Temple Details

Kalupur Swaminarayan Mandir   Ahmedabad

About Kalupur Swaminarayan Mandir

This temple is the first temple of the Swaminarayan sect to have been built. In 1822, the land was given by the British government to do so, and Swaminarayan himself entrusted the responsibility for the construction of the temple to Ananandanand Swami.

The temple is carved in Burmese teak, and every arch and bracket is painted with bright colors, a defining characteristic of Swaminarayan temples everywhere. There are several idols installed by Swaminarayan himself, as well as a display of some of his personal items and sculptures. In the adjoining haveli, there are quarters for pilgrims of the sect, a special section for women, and an area where ceremonies and teaching sessions are held for women only. Located near Kalupur in the eastern part of the old city, the Swaminarayan Temple is a splash of color in the midst of the city’s grey and is also the starting point for the Heritage Walk through the pols of the old city.

How to reach By Air: The nearest airport is Ahmedabad International Airport, which is approximately 10 km away from Kalupur.
How to reach By Rail: The nearest railway station is Kalupur. There are many trains available from all over Gujarat.
How to reach By Bus or Road: The nearest Bus station is Kalupur and Gita Mandir. You can easily reach to the Swaminarayan Temple at Kalupur by taking local Buses or by hiring taxis and auto from anywhere in Gujarat.


Wooden carving and god idols, bright coloured carved sculptures of pillars

First temple of Ahmedabad created by Lord Swaminarayan