Bhuj Travel Guide
Bhuj is a famous destination for shopping of handicraft work. Artists of nearby villages bring their art work for sale in Bhuj. Important landmarks for people wishing to study and know more about Kutchi embroidery are Shrujan, Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan (KMVS), Kalaraksha and Women Artisans' Marketing Agency (WAMA)
There are many temples in bhuj city. Among them hatkeshvar temple, ma aashapura temple are really the extra ordinary. These temples are the oldest temples in bhuj. Shree swaminarayan mandir is also same. Shree swaminarayan mandir is the best one in swaminarayan Sampraday and also in history. Even though in bhuj city the Shree Swaminarayan temple is world famous as it is completely renovated. Senior devotees Gangarambhai, Sundarjibhai and others from the Bhuj region of Kutch went to Gadhada where God Swaminarayan and the great saints like brahmanand swami, Muktanand swami were in festival calibration. During this festival, the devotees of Bhuj met God Swaminarayan and requested him to construct a temple in Bhuj. God Swaminarayan asked Vaishnavananand Swami to proceed with a team of the saints to Bhuj and construct a temple. Vaishnavanand Swami and the accompanying saints went to Bhuj in 1822, camped at the place neighbouring the land of temple drew plans of the temple, complex, executed the plans with minute details and within a short span of one year, they built a temple abode of NarNarayan Dev. God Swaminarayan had graced this temple in the western belt of India and had himself installed the idols of Narnarayan dev and his own form - Harikrishna Maharaj in central sanctum sanctorum of the temple. Besides these manifestations of Gods at the central dome there under the eastern dome, are seated RadhaKrishna Dev, Harikrishna Maharaj and in the western dome Ghanshyam Maharaj.
Bhuj the place
Bhuj is a city and a municipality in Kachchh district in the state of Gujarat, India. It was established by Rao Hamirji in 1510 and was made the state capital by Rao Khengarji I in 1549. Its foundation stone as state capital laid formally on Vikram Samvat 1604 Maagha 5th (Approx. 25th January 1548). Its Presently, it is the district headquarter of the Kachchh district, the second largest district in India. Bhuj is home to one of the first Swaminarayan Sampraday temples, built in 1822.
In January 2001, the city was struck by a major earthquake which caused a great deal of damage to the city.
Bhuj is connected to Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Delhi and other major cities of India by trains. It has a domestic airport from where daily flights operate to Mumbai. It is also connected to Madhapar, a wealthy town close to Bhuj city centre, through a network of small roads and new highways.