History of Jalaram Mandir

Samvat 2038 Vaishakh Sudhi Pancham on Thursday Brahmakalin Pujya Shri Dongreji Maharaj Bhagavat Katha was going on in Somnath Mahadev Sankul of Bilimora. During Katha Viram in the afternoon, the seeds of ‘Jai Jalaram Manav Seva Trust’ were sown. Pujya Dongreji Maharaj told the village leaders present there about Annakshetra that Bilimora is such a nice religious place and there should also be food arrangements for the needy people. There are many temples in South Gujarat but there should also be good food facilities. Pujya Dongar immediately accepted the Maharaj’s statement and with Shri Babubhai Gandhi, Shri Maganabhai Halani, Shri Vishwabandhu Parrot, Shri Kantibhai Viklani, Shri Niranjanbhai Patel, Shri Vallabhbhai J. Hindocha along with Shri Dhanjibhai Madhavjibhai Patel founded “Jai Jalaram Human Service Trust”. Registered in the office of Valsad Charity Commissioner, a public trust Reg. No. E/2 after becoming Valsad and Navsari district, new no. given Public Drist Reg. No. E / Padar is Navsari.

Request for land in Valsad District at Tapobhumi Lake in Thesra Village was made to the Collector, Smt. Mridulaben Vashi. Respecting this request, the Collector immediately allotted 150 feet x 150 feet land for ₹ 10,000/-. On the pious date of 12/08/1981, the Bhoomi Pujan of the land was done by the auspicious hands of Dongreji Maharaj. Considering the economical situations, the construction work at the temple was being done slowly. First temple on the ground floor was established as Jalaram Temple and after many years on 23/05/1998 on the first floor, the Prann Pratishtha of Lord Shri Ram-Sita, Shri Laxmanji and Bhakat Shiromani Shri Jalaram Bapa’s marble idol was done. With the blessings of Dongreji Maharaj “The Jai Jalaram Manav Seva Trust” was running very well and many Saints and Mahants were being enlightened.

Pujya Dongreji Maharaj blessed Balakrishna with the prasadi. The prasadi’s shawl was gifted to Saint Shri Morari Bapu when he visited the temple. Sant Sachchidanand Swami of Dantali donated ₹ 11,111/-. According to experts, Pujya Swamiji was a native of Bilimora.

The future Acharya Nrugendra Prasadji Maharaj of Swaminarayan Sampraday Vadtal Desh visited the temple and acquired the information about all of the activities carried out here. He also did Satsang with the devotees of Pujya Bapa in the newly constructed hall in the evening. He also held a meeting where he appreciated the good deeds and conveyed his best regards for being progressive always.