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Bhadaj Temple

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Introduction to Bhadaj Temple

Krishna is the incarnation of Vishnu, a major deity in Hinduism. He helped the Pandavas win the Mahabharata war. Hare Krishna Bhadaj temple is a renowned temple near the science city of Bhadaj in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Its serene ambiance vibrates with divinity. It is managed by ISKCON or the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. The temple is dedicated to Krishna. Bhadaj temple also offers the world-famous program, Akshaya Patra, through which it provides mid-day meals to over a lakh government school children daily.

Legend of Bhadaj Temple

Bhadaj Temple

In July 1966, Srila Prabhupada established ISKCON - the International Society for Krishna Consciousness in New York. He aimed to spread Krishna's consciousness all over the world through ISKCON. In 1967, he started an ISKCON society in San Francisco. He opened ISKCON centers in Boston, Montreal, Berlin, North America, Europe, and India. Srila Prabhupada established 108 temples, gathered five thousand disciples, founded the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, and started a scientific academy (the Bhaktivedanta Institute) and other ISKCON trusts.

The Architecture of the Bhadaj Temple

Hare Krishna Bhadaj Temple is one of the most renowned temples in Ahmedabad. The temple was inaugurated in April 2015 and has been a beacon of spirituality from its origin. The main deity Krishna blesses his devotees with his consort Radha (Sri Sri Radha Madhav), and their statue is mesmerizing. The intricate carvings and designs add to the beauty of the temple's architecture.

The temple campus is huge and calm. The vast space can accommodate thousands of devotees. They can see and enjoy the greenery and garden all around the temple. Bhadaj Temple has a dairy establishment, and pure dairy products are manufactured from the milk their cows provide. Pilgrims always buy pure dairy products from here. Devotees can find many food stalls, and children have ample space to play and enjoy. The temple is crowded in the evening hours during regular days. People fly in from many places during festivals. One can hear continuous chants in the temple, adding to the divine ambiance. The temple prasad or 'Khichadi' is famous. All Krishna lovers consider this temple a must-visit. Spending a few hours in meditation or walking around the temple premises makes devotees feel happy and peaceful. Inside the temple campus, pilgrims can find a large parking area for two and four-wheelers, gift shops, a temple food court, a temple restaurant, a convention hall, a children's park, ATM, and wheel chair facility for disabled persons.

Festivals of Bhadaj Temple

Sri Rama Navami, Sri Krishna Janmashtami, Radhashtami, Sri Gaura Purnima, Narasimha Chaturdashi, Balaram Jayanti, Dussehra, Deepotsava, Gita Jayanti and Nityananda Trayodashi are grandly celebrated in Bhadaj Temple. Srila Prabhupada's disappearance day is observed on November 7.

Benefits of Worshipping at Bhadaj Temple

Worshipping Sri Sri Radha Madhav at the Bhadaj Temple is said to liberate one from the birth and death cycle. It is believed that the sins of a lifetime are washed away, and one becomes pure by worshipping here.

How to Reach Bhadaj Temple
By Road

The nearest bus stop is the Bhadaj Gam bus stop which is a 4 km distance via Hare Krishna Mandir Road.

By Rail

Ambli Road Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Bhadaj Temple at a 9.2 km distance.

By Air

Sardar Patel International Airport, which is 25 km distance from the temple, is the nearest airport via Sardar Patel Ring Road.

Bhadaj Temple timings

The temple remains open from 4:30 am to 1.00 pm and 4.30 pm to 8.15 pm.

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