EME Temple is also known as Dakshinamoorthy Temple. The EME stands for Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Corps of the Indian Army. EME Temple timings are from 06:30 AM – 08:30 PM.
Beautifully built by electrical and mechanical engineers of the Indian Army, the Temple in Vadodara is an aluminium-clad abode built at the intersection of ancient and modern.
About EME Temple
Its architecture is so diverse that it attracts many people from different countries to experience the beauty of the temple. The temple mainly houses a small Ganesh and a huge Shiva idol.
A silver arch had also engraved with the sacred words ‘Om Namah Shivaya’. The temple had surrounded by a garden containing a rich collection of 106 ancient idols dating back to the 7th to 12th centuries. Due to its special design, the temple attracts many people.
EME Temple had built in the year 1966. EME stands for Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Corps of the Indian Army. The temple was planned, sketched and built under the direction of the then-Christian Commandant of the EME School, Brig AF Eugene.
What is the History of EME Temple?
The presiding god of the temple is Shiva. The temple is surrounded by small shrines of saints and deities, creating a replica of the holy Amarnath temple, which houses ancient deities dating back to the 7th to 12th centuries.
EME Temple Architecture
Built-in classic geodesic architecture, the Temple is a perfect example of the values on which the Indian Army had founded. The exterior of the structure had carved with sacred symbols of various religions. Each structure of the building represents a different faith –
- The ‘Kalash’ on top of the Gopuram symbolises Hinduism.
- The dome appears in the design of mosques, thus representing Islam.
- The tower symbolises Christianity.
- The golden cap on top of the tower symbolises Buddhism
- The main entrance of the temple is on the Jain path
- The fire in the temple symbolises what Zoroastrianism indicates.
EME TEMPLE Timings
Here are the EME Temple Timings:
|Monday||06:30 AM – 08:30 PM|
|Tuesday||06:30 AM – 08:30 PM|
|Wednesday||06:30 AM – 08:30 PM|
|Thursday||06:30 AM – 08:30 PM|
|Friday||06:30 AM – 08:30 PM|
|Saturday||06:30 AM – 08:30 PM|
(Closed on Sunday)
EME Temple Entry Fee
No entry fee
Best Time to Visit EME Temple
It is best to visit the awe-inspiring temple in the evening, especially during summer (March to June), when the temple is very hot due to the aluminium outside.
Tips for visiting Temple
- Valid ID proof of at least one member of the group/family had required for entry.
- It might be closed on Tuesday evening so check before going.
- Mobile phones and cameras had not allowed.
- Pets are not allowed on the temple premises.
Hotels near EME Temple
- Eastin Residences Vadodara, 2.7 km from Laxmi Vilas Palace2.
- Vivanta Vadodara, 1.7 kms from Laxmi Vilas Palace
- Effotel by Sayaji, 1.6 km from Laxmi Vilas Palace
- Hyatt Place Vadodara, 3.5 km from Baps Sri Swaminarayan Mandir
- Courtyard by Marriott Vadodara, 3.7 km from Laxmi Vilas Palace
Nearby places to visit
Lakshmi Vilas Palace:
Lakshmi Vilas Palace is one of the grandest structures in India and was the personal residence of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaikwad III. Known to be the largest private residence, four times the size of Buckingham Palace, this magnificent palace is a must-visit while in Vadodara.
Sayaji Gardens, as the name implies, is dedicated to Maharaja Sayaji Rao Gaekwad III. It is the largest park in the western region of India, with an area of 45 hectares.
Ajwa Nimeta Garden:
Ajwa Nimeta Garden is the best destination to plan your leisurely weekend and is adorned with lush manicured lawns and towering palm trees. The crowd-puller here is a 100-metre row of perfectly aligned musical fountains, mesmerising us with coordinated water shoots against a backdrop of vibrant colours.
Champaner-Pavagarh Archaeological Park:
Listed as a world heritage site worldwide, this magnificent archaeological park is one of the most popular places in Gujarat in the heart of Champaner city and amidst the hills of Pavagadh.
ISKCON TEMPLE, GUJARAT:
The ISKCON Temple is one of the famous places in Vadodara, spread over 2500 square feet in the city’s heart. The ISKCON Temple is beautifully developed and well-maintained at Harinagar, Vadodra. ISKCON temples around the world are famous throughout Vaishnavism.
How to reach EME Temple?
EME Temple had located in Vadodara, Gujarat State, India. Vadodara is 112 km from Ahmedabad and 420 km from Mumbai to Vadodara. EME Temple had located on National Highway 8. Different types of buses ply from different states to reach this city.
EME Temple Address and Contact
Address: EME Road, Fatehgunj, Vadodara, Gujarat 390002, India