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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Lilburn

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4.5/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web
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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  • What a beautiful place. It's jaw-dropping. We went in just before a prayer service and it was a really lovely experience. The people there were so welcoming. The grounds and the building just radiate ...  read more »
  • The Hindu Temple is such an incredibly beautiful place. Words cannot describe just how magnificent it is! There ate tours given and a brief history of its construction. It was fascinating. We felt ver...  read more »
  • We live about 1.5 miles from the BAPS temple and watched its construction as it went up one piece at a time. It was constructed and carved in India, then shipped here in pieces and reconstructed. Ther...  read more »
  • Peaceful environment as usual in many Hindu temples. Better to visit after 10 am so that you can visit shayona food court also if kids become hungry. BAPS saints hardworking attitude made this place very important for Hindutva and Indian people. Namaskar to his holiness shri pramukh swami Maharaj
  • Before going to this temple I wanted to read the reviews first. Granted, most of the reviews were incredible but there were some that were skeptical. However, I have always been taught to be open and I wanted to find out everything I could about this temple. First of all, this temple is all made with hand carved italian marble and hand carved turkish limestone. It's beauty is unparalleled and is incredible to behold. One thing that all visitors should know is that it is not considered respectful in the Indian culture to visit a house of worship wearing very little clothing. Please wear very long dresses(if you wear a dress at all) or pants and make sure your top is not revealing. This is simply out of respect. Also there are rules that guests may not enjoy but they are rules none the less. Just don't take photography past the points marked. Its simple to follow but even I noticed some guests were annoyed. I don't see why they were annoyed, it only made me pay attention to every amazing detail more. Now yes, I attended a ceremony called the aarti and I did notice men and women were separated. After the aarti was done I asked why this happened. The monks who dedicate their lives to this temple all have a vow of non-lust which includes not looking a women or even interacting with them. Purely out of respect for these incredible monks, the women of this temple agree to sit further away for the 5 minute ceremony simple to respect the monks vow. It has nothing to do with inequality or disrespect as many visitors keep getting the vibe of. Honestly, I am glad I read reviews before coming but now I am glad that I chose to find out answers. The staff are amazing here. They do come off rude but my Indian friend I was with said its simply becuase they are from India and have not grasped the language or proper phonetics. Truly though, they are wonderful and this temple is incredibly peaceful. If you want the full impact of how serene this temple can be go on a week day and just sit in peace. You will enjoy it as much as I have.
  • I was blown away by the beauty of the Mandir. The inside is made completely out of marble and it is a sight to behold . A lot of intricate work on the Marble. Do not miss this attraction!
  • Good mandir near the heart of ATL.
  • Calm & Peaceful pleace for worship and meditation. Great architecture and sculptures.
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