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Jalaram Bapa Mandir Virpur (Gujarat) Timings, Significance & Festivals

Jalaram Bapa Mandir Virpur (Gujarat) Timings, Significance & Festivals

Jalaram Bapa Mandar is a well-known temple in Virpur (Gujarat). This is the home of Sri Jalaram Bhapa, a revered monk. The Jalaram Baapa Mandir hours are 7 AM to 8:30 P.M.


Jalaram Bapa Mandir

Jalaram Bapa Temple was built on the Dharmaj–Tarapur highway in 1978. The Sri Jalaram Bapa Mandir, the sacred shrine, houses the original home where the great saint lived in his lifetime.

Jalaram Bapa is associated with many objects, including the deities Sita, Lakshmana, Hanuman, and Rama. Many events took place during the life of this saint, and many people traveled from all walks of the globe to visit this holy spot.


It is the only temple that doesn't accept money. Jalaram Bapa named Jamnaben, Jamnaben’s granddaughter, Harirambahi, his direct heir. This shrine is now under the control of Giridhar Bapa, and Jaisukhram Bapa, his son.


Sri Jalarambapa's 'Samadhi" is now at Lord Sri Ramachandra's feet. It was found on the left side of the Big Gate of 'Dela'.

The "Jolidanda" had been properly preserved in a transparent cabinet, and an idol representing Sri Hanuman was also kept close to the samadhi. Two trusts function every day at the temple.

The 'Jalaram Satsang Seva Mandal' is responsible for all aspects of temple management, including the guest house, shrine, and gaushala.

The 'Sri Jalaram Janaseva Trust,' on the other hand, provides education, health care, and rehabilitation as well as water plant services.

Both trusts are headed by Shri Rasikbhai Vijay V. Patel. Three large copper vessels containing holy water from the Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati Rivers are housed in the temple, which was gifted by Goddess Ganga.

These pots are water-safe and never boil. King Drangdhra also presented Sri Jalaram Bhapa with two large wheels to grind wheat in the temple.

History of Jalaram Bapa Mandir

Jalaram Pradhan Thakkar, also known as Jalaram Bapa, was born to Pradhan Thakkar, his father, and Rajbai Thakkar, at Virpur, Gujarat, on 14th November 1799.

His mother was fond of sadhus and sadhus. Rajbai's hospitality was a must for any sadhu who left Virpur.

Rajbai Thakkar was Bapa's mother. Raghuveeradasji told her that her son would be a prominent preacher about the importance and piety of good deeds.

Bapa was a religious woman and learned patience, self-sacrifice, duty, kindness, and respect from her mother. Bapa, when he was a little boy, was visited by a saint. Little Jalaram became spiritually inspired, began reciting the rhymes from 'Sita Ram', and dedicated his entire life to God.

Bapa's Wedding

Jalaram, then sixteen years old, married Virbhai, a daughter of Thakkar Pragji. His wife supported him in his efforts to help the poor, even though he was reluctant. He set off on a holy pilgrimage at age 18 with his wife and received Bhojalarama.

Bapa Guru founded 'Sadavrat,' which provides food for all the poor. They worked hard to grow the grains, and Veerbhai was delighted to sell her wedding jewelry to help feed the pilgrims.

Haraji, a tailor who suffered from severe stomach pains, eventually came to Bapaiya. The great saint prayed for him and healed his illness. Surprised, the tailor fell at Bapa’s feet and addressed him as "Bapa".

This is when he was referred to as Jalaram Bhapa. His disciples were all devotees of any religion. Jalaram Bapa was greeted by Rama in the disguise of an older man. He was unhappy about his age and asked for someone to take care of him.

Bapa sent his wife who happily accompanied him on his journey. They reach a river and the older man gives Virbhai a stick, and a bag for him to catch.

Soon Rama vanishes and a voice returns home claiming that Jalaram wants him to prove his goodness so he could bring his wife. The bag and stick can still be seen in Jalarambapa Ashram, Virpur.

Baba's food will be taken to the gates of heaven by devotees. This temple serves free food to thousands of people every day.


Festivals were held at Jalaram Bapa Mandir, Virpur.

Jalaram Jayanti:

This temple was the site of the most important festival. This festival is celebrated by Pilgrims on Shukla Paksha (the 7th day of the Hindu month Kartika). This festival was celebrated on the 7th of Diwali. This occasion saw the organization of a huge fair.

Makar Sankranti

This temple was host to another huge festival every year on the 14th of January. This temple is visited by pilgrims each year to mark the death anniversary of Sri Jalaram Bhapa's death on 23 February 1881.

Other festivals such as Rama Navami and Hanuman Jayanti and Janmashtami and Diwali are also celebrated here with great pomp.

Jalaram Bapa Mandir Timings

Here are the Jalaram Bapa Mandal timings

Jalaram Bapa Mandir Timings From To
Morning Darshan 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
Noon Temple Closing 12:00 PM 4:00 PM
Evening Darshan 4:00 PM 8:30 PM
Temple Closing Night 8:30 PM 7:00 AM

Nearby Temples

Tourists can visit a few other places than the Jalaram Bapa Mandal. These are:

Virpara Nath Mandir

Tourists who visit Jalaram Baba are expected to also visit this shrine. The temple premises are the place where saints sing hymns at night.

Jalaram Bapa Samadhi

It is a sacred place of worship, as devotees visit it to pay homage to Jalaram Bapa. He was buried here after Bapa's passing.

Jetha Bapa Samadhi

Another famous shrine is located near Jalaram Bapa Mandir. Many pilgrims visit the Samadhi to seek blessings from Jeta Baapa.

Virbhai Ma Mandir at Triveni Sangam

It is a temple dedicated to Virbhai that celebrates the sacrifices and commitments of Virbhai.

Khodiar Mandir at Mavatar Old Age Shram

The temple is located in Mavatar Old age Shram and is revered by the locals. Gala Vada Hanuman - This temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, and worships Lord Rama.

How do you reach Jalaram Bapa Mandir

By Air

Rajkot is the closest airport that connects Virpur to all major Indian cities. There are several direct flights available. Pilgrims can also take an auto-rickshaw to the shrine from the airport.

By Rail

Rajkot Junction was well connected to various cities in Gujarat and India.

It is located approximately 6 km from Thein Batti Triple Gateway. This junction is on the Ahmedabad–Hapa broad gauge railway line of the Western Railway. This station is home to several express trains.

By Road

It shares a great transport system with all its neighboring states. Many state buses run from Rajkot to different parts of Gujarat. ST bus stop is located 2 km west of Biddy Gate, on the other side of Ranmal Lake.


GJ SH 8 Dharmaj, Gujarat. Phone: +91 2697 244 283

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