History of Gujarat
Ahmedabad
The Sidi Saiyad’s Mosque is famous for its carved stone panel. The Roza at Sarkhej, near Ahmedabad, is the oldest and the largest of its type in Gujarat. The Dada Hari’s Vav, is considered one of the most magnificent and oldest existing step-wells in Gujarat. As against these and other architectural monuments of the past stand their modern counterparts such as the Minicipal Museum-Sanskar Kendra building and others builts by La Corbusier, the famous Italian architect, the Drive-in Theatre and the revolving restaurant which are the unique attractions for the public. Thus, Ahmedabad reveals a pleasant blending of the old and new monuments.

The district is also famous for places sacred to various religions. The celebrated Bethanks of Mahaprabhuji Vallabhacharya are found at Tagadi near Dhandhuka and at Asarva and Narod in the city. The Hanuman temples near the Camp area in the city as well as at Salangpur in Dhandhuka taluka attract a large number of devotees. The Vaishnav temple of Shri Natwarlalji is the oldest in the city. Other Vaishnav temples are Shri Krishna temple in Raipur, Ranchhodraiji temple in Saranpur and Shri Jagannathji temple near Jamalpur Gate which are equally famous. Besides, there are a number of temples sacred to Vaishnavas Shaivities, Jains etc.

The Bhadrakali temple near the Azamkhan palace is as old as the city. The Swaminarayan temples in the city and the Gurukul established recently are sacred to the followers of the Swaminarayan Sect. The city has the Jewish Synagogue, Parsi Fire Temple, Christian churches, the Prathna Samaj Hatheesing Jain temples constructed in 1848 etc.
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