Shri Hari Mandir
Amongst the temples in Saurashtra, Gujarat, Shri Hari Mandir is the labour of love that took eight years to complete. Shri Hari Mandir has been one of the most beautiful, though arduous, vision of Pujya Bhaishri, that was inspired by Pujya Krishnashankar Dadaji who on every visit to Sandipani would mention the need of a temple at Sandipani.
Held up by 66 pillars, measuring 105 feet and, capped by beautifully carved domes and being one of the largest temples in Gujarat, India, it is located between the two famous temples of Dwarka and Somnath. The temple is set amidst a sprawling garden, lush with the delicate smell of flowers.
At night, the interior glows, sending out a golden, warm, and welcoming invitation to all. The amazing details on the pillars would take years to examine in full. Inside the white marble cools the air, while at the same time accentuating the bright colours of the deities and art that adorns the open spaces. The exquisitely arranged offerings of vegetables, fruits and sweets are art in itself and give honour and beauty to the temple.
While the structure is a visual delight, the deities residing within are the personification of Pujya Bhaishri’s faith and devotion.
The deities residing in Shri Hari Mandir are: Shri Lakshmi Narayan Bhagavan, Shri Radha Krishna Bhagavan, Shri Janki Vallabh Bhagavan, Shri Chandramauleshwar Bhagavan, Shri Karunamayi Maa, Shri Ganesh Bhagavan, Shri Hanumanji and Shri Veda Bhagavan. Visit our Deities and Darshan page to read more.
In accordance with Pujya Bhaishri’s vision, the temple provides the Rishikumars of Sandipani practical training in performing rituals and for the Mandir to become an epicentre of culture and spirituality.
How to get there
By Road: The city also has ample state and private bus services from major connections in the state.
By Rail: The city also has a railway station from major connections in the state.
By Air: Porbandar has a domestic airport which has reasonable connectivity to cities in India.