Camp Hanuman Temple

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The Shree Camp Hanuman Temple (Hindi: कैंप हनुमान मंदिर) is one of the biggest Hanuman temples of India. It is situated in Ahmedabad Cantonment area in Shahibaug, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. This temple was owned by late smt.Lalitaben Dave and late smt. Shivagangaben Trivedi. Shri Gajanand was employed by them to do Sewa Puja in this temple in or around 1920.In 1952 the original owners handed over the temple for forming a charitable trust named Shri Hanumanji Mandir Camp Trust Ahmedabad. Since then the temple is owned and managed by the Trust,registered under A1427 ahmedabad. Pandit Dwarka Prasad was one of the Pujari. His uncle late Bhagawatpeasad was acting as the managing trustee for this temple. After his death on 14.04.1994 his son Vishnuprasad became managing Trustee.After his death his son Atulbhai is appointed as a trustee, only,since 26.07.2018. Two more trustees are decendents of the original owners of this temple, namely Shri Hemantbhai Vyas and smt.Shobhanaben Trivedi. The temple is owned and managed by the Hanuman Mandir Camp Trust, Ahmedabad where there are 7 trustees at present. Over the above mentioned three, there are: Parthivkumar Adhyaru is Pramukh trustee. Arunbhai Shah is Uppramukh trustee. Noted lawyer shri Sudhir Nanavati is trustee cum legal adviser and noted social worker late shri Lalajibhi Kharawal’s son Shri Lochen Kharawal is a trustee.
Noted visitors have included former Prime Ministers of India Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Smt. Indira Gandhi.

History

Endowed with godly powers, Shree Hanuman was a military leader of the monkey army from Kiskinda, who aided Lord Rama in his quest to retrieve his kidnapped wife Sita from the demon king Ravanna in the Hindu epic tale Ramayana, written by the Hindu sage Valmiki.
The noble monkey warrior is much loved for his humility and wisdom, along with his unlimited strength and power. He is seen as the epitome of selfless devotion as he never took a wife for no other could replace his love for Rama and Sita. When asked to accompany the divine couple to the next world he refused to go as he wished to live in this one for as long as Rama-Sita’s names were praised here by man.