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EME Temple, Vadodara

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Run by the Indian Army, EME Temple is dedicated to Dakshinamurti, a form of Shiva. Known for its modern architecture, the temple was designed by the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (EME) Corps and feature five different symbols representing five major religions in India. Aluminum plated and surrounded by a meticulously kept garden, the temple hosts a collection of 106 statues dating from the 6th to the 16th century. Make EME Temple a centerpiece of your Vadodara vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Vadodara itinerary planner.
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  • One of its kinds in the world, a must see place in the town, owe a lot to this place and my Alma Mater. 
  • superb designed by our army , open for all.well maintained.steel structure.symbol of religious indian culture.located at fatehgunj cantonment area.only at two minutes distance from vadodara inernation...  more »
  • This place is very well maintained and is different from most temples in its architecture and feel. One can easily spend an hour there. I especially liked the statues from 10 th century or so which af...  more »
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  • EME Temple, often referred as the Dakshinamurti Temple, was built by the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (EME) Corps. Featuring an unusually modern geodesic architecture, this temple is dedicated to Dakshinamurti, a form of Shiva as supreme teacher. It is run by Indian Army Authorities, and incorporates holy symbols of all religions in one place as they do not have separate places of worship for different faiths.Depicting army architecture, the aluminium building of this temple is ringed by a garden featuring a rich collection of 106 ancient statues from the 6th to the 16th centuries. This is uncommonly modern-looking temple, however, built with holy symbols from various religions.  The five main religions in India are represented by different symbols in the structure and design of EME Temple. The ‘Kalash‘ on the top of the dome symbolizes Hinduism. The ‘Dome‘ stands for Islam. The ‘Tower‘ represents Christianity. The ‘Golden-structure‘ above the tower represents Buddhism. The ‘Entrance‘ of the temple stands for Jainism. The EME temple houses an idol of Lord Dakshinamurthi. The idol faces the south and is believed to impart his teachings to the world, facing that direction. The whole place is surrounded by acres of lush green peaceful environment drives you through a true holistic experience. For Visistors: EME (This) Temple is a major attraction for both tourist and devotees. It is open from 6:30am-8:30pm
  • One of the best well maintained temples! Great discipline is maintained! Clean and green. Foreign nationals are not allowed.
  • THE BEST temple in vadodara period. Don't forget to carry your personal identification as the security here is extremely high. I used to visit this temple since I was a kid and it hasn't changed a bit since then. It is well maintained and the cleanest, I've ever come across. It is quite big. There are lush green grass lawns where you can sit and relax. The temple looks beautiful from outside. The architecture of the temple is such that your voice echoes when inside. Meditation inside the temple will help you a lot. The place is so calm, that one may find inner peace here. Not once, not twice, but I advice everyone to go here regularly. P.S. strongly insist to switch off your phone before you enter.
  • Located in army campus, disciplined, peaceful, clean and well maintained. Constructed from war scraps. Designed with all religious sentiments. Nice and beautiful garden. Aka Dakshinamurti temple.
  • The best temple in the city. A very peaceful atmosphere.