Salangpur, Gujarat

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Sarangpur
સાળંગપુર
Sarangpur
village
Sarangpur is located in Gujarat
Sarangpur
Sarangpur
Sarangpur is located in India
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 Botad
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%
Website gujaratindia.com

Sarangpur is a village in the Botad 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 and BAPS Swaminarayan Temple located in the village.

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 families 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.

Temples[edit]

Shri Kashtabhanjan Hanumanji

Shri Hanuman Mandir, Sarangpur is a Hindu temple located in Sarangpur, Gujarat and comes under the Vadtal Gadi of the Swaminarayan Sampraday. It is the only Swaminarayan Temple which does not have the Murtis of either Swaminarayan or Krishna as the Primary deity of worship.[1] It is dedicated to Hanuman in the form of Kastbhanjan (Crusher of sorrows).[2]

Smuthi mandirs of Shastri Yagnapurushdas and Pramukh Swami Maharaj, who succeeded Yagnapurushdas are also located near BAPS mandir.

Sarangpur is also renowned for its BAPS Shri Swaminarayan shikharbaddha mandir, built in 1916 by 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).

In Gujarati, 'Sarang' means peacock. "Sarangpur" - a place where peacocks live. There are 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.

Shree Swaminarayan temple at Kundal is located about 10 km easterly to Sarangapur, close to highway. This complex is very big and serene.

Shree Swaminarayan temples at [Botad] are also popular, which is located 10 km westerly to Sarangapur.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raymond Brady Williams (2001). An introduction to Swaminarayan Hinduism. Cambridge University Press. pp. 128, 96. Retrieved May 14, 2009. 
  2. ^ Philip Lutgendorf (2007). Hanuman's tale. Oxford University Press US. p. 248. Retrieved May 14, 2009. 

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