Shree Camp Hanumanji Mandir
At a distance of 7 km from Ahmedabad Junction, Camp Hanuman Temple is a Hindu temple situated in the Cantonment area of Ahmedabad. It is one of the biggest Hanuman Temples in India and among the popular places of pilgrimage in Ahmedabad.
Dedicated to Hanuman, the temple was established more than hundred years ago by Pandit Gajanan Prasad. According to legend, Shree Hanuman was a military leader of the monkey army from Kishkinda, who aided Lord Rama in his quest to retrieve his kidnapped wife Sita from the demon king Ravana in the Hindu epic tale Ramayana, written by the Hindu sage Valmiki.
The main sanctum sanctorum of the temple houses a gold plated statue of Lord Hanuman. The weapon of Lord Hanuman, a mace, is also placed near the idol. The temple walls are adorned with writings of the name of Lord Rama. People come here from faraway places to seek the blessings of Hanuman and to get rid of their various problems. The first woman prime minister, Smt. Indira Gandhi visited Shri Camp Hanumanji Temple in 1980 after winning the elections.
The temple is open for worship to people from all walks of life. There will be huge crowd on every Tuesdays and Saturdays as these are considered to be the most auspicious days to worship the lord. On Hanuman Jayanti, a big procession is taken out and thousands of people attend the procession every year.
Visitors need to park their vehicle outside the main gate and then walk around half a kilometer inside the Cantonment area to reach the temple. Senior citizens can take battery operated shuttle service to reach the temple from the main gate.
Timings: 6.30 AM to 5.30 PM