the banks of Hamirsar Lake. Since its first brick installation ceremony on 7 May 2003, it has taken 7 years for its completion. Based on a grand podium, the new Temple faces East and is constructed mainly with pure high quality marble. Expanding a 35,000 sq. feet area, this Temple has 7 sky touching pinnacles. It consists of one central dome, 25 minor domes and 258 pillars. The peripheries, which are beautifully carved into the icy marble of Makarana and Ambaji, give it heavenly beauty, serenity and the divine approach to the Temple.

Deities which reside in the Mandir

The Deities that are installed in the New Bhuj Temple are as follows:



Type of Idol 

Pratishtha Date


Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj


20 April 1942


Shree Nar-Narayan Dev


15 May 1827


Shree Harikrishna Maharaj


6 March 1867


Shree Radhakrishna Dev


21 April 1911

South Sukhshayya 

Shree Sahajanand Swami


09 Oct 1848)

North Sukhshaiya

Shree Dharma-Bhakti-Nilkanth


18 May 2010

Parikrama South

Shree Suryanarayan




Shree Ram parivar



Parikrama North

Shree Shesh Shayi Vishnu




Shree Shiv Parivar



North Entry

Shree Hanuman



South Entry

Shree Ganesh




Facts & Figures

Total duration for completion: 7 years
Total time devoted: 600 sculptors and thousands of devotees spending in total over 15 million hours
Total stone: 1,26,000 cubic feet marble in which: 82,000 c.f - Makarana Marble & 44,000 c.f. – Ambaji Marble
Total weight: 12,600 tons
Dimensions: Total area: 35,000 sq. ft. Length: 223 ft. Width: 158 ft. Height: 80 ft. 
Total Pillars: 218, in which 156 are carved 
Total Ceiling (carved): 108 
Total Beams: 360, Carved: 156 
Total Steps: 26, three-side entry staircases 
Garbh Gruh (Inner Temple): 11 
Total Pinnacles (shikhars): 7, Height of main Shikhar: 58 ft. 
Total Domes: 1 Central and 24 others 
Total Samaran:
Total Arches: 223 
Total idols: 64 consisting of - 10 avtaar, 12 digpal, 19 devi-devta, 9 grah, 14 vyaal. 
Parikrama length: 500 ft. 
Golden Kalash: 25, the biggest: 8 ft. - the smallest: 6 inch. 
Main Dhvaj Dand (flag stick): 12.5 ft. long.
Concrete used at base:
Pink stone: 1,06,455 c.f.
Sand: 1,01,450 c.f.
Concrete-gravel: 35,100 c.f.
Fire proof bricks: 1,61,000 pieces

Aside from the primary Temple focal point, BhujDham encompasses a number of accessory buildings:

Ladies Temple

Situated adjacent to the main Temple, this newly constructed grand Temple, with its own altar and assembly hall, allows up to a 1,000 female devotees to sit and pray.

Sabha Mandap

Measuring 120 x 60 foot, the mandap allows 1,500 devotees to sit comfortably and listen to religious discourses daily.

Shree NarNarayan Dev Kothar

The main office situated next to the Sabha Mandap.

Sant Ni Vaas

Residence for approximately 200+ Saints & bhagats, providing them the facilities to meditate, read scriptures and perform bhajan.

Vishranti Bhuvan

Accommodation facilities for travelers, both domestic and international alike. The building encompasses 4 family rooms, 24 double bedrooms, 18 triple bedrooms, 1 female general hall, 1 male general hall and dining hall facilities.

Bhojan hall

Capacity to seat 300 VIPs and 2000 general people together.