Nilkanth Dham Swaminarayan Temple – Poicha


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About and History

It is dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan and the temple was built in 2013 by Shri Vadtal Swaminarayan Temple. The temple is encircled by an artificial pond with a Shivaling and a beautiful fountain. 

In Nilkanth Dham Swaminarayan Temple, The Shivaling in the artificial pond can be accessed via a peacock-shaped boat. The temple walls are exquisitely carved with figures from Hindu mythological scriptures. Every mandap has its flag that waves in the breeze and the stark blue water with the sand-colored stone come together in perfect harmony to offer a visual treat.

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Also known as Poicha Temple, the area is so clean and well maintained. In the main temple, there are idols of God Vishnu with Sheshnag, Lord Ganesha, Hanumanji, 108 Gaumukh, Saptarish, and 12 Vishnu Avatars. One can also visit the Sahjanand Universe situated just opposite the main temple of Swaminarayan. Spread over an area of 24 acres, the place consists of a big Idol of Lord Swaminarayan with a height of 151 feet, more than 1100 idols related to Indian culture and Hindu pilgrimage, science city, amusement park, Water Park, boat riding, but bhulaiya, horror house, Yampuri darshan, lights, and sound shows in 3D and theaters.

The evening aarti of Lord Swaminarayan is the special attraction where one can see a giant elephant pulling the bell with the trunk. The temple looks very attractive in the evenings especially the light show grabs the crowd.

Nilkanth Dham Swaminarayan Temple Timings

9:30 AM to 8:00 PM

Aarti Timings

Morning Aarti Timing – 5:00 AM to 6:00 AM

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Evening Aarti Timing – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Note – Timings of Aarti may differ on special occasions.

Abhishekam Timings

5:30 AM to 6:00 AM

Ticket Window Timings for entrance in Sahajanand Universe

Timings : 10:30 AM to 7:30 PM

Cost : Rs. 140 for Adults, Rs. 80 for Children & Rs. 40 for Parking.

Note – The charges may vary for adults and children.

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Light Show Timings

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

How to Reach

By Rail:  Nearest Railways station is Rajpipla with 13.3 Kms to temple.

By Air: Nearest Airport is Vadodara Airport –  62.4 Km.

By Road: Nearest Busstand is Poicha – 240mtrs(walkable distance). 


ilkanth Dham Swaminarayan Temple, Nilkanthdham Road, Poicha, Gujarat, 393145.

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