Santram temple is a very popular temple is located in Nadiad in State of Gujarat. The temple is dedicated to a sacred personality shree Santram Maharaj and regarded as a holy figure in Gujarat. Originally the temple was a resident of shree Santram who was a Saint of the category named Avadhoot. He came from Girnar to Nadiad in Samvat 1872 so that’s why he also called Girnari Bava. They lived in Nadiad for 15 year and worked good for the people. The temple is very beautiful and huge.
There are personal functions and social activities are organized in this temple many times and many trusts which are operated by the Santram temple such as Eye Hospitals, Pathology Laboratory, Radiology and Dispensary centers and many others service centers. Many Devotees believe that shree Santram is the manifestation of shree Dattatreya Guru. The temples of Guru Santram are also located in the cities such as Vadodara, padra, Karamsad, Koyli, Umreth, Radhu, Kalser, Pachegaam, Chaklasi, Sojitra & Varad. People often do fast on special days like Thursdays, Purnima and Ekadashi in respect to Santram Maharaj.
Fact About Santram Maharaj Temple Nadiad
Address: VKV Road, Shanti Nagar, Nadiad, Gujarat
Location: About 47 Km away from Ahmedabad and 53 km away from Vadodara
Phone Number: 02682 550 005
Built In: Not Available
Built By: Not Available
Dedicated to: Saint Shree Santram Maharaj
Signification: The temple is created in place of resident of Santram Maharaj
Main Attraction: Maharaja Gadi and Samathi Place
Famous As: Shree Santram Maharaj Mandir
Also Known As: Santram Temple
Architecture: Hindu Temple Style
Celebrated festivals or Events: Samadhi Mahotsav, Sakar Varsha
How to reach By Air: The nearest airport is Ahmedabad Airport, which is approximately 47 km away from Nadiad.
How to reach By Rail: The nearest railway station is Nadiad which is about 3 km away from the Santram Temple. You can get various trains available from all over Gujarat and out of India too.
How to reach By Bus or Road: The Nearest Bus stand is Nadiad. You can easily get a private transportation, Buses and Luxury coaches from major towns from anywhere in Gujarat State.
There isn’t much history about the temple but there are many miracle stories about saint Santram maharaj. The original Santram Maharaj was a great Saint in Gujarat who came to Nadiad to do spiritual good deeds for people. He was also known as Girnari Bava, Videhi Bava or Sukha-Sagarji. After living 15 years in Nadiad they took Jivant (live) Samadhi on the day of Samvat 1887 as per the Hindu calendar. One of the famous miracle stories, a laborer came with a rope and a bucket to have some water from the well which was near Rayan tree. Shree Santram asked for rope and bucket for him for bathing, but a labor refuses and went away by ignoring him. After some time He again came to well and saw that the Maharaj was taking bath from the water of well and The water had come to the surface by the power of the Santram saint. Due to some miracle incidents people started to come to the Santram in the huge crowd so that’s why he decided to go another place, but one of his followers named Pooja Bhai Patel stop him by saying that if he would leave Nadiad the Good luck of Nadiad will also go away. Shree Santram agreed with the condition that Pooja Bhai will stay with him until he stay in Nadiad.
Aarti and Darshan Timing for Santram Maharaj Temple at Nadiad
Open Days: Open All Days
Visit Duration: 1 hour
Photography: Not Allowed inside Temple
Timing: Daily 6.00 AM to 8.00 PM. Sometimes changed due to special festivals and days like Purnima.
Best time to visit: During Samadhi Mahotsav. You can visit anytime in the year except monsoon.
Entry Fee: Free to All
Aarti Timing: Daily 6.00 AM
Every year ‘samadhi mahotsav’ celebrated in Santram temple Nadiad. The mahotsav is celebrated with traditional religious spirit at Nadiad. Is this festival ‘sakar varsha’ (sugar rain) help by devotees. Over 5000 kg of sugar lumps are showered on the huge crowd and also the three-day fair is organized by the temple trust. The great Samadhi mahotsav’s celebration starts at 6 pm and people worship and sing many devotional songs and offer respect to Santram. Follower also make two-minute silence in favor of Santram before beginning of sakar varsha’. Thousands of People come to the temple to get blessing from maharaj and they enjoy sakar varsha a lot. About 6000 kg sugar and 1200kg coconut used as Prasad during this Festival or Mahotsav. Nadiad is a very peaceful and happy city due to the Santram temple. The other festivals such as Diwali, Guru Purnima and Maha Purnima, Annakut Utsav are also celebrated with great devotion spirit in santram temple. There is an “Akhand Jyoti” or a continues lamp is also in the temple. Shree Santram was very honest and kind.