Vadtal

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Vadtal
village
Vadtal is located in Gujarat
Vadtal
Vadtal
Vadtal is located in India
Vadtal
Vadtal
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 22°35′N 72°52′E / 22.59°N 72.87°E / 22.59; 72.87Coordinates: 22°35′N 72°52′E / 22.59°N 72.87°E / 22.59; 72.87
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Kheda
Founded by Sarvopari Swaminarayan
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration GJ
Website gujaratindia.com

Vadtal is the supreme pilgrim centre of swaminarayan sampraday in the Kheda district of Gujarat, India. It is a location of famous Swaminarayan's temple.[1] "Gomti" ("Gomati") is a Holy lake in Vadtal.

Vadtal is also a railway terminus. A 14 mile long broad gauge line was opened in 1929 connecting it with Anand. Benefitting pilgrims visiting the Swaminarayan Temple.[2]

In 2011, ONGC announced that it would begin drilling operations in Vadtal in search of oil and gas. Its previous exploration in 2007 in Vadtal had found an oil field, which it is developing.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.vadtal.com
  2. ^ Gujarat State Gazetteers: Kheda. Gujarat, India: Directorate of Govt. Print., Stationery and Publications, Gujarat State. 1977. p. 424. 
  3. ^ "ONGC drilling operations to find oil, gas in Vadtal". The Times of India. 23 February 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2012.