EME Temple

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EME Temple
Geography
CountryIndia
StateGujarat
LocationVadodara
Culture
SanctumDakshinamurty (Shiva)
Architecture
ArchitectureModern architecture
History
Date built1966
CreatorIndian Army

The EME Temple or "Dakshinamurty Temple" is a Shiva Temple run by Indian Army Authorities in the city of Vadodara in the state of Gujarat, western India. It is a unique in concept & design, geodesic structure covered with aluminium sheets. It was built by the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (EME) corps of the Indian Army. This temple is a major attraction for both tourist and devotees. It is one of its kind in the world.[1]

Significance[edit]

This temple is a symbol of secularism in the country as it displays various features of different major religions of India.[2]

- The kalasha (Sanskrit: कलश; kalaśa, meaning "pot" made of a metal, commonly brass, copper, silver or gold) on the top of the dome represents Hinduism.

- The Dome is built according to Islamic architecture.

- The Tower beneath which, the idol of Lord Dakshinamurty is situated represents Christianity

- The Golden top of the tower is according to Buddhist principles.

- The Entrance of the temple is built according to Jain religious tradition.

- The fire in the temple represents Zoroastrianism.

The lord Ganesha idol place near lord Shiva has been brought from mahabalipuram. There is pure silver arch behind lord Shiva's idol, engraved with 'om namah shivay' on it.

Schedule[edit]

Temple opens at 5:30 AM for general public. Devotees can also experience sculpture art of 7th century to 15th century. Landscape inside temple is very beautiful and well maintained by Indian Army. [3]

Coordinates: 22°19′53″N 73°11′31″E / 22.3314°N 73.1920°E / 22.3314; 73.1920

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