BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Lilburn

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#50 of 101 in Historic Sites in Georgia
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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  • August 10, 2017
    I recently got to visit the gorgeous, elegant Hindu temple again. It's that wonderful not to show visitors, especially those into Bollywood. We wanted to wear sarees, start striking a pose, and take p...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Such a cool experience. I do recommend the audio tour. Very cool to get a taste of the culture and the architecture was breath taking. I also recommend the snack shop! Good food for a whole lunch!  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Visited BAPS temple on multiple occasions while in Atlanta on recommendation from family. This is a really pretty and nicely kept temple - even if you are less religious, just the sheer architecture a...  more »
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  • July 5, 2017
    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.
  • July 4, 2017
    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.
  • May 31, 2017
    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.
  • April 23, 2017
    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.
  • June 12, 2017
    Because it's peace and silent. I learn a lot of things in that temple

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