Chhapaiya being the birthplace of Swami Narayan, is ancient pilgrimage place for not only Swami Narayan Sampraday but also followers of other religions and social reformers.
Significance of Chhapaiya Pilgrimage
Chhapaiya has immense importance of being the birth place of Swaminarayan. It attracts huge crowd of devotees from not only Gujarati community but also Muslim, Hindu and Parsi during Chhapaiya Mahotsav.
Here we have put our best effort to bring all major pilgrimage places of Chhapaiya. Have a look.
Swami Narayan Temple in Chhapaiya
Swami Narayan Temple is main centre of attraction in Chhapaiya. Temple is dedicated to Bhagwan Swami Narayan of Swami Narayan sect followers. Swami Narayan Temple is majestic in architecture, primarily built by NRI Swami Narayan Sampraday followers.
Narayan Sarover Lake
Narayan Sarover Lake is the lake where Swami Narayan used to take bath. People of Swami Narayan Sampraday come here to get rid of sins by taking bath in the holy water-body.
Ghanshyam Bhavan is the birthplace of Swami Narayan Bhagwan . It was here that he was born to Dharmadev Hariprasad and Dharmamata Premvati on Rama Navami.
Birthday of Swami Narayan is considered the beginning of calendar of Swami Narayan Sampraday.
Meen Sarover Lake
Meen Sarover is the place where Swami Narayan taught fishermen not to kill fish for livelihood. He brought back dead fish to life by his miracles so pond is known as Meen Sarover. Swami Narayan taught society about salvation and attainment of ultimate knowledge through devotion. He worked for upliftment of downtrodden in the society.
Khampa Talvadi is the place where Ghanshyam (Swaminarayan) used to take bath and listen to stories of Ramayana from a saint in nearby hut. Once he was wounded at the place while playing which left a scar on his body.
Things to do in Chhapaiya