@ Nareshwar – On the banks of river Narmada

Not  a popular tourist attraction-very calm and peaceful place located near  Bharuch , Gujarat on the banks of river Narmada is Nareshwar. Main highlight of Nareshwar is the Rang temple – constructed by the followers of the saint Rang Avdhoot fondly  remembered and addressed as “Bapji “.

Shri Rang Avadhoot Maharaj was a prominent 19th century divine saint. He played an important role in spreading Datta-panth (path shown by Lord Dattatreya) in Gujarat, India. Disciple of Vasudevanand Saraswati he was also an eminent social worker who had joined the freedom struggle with Mahatma Gandhi.

Rang Mandir as I have know for over 2 decades has evolved from being a remotely located, difficult to travel -where the roads used to be closed during the monsoon season in India, a place only frequented by saints and pilgrims and meditators to a locally and nationally known temple.

If you are looking for some quite peaceful lone time, Nareshwar is definitely the place to be. Temple is closed in the afternoon from 12:00 to 3:00. Prasad (lunch) is served at 12:00 in the noon. There are rooms in the temple and many hotels close by if you decide on spending more than a day.

Coming from Bharuch, once you enter the NH48/64 continue for about 20km then make a right onto Nareshwar Road ( near sansrod village) and about 18 km on nareshwar road will take you to the destination. (,+Railway+Station+Road,+Railway+Colony,+Bharuch,+Gujarat/Nareshwar+Dham,+Sayar,+Gujarat/@21.8053549,73.0432631,12z/am=t/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x3be020b677112559:0x9508524eb89d9076!2m2!1d72.9993858!2d21.704151!1m5!1m1!1s0x395ff0e3f600d3d1:0x438fa1140b42032b!2m2!1d73.2348838!2d21.8722502)

A frequent chanting/salutation  you would hear in temple and passers by ” Shree or Jai Gurudev Dutt!” where Guru is referring the saint.


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