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Shree BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir, Surat
Surat Mandir

Dham, Dhami, Mukta
Dham, Dhami, Mukta

Shri Ghanshyam Maharaj
Shri Ghanshyam Maharaj

Shri Harikrishan Maharaj and Shri Radha Krishna Dev
Shri Harikrishan Maharaj and Shri Radha Krishna Dev

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (BAPS)
Pramukh Swami Marg,
Nr. Sardar Bridge,

Surat, Gujarat, INDIA - 395009
Tel: (0261)
279 6344, 99989 92000
Chhatralaya: (0261) 268 7191
Fax: (0261)
278 6170

The mandir is located on banks of the Tapi River.

By Pramukh Swami Maharaj on 16-12-96

1st shrine - Harikrishna Maharaj, Radha-Krishna Dev
2nd shrine - Lord Swaminarayan, Gunatitanand Swami, Gopalanand Swami
3rd shrine - Ghanshyam Maharaj

Foundation Stone Ceremony:
27-4-85 by Pramukh Swami Maharaj

Murti Pratishtha
16-12-96 by Pramukh Swami Maharaj

During His pilgrimage of India, Nilkanth Varni visited Surat. Great devotees of Lord Swaminarayan such as Ardeshar Kotwal and Bhaichand Sheth lived in Surat.

Over the years, Bhagatji Maharaj, Shastriji Maharaj and Yogiji Maharaj taught the Akshar Purushottam philosophy as revealed by Lord Swaminarayan in the Vachanamrutam. Their efforts attracted many spiritual seekers and in 1975, a hari mandir was inaugurated in the Nanavati area by Pramukh Swami Maharaj. At this time, the pictorial murtis previously at Kampala Mandir (which had at the time been closed by the political regime in Uganda) were installed.

The number of devotees increased and so work began for a larger mandir and ancillary buildings in 1985.

After 11 years of the dedicated, determined and devoted service by sadhus and devotees, Pramukh Swami Maharaj performed the murti pratishtha in 1996.

Weekly Schedule

Vadil Mandal:

Sunday 5.00-7.00 p.m.

Mahila Mandal:

Thursday 4.30-6.00 p.m.

Bal Mandal:

Sunday 5.00-7.00 p.m.

Balika Mandal:

Sunday 5.00-7.00 p.m.

Kishore Mandal:

Sunday 5.00-7.00 p.m.

Kishori Mandal:

Sunday 5.00-7.00 p.m.

Yuvak Mandal:

Saturday 9.00-10.30 p.m.

Yuvati Mandal:

Sunday 5.00-7.00 p.m.


© 1999, Bochasanwasi Shree Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, Swaminarayan Aksharpith