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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Lilburn

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#43 of 102 in Historic Sites in Georgia
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The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Atlanta is the sixth BAPS traditional Hindu stone temple built outside India. It is also the largest Hindu temple of its kind outside of India. It is currently open to the public.About The TempleThe 32000sqft temple, officially called the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, sits on 30acre. With hand-carved stone spires that tower 75ft, it is the tallest building in Lilburn, Georgia, dominating the intersection of Rockbridge Road and Lawrenceville Highway. More than 1,300 craftsmen and 900 volunteers dedicated their time in putting this 34,450-piece stone building together. More than 4,500 tons of Italian Carrara marble, 4,300 tons of Turkish limestone, and 3,500 tons of Indian pink sandstone was quarried and shipped to the craftsmen in India. Then, all of the nearly 35,000 pieces were shipped to the United States. It serves members of the Swaminarayan branch of Hinduism, which originated in India more than 200 years ago. The traditional design features custom-carved stonework, a wraparound veranda and five prominent pinnacles reminiscent of the Himalayan hills.
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4.7
  • Having visited India multiple times, I'm surprised to report that I've never seen a temple as magnificent as this Mandir. The intricacy and reverence for the details in the floor to ceiling carvings a...  more »
  • No need to follow the religion of the swami who organized and built this Mandir....I enjoyed just walking around the place! The stonework is exquisite Italian Carrera Marble inside, limestone and sand...  more »
  • Words cannot describe this beautiful monument. I watched them build it. It came together like millions of little bees forming the towers and base.  more »
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  • All stars to the temple architecture and the maintenance. It's beautiful, place to spend some quite time. Ample parking space. They have celebration all around the year, check their website for updates. I recommend visit here.
  • One minus was the photography ban (albeit I did sneak some pictures in). The strict photo rules aren't kosher for having a good time. Restrooms could be cleaner. Besides that, I enjoyed the ground-level store and the elaborate garden and its accompanying pond. Murthis and little decorated indoor enclaves were nicely adorned. Check this place out if you are in Lilburn.
  • No words to express the beauty and architecture of the temple. Very peaceful. well maintained. A must visit place in Atlanta irrespective of the faith.
  • The first time I went, I was just blown away by the architecture and the calmness of the place. Once you enter it is as if you have entered another world, you forget you are in Georgia. The detail in the fountains, the temples inside is astounding! The pictures do not do it justice.
  • Because it's peace and silent. I learn a lot of things in that temple

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