Adalaj Trimandir

About the location: Behold a pink and white marble and sandstone extravaganza as you enter the temple complex. Two dramatic staircases run on either side of the temple building to take you to the first floor, where a large spartan hall has Jain, Shaivite and Vaishnavite idols. The main temple structure is ringed by manicured gardens to relax in. The temple is an ode to the multi-faith concept and is dedicated to Krishna, Shiva and Mahavir with shrines to all three.

Brief History: The founder of the Trimandir is Gnani Purush Dada Bhagwan (November 8, 1908 – January 2, 1988). He was born as Ambalal Muljibhai Patel, and was affectionately known as Param Pujya Dadashri. Dadashri had a massive following in his lifetime, with devotees from all over the world coming to understand the meaning of moksha, the liberation of the soul from the cycle of birth and death.

Architecture : The temple complex covers an area of 40,175 sq ft, while the temple podium is 20,895 sq ft. The entire complex is surrounded by a lush, green garden with benches, as well as a beautiful fountain at the center. The Satsang Hall is on the ground floor of the temple and is 31,861 sq ft.

The temple also has an informative museum and mini-theatre on Gnani Purush Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, around whose vision the Trimandir has been built. His aim was to remove the differences between religions and further to bring religions back to the seat of the Soul. Building a non-sectarian temple was one of the ways that His vision is being fulfilled. The museum has approximately 3,00,000 visitors in a year, and the mini-theatre runs approximately 9,400 shows in Gujarati, Hindi and English, in which there are 2,22,000 viewers.

Within the temple, the idols of Gods of Jainism, Shaivism, and Vaishnavism (along with Gods and Goddesses from other religions) share equal reverence on the same platform. At the center is the idol of Lord Shree Simandhar Swami, which is 155 inches, and is made entirely of marble.

How to get there

By Road: Gujarat has one of the better-developed road networks in India. Ahmedabad is well connected with all major cities and towns by road. Prominent bus stops are located at Gitamandir near Kalupur Railway Station and Paldi. Regular bus services are available by Gujarat state transport buses and private operators to all the major destinations of the state.

By Rail: The main railway station is located in the Kalupur area. This station falls under the prominent national railway circuit and is connected to all major cities of India. If you are on the western side of the Sabarmati river, then you can go to the Gandhigram station near Ashram road to buy your railway tickets easily.

By Air: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel airport at Ahmedabad is an international airport with direct flights to USA, UK, Singapore, Dubai and other international hubs. Numerous domestic flights are also operational from here.

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