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This article is about the town in Botad district. For the village in Gir Somnath district, see Gir Gadhada.
Gadhada is located in Gujarat
Gadhada is located in India
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 21°58′N 71°34′E / 21.97°N 71.57°E / 21.97; 71.57Coordinates: 21°58′N 71°34′E / 21.97°N 71.57°E / 21.97; 71.57
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Botad district
Elevation 104 m (341 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 26,751
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration GJ

Gadhada (or, now rarely Gadhpur) is a city and a municipality in Botad district in the state of Gujarat, India. Gadhada is situated at bank of River Ghela.


Gadhada is located at 21°58′N 71°34′E / 21.97°N 71.57°E / 21.97; 71.57.[1] It has an average elevation of 104 metres (341 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[2] Gadhada had a population of 26,751. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Gadhada has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 70%, and female literacy is 54%. In Gadhada, 16% of the population were under 6 years of age.


Gadhada is well connected by roads to the cities of Gujarat. Regular bus service and private vehicles are available from Ahmedabad and other big cities of Gujarat. There's no rail track passing through the town. To reach Gadhada by train, you may get down at Botad or Ningala in Ahmedabad - Bhavnagar track. Connecting bus service to Gadhada is available from both these stations.


The BAPS Swaminarayan Hindu Temple in Gadhada is one of the one of six temples which was made under the supervision of Lord Swaminarayan himself.[3] Whilst bathing in the holy waters of the River Ghela, Shastriji Maharaj often used to turn in the direction of the hillock and say: “I see a huge 3-spired mandir here.” and The Lord Swaminarayan at Spurs Temple vowed to do.

The Swaminarayan Temple in Gadhada is regarded as one of the important places of pilgrimage for followers of the Swaminarayan sect, as Swaminarayan spent more than 27 years of his life in Gadhada.

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