Salangpur is a village in the Ahmedabad
district in the state of Gujarat
, and its name is also often pronounced, "Sarangpur". Salangpur is very famous throughout India for the historic Shri Kashtabhanjan Hanumanji Temple located in the village. Salangpur is also renowned for its BAPS Shri Swaminarayan shikharbaddha mandir, built in 1916 by Shri Shastriji Maharaj (Shastri Yagnapurushdas) which is the second highest temple in Gujarat at exactly 108 feet (108 being an auspicious number within the Swaminarayan Sampraday). It is a headquarter and training hub for newly enrolled sadhus (monks).
In Gujarati, 'Sarang' means Peacock. "Sarangpur" - a place where peacocks live. You would find lot of peacocks in the beautiful gardens of the BAPS Swaminarayan Temple
. Every year thousands of devotees gather at the temple to celebrate Holi - the festival of colors. The village is small and lies at the border of Ahmedabad district and the nearest city is Botad
.To visit this place in during the early morning, 10:30 pm & 12:30 pm buses run from and to Ahmedabad.