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Gadhada
Gadhada
is a city and a municipality in Botad District
Botad District
in the state of Gujarat, India. Gadhada
Gadhada
is situated at bank of River Ghela.

Contents

1 Geography 2 Demographics 3 Transport 4 Landmarks 5 Notes and references

Geography[edit] Gadhada
Gadhada
is located at 21°58′N 71°34′E / 21.97°N 71.57°E / 21.97; 71.57.[1] It has an average elevation of 104 metres (341 feet). Demographics[edit] As of 2001[update] India
India
census,[2] Gadhada
Gadhada
had a population of 26,751. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Gadhada
Gadhada
has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 70%, and female literacy is 54%. In Gadhada, 16% of the population were under 6 years of age. Transport[edit] Gadhada
Gadhada
is well connected by roads to the cities of Gujarat. Regular bus service and private vehicles are available from Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
and other big cities of Gujarat. There's no rail track passing through the town. To reach Gadhada
Gadhada
by train, you may get down at Botad
Botad
or Ningala in Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
- Bhavnagar
Bhavnagar
track. Connecting bus service to Gadhada
Gadhada
is available from both these stations. Landmarks[edit] The Swaminarayan
Swaminarayan
Temple, also known as Gopinathji temple in Gadhada
Gadhada
is regarded as one of the important places of pilgrimage for followers of the Swaminarayan
Swaminarayan
sect, as Swaminarayan
Swaminarayan
spent more than 27 years of his life in Gadhada. Swaminarayan
Swaminarayan
Hindu Temple in Gadhada
Gadhada
is one of the one of six temples which was made under the supervision of Lord Swaminarayan
Swaminarayan
himself.[3] Whilst bathing in the holy waters of the River Ghela, Shastriji Maharaj
Shastriji Maharaj
often used to turn in the direction of the hillock and say: “I see a huge 3-spired mandir here.” and The Lord Swaminarayan
Swaminarayan
at Spurs Temple vowed to do. The town also hosts a vast temple complex of Lord Swaminarayan
Swaminarayan
built recently by BAPS . This temple is located south westerly to the original temple, along the banks of River Ghela. Notes and references[edit]

^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Gadhada ^ " Census
Census
of India
India
2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census
Census
Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.  ^ http://www.gopinathji.com

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Bhavnagar
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