Adalaj is a census town in Gandhinagar district in the Indian state of Gujarat. The Adalaj Stepwell is a popular tourist attraction of the city and is situated 18 kilometres (11 mi) away from Ghandhinagar. The well was built in 1499 A.D. by Queen Rudabai. The step well or Vav, as it is called in Gujarati, is intricately carved and is several stories deep. The carvings on its walls and pillars include leaves, flowers, birds, fish, geometrical patterns, and other breathtaking ornamental designs. In the past, these step wells were frequented by travellers and caravans as stopovers along trade routes. This vav has five stories and three gates to enter it. On entering, one is greetet by one mandap with an eight-sided dome, which is now damaged. On both sides of steps are balconies with beautiful carvings. Rows of carved elephants mark some of the levels. A gorgeous nonsectarian Trimandir inspired by Dada Bhagwan has taken shape at Adalaj (on Ahmedabad-Kalol Highway) on the outskirts of Ahmedabad.The Trimandir is a magnificent two storey structure with a Gigantic Hall on the ground floor and temple on the first floor. The entire structure with the centre shikhar height of 108 feet set along with intricate carvings on pink sandstone is a sight to observe. The main hall of the temple measures 10,000 square feet (930 m2) and the podium admeasures 20,000 square feet (1,900 m2). The centre sanctum of Trimandir houses a 13 feet (4.0 m) idol of Simandhar Swami along with the idols of his shaashan dev Chandrayan Yaksh dev and shaashan devi Panchanguli Yakshini devi. It also houses the idols of other Tirthankars, Rushabdev Bhagwan, Ajitnath Bhagwan, Parshwanath Bhagwan and Mahavir Bhagwan besides shaashan devis, Chakeshwari Devi and Padmavati Devi. The left sanctum of the Trimandir Simandhar Swami at Adalaj Trimandir hosts Shivling, Parvati Devi, Hanumanji and Ganapatiji whereas the right sanctum comprises Krishna Bhagwan, Tirupati Balaji Shreenathji, Bhadrakali Mataji and Amba Mata. The two extreme ends of the temple houses Padmanabh Swami Prabhu (1st Tirthankar of the coming era) and Sai Baba. Sprawling Niruma Samadi Mandir is located Adjacent to the Main Trimandir complex. Besides Adalaj, the Trimandirs also exist at Rajkot, Bhuj and Godhra. In addition, medium sized Trimandirs also exist at Chalamli, Bhadran, Vasna and various other places. Jagannath Temple (JCARC Campus), Gandhinagar is located close to cloverleaf junction of Adalaj, northerly to Trimandir. This is a nice temple of Lord Jagannath of Puri. Popular temple of Lord Hanuman at Jamiyatpura, Adalaj is located Northwesterly to Trimandir, less than a kilometer far. The temple complex also houses a Swaminarayan Mandir.

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