Chhapaiya

 

The most sacred place in the Swaminarayan Sampraday is Chhapaiya. This is because its founder, Bhagwan Swaminarayan, incarnated here on 3rd April 1781. The following photos show the different holy spots in Chhapaiya.

1 Ghanshyam Bhavan : the beautiful monument on the birthplace of Bhagwan Swaminarayan in the village of Chhapaiya, in northern India.
     

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This marble decorated room is on the ground floor of Ghanshyam Bhavan. This is the exact location of Dharmadev’s house where Ghanshyam was born.

     
3 Shri Swaminarayan Mandir : This mandir is near Ghanshyam Bhavan.
     
4 Narayan Sarovar : This is the sacred water pool where Ghanshyam often bathed. It is just outside the mandir complex.
     
5 Trikonyu Khetar (Triangular Farm): Where Ghanshyam sent birds into samadhi.
     
6 Meen Sarovar : This is a small lake (dry during the summer) where Ghanshyam brought dead fish back to life and instructed the fisherman not to kill fish for a living.
     
7 This shrine is at the place where defeated the demon Kalidutt, who came to kill Him.
     
 
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