Bhuj is one of the six places where Lord Shree Swaminarayan constructed the temple himself.
The Gujarat Earthquake of January 2001 destroyed much of the city of Bhuj, including the side of the temple facing north. Reconstruction of the temple commenced in 2003 and it took 7 years for its completion. The Temple has 7 sky touching pinnacles, one central dome, 25 minor domes and 258 pillars. Like most Swaminarayan temples, this one too has the typical brightly coloured wood carvings around the building, mostly depicting Lord Krishna and Radha.