Salangpur, Gujarat

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Sarangpur
સાળંગપુર
Salangpur
village
Sarangpur is located in Gujarat
Sarangpur
Sarangpur
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 22°14′N 71°44′E / 22.233°N 71.733°E / 22.233; 71.733Coordinates: 22°14′N 71°44′E / 22.233°N 71.733°E / 22.233; 71.733
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Ahmedabad
Population (2007)
 • Total 3,000
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 382451
Vehicle registration GJ-01
Nearest city Bhavnagar
Literacy Around 30%

Sarangpur is a village in the Ahmedabad district in the state of Gujarat, India, and its name is also often pronounced, "Salangpur". Sarangpur is very famous throughout India for the historic Shri Kashtabhanjan Hanumanji Temple located in the village.

Sarangpur is also renowned for its BAPS Shri Swaminarayan shikharbaddha mandir, built in 1916 by Shri Shastriji Maharaj (Shastri Yagnapurushdas) which is the second highest temple in Gujarat at exactly 108 feet (108 being an auspicious number within the Swaminarayan Sampraday). It is a headquarters and training hub for newly enrolled sadhus (monks).

BAPS Swaminarayan Temple - Sarangpur

In Gujarati, 'Sarang' means Peacock. "Sarangpur" - a place where peacocks live. You would find lot of peacocks in the beautiful gardens of the BAPS Swaminarayan temple. Every year thousands of devotees gather at the temple to celebrate Holi - the festival of colors.

The village is small and lies at the border of Ahmedabad district and the nearest city is Botad. The village has a population of around 3000. The various castes are Patel (Leuva patel), Darbar (Kshatriya), Rajput, Darji, Kumbhar, Harijan, Bharvad, Koli etc.

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.