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Amar Dham Ahmedabad Address: Amarapur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 382735, India
Ahmedabad is a vibrant city which is full of sightseeing and tourist wonders that one should not miss on their Ahmedabad tour. Apart from various parks, gardens, and shopping places, the city has some magnificent temples and ashrams. These are not just frequented by devotees from all over the country but by tourists who wish to see some architectural delights and are looking for a place that reflects serenity.
There are several ashrams in Ahmedabad like the Sabarmati Ashram which is well known all over the world but then there are other ashrams here which are equally magnificent and are the lesser-known gems of the city. Amar Dham is one such place that must be visited if you wish to relax and calm your senses, away from the hustle and bustle of the city life and its cacophony.
History of Amar Dham
Amar Dham was built by Yogi Lalbapa in the year 1972. He was a wandering yogi till he came to Hathijan which is where Amar Dham is and rested for a while under a tree. That is when he was inspired to stay here for a while. The Thakor community of Hathjian requested Lalbapa to make the place his permanent abode and that is how the ashram Amar Dham came into being.
The ashram has several parts to it such as Guru Gadi, Bhojanalay, Naklank Darbar, Guest House, Gaushala, Gebi Satsang Hall, Lalbapa Samadhi Sthal and several smaller temples in the premises. This ashram is based on the fundamental principle of ‘Satya Sanatan Dharma’ which was given by Ramdevji Bhagwan. Devotees believe that he was an incarnation of Lord Krishna.
The underlying tenet of this principle is that we must not differentiate between people based on their religion and caste. This principle takes into its fold people from sects, cultures, religions, and castes, without expecting them to give up their faith. It is the reason why anyone can visit this ashram, participate in the activities and have the Mahaprasad (blessed food) of Harihar. The ashram has a motto ‘Seva, Bhakti, Sadavrat’, which means service, and faith, always and forever.
Inside the ashram
The ashram has several temples with deities of several gods and goddesses like Lord Ganesha, Lord Hanuman, Lord Krishna, and Radha to name a few. There are several domes with beautiful carvings and multicolored flags atop the domes. The temples are all in a line in the courtyard of the ashram. There is also an idol of Lalbapa in white in one of these temples. Outside these temples, there is a statue of a horse that serves as a good spot to take some pictures.
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Activities at Amar Dham
The ashram at Amar Dham has a lot of activities that take place every day for the visitors and you can spend the whole day here, relaxing and rejuvenating yourself. There is the Annkshetra which is where people can have a good and hygienic meal. Chhas Kendra offers free buttermilk to anyone visiting the ashram.
There are a lot of cows at the ashram in its Gaushala and you can spend some time taking care of them and helping out the staff. Sant Nivas is the living quarters of the yogis and permanent residents of the ashram.
Sahkirtan is the activity where the visitors can listen to the hymns, bhajans, and kirtans sung by devotees. A unique feature of this ashram is the Janseva which is langar or free food for all. People visiting the ashram can have free food here or even offer to help in service.
There is quite a lot of greenery at Amar Dham and that includes planned horticulture undertaken by the people at the ashram. Visitors to Amar Dham can spot several peacocks and peahens frolicking around on the campus and some of them stay here permanently as well. Festivals like Asho Sud Navratri, Guru Purnima, Janmashtami, Ram Navami, Hanuman Jayanti, Diwali, and Lalbapa Nirvana Diwas are celebrated with gusto at Amar Dham.
Places to visit near Amar Dham
Museums: There are several museums near Amar Dham that you can visit after your visit to this ashram. There is the Calico Museum of textiles which is a world-famous museum displaying textiles from all over the county, some dating back to even five centuries.
The Auto World Museum has some of the largest automobile collections in India right from motorcycles to vintage cars to motorcycles. This museum was established by Pranlal Bhogilal family. Don't miss out world-class cars like Rolls-Royce, Daimlers, and Bentleys on display here.
Temples and Masjids: Kameswar Mandir is one that can be visited by you when planning a trip to Amar Dham. Since Amar Dham is located at Ahmedabad Centre, you can visit most places easily from here and you can add temples like Hatheesingh Temple, ISKCON temple and Jama Masjid to your list.
Entry fee and timings of Amar Dham
There is no entry fee to visit Amar Dham. The timings of Amar Dham are from 6 AM to 8 PM every day.
How to reach Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad is one of the biggest cities in Gujarat and is well connected to all major cities through an organized railway network. The main stations here are Gandhinagar station towards the west of Sabarmati River and Kalupur station.
There are bus stops at Paldi and Gitamandir which is near Kalupur Railway Station. From here you can easily take an AC bus to most places around Ahmedabad. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel airport of Ahmedabad serves as both domestic and international airport. It has several domestic flights to all major cities in the country and direct flights to countries like Dubai, Singapore, UK, and the USA.
Alternatively, you can opt for a private cab from top car rental companies in Ahmedabad and explore the city in a hassle free manner.
Best time to visit Ahmedabad
A good time to visit Ahmedabad would be from November to February when the weather is just ideal for sightseeing. During winter the weather is mild and pleasant and you can enjoy visiting places like Amar Dham.
Ahmedabad has a lot to offer for every kind of tourist, be it nature lover or adventure seeker or a religious person. To help people plan their tour in the best possible manner, we at Ahmedabad Tourism, a division of Holidays DNA have designed Ahmedabad Tour packages that are easy on your pocket. Choose the package that suits you best and have a great time exploring the various sightseeing places of Ahmedabad in the comfort of a private cab. For further details, please fill the Contact Us form and we will get back to you.