Shri Swaminarayan Mandir is a sanctuary complex in Bhuj, Kutch locale, Gujarat which is overseen by Nar Narayan Dev Gadi of the Swaminarayan Sampraday, a group of Hinduism. The introduction function of the sanctuary held from 15 to 23 May 2010.
A quake on 26 January 2001 broke most pieces of the city of Bhuj, including the first Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Bhuj worked by Swaminarayan in 1824. To supplant this, the new sanctuary is worked of just marble and gold. The seat for the symbol of Swaminarayan, the sanctuary arches and entryways are make of gold while the columns and roofs are made of marble. The first focal god pictures of Nar Narayan and Swaminarayan as Hari Krishna were moved from the old sanctuary to the upgraded one alongside those of Radha Krishna, Swaminarayan as Ghanshyam and Sukh Shaiya and others.
The new sanctuary was worked at an expense of 1 billion Indian rupees (100 crore) on 5 sections of land (20,000 squre meters) of land. Made in marble, unpredictable carvings enhance the columns and roof of the most costly sanctuary worked in the Indian province of Gujarat as of late.
An enormous number of individuals went to the initial function of the sanctuary including those from abroad, including from Joined Realm and different pieces of Africa. As indicated by a gauge by an individual from the Bhuj Hoteliers’ Relationship, as of October 2009, 75% of the lodgings in Bhuj had been reserved for the period during which the initial function is planned to occur. To oversee flood of vehicles, Celebration ground and Khasda ground, the two greatest grounds in Bhuj will be utilized for leaving courses of action. Sanctuary specialists are expecting around 500,000 guests during this period.
A 3-D film, the first of its sort on the life and lessons of Swaminarayan named ‘Sahajanand’ was screened as a piece of the initial festivals of the sanctuary. Shot by S3D cameras, it is professed to be the first of its sort in Quite a while.