BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Lilburn

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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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  • I was so thrilled to find out that there was a local Hindu temple here in Georgia. This right outside the perimeter and was easy to find. There is no entrance fee, but it does have a gated entrance wh...  more »
  • It seems that every time I visit, there is something a bit more to see. Mom had seen pictures of the place from one of my prior visits, but she was totally amazed once we got in the place. An area for...  more »
  • This is one of the go to places if you desire peaceful experience. The god idols looking stunning and the architecture is marvelous! Highly recommend this place for a family outing. Great place to cli...  more »
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  • Atlanta BAPS Temple Is Large Temple In USA!!!!!! BAPS is true and great way to meet GOD, This Temple is one of the awesome place for peace of mind and connect to God Swaminarayan, BAPS also engages in a host of humanitarian and charitable endeavors, by which its volunteers serve neighbors and communities. Through the BAPS Charities non-profit aid organization, BAPS has spearheaded a number of projects around the world in the arenas of healthcare, education, environmental causes, and community-building campaigns. As a global Hindu minority organization, BAPS actively engages in a range of endeavors aimed at spirituality, character-building, and human welfare. The activities span religious, cultural, social, and humanitarian domains. Through these activities, it aims to preserve Indian culture, ideals of Hindu faith, family unity, selfless service, interfaith harmony and peaceful coexistence. 55,000 volunteers and 3,300 temples serve 3,300 communities around the world.
  • Felt so happy after seeing the firecrackers for Diwali(also known as Festival of Lights) 2017 which happened to be 10 years of anniversary. Had delicious food and fun time with family. Lot of local people spent time like a real festival.. I recommend this place to visit at least once if anyone lives near by!
  • Wonderful experience. Amazing free temple. Gift shop was cheap and full of cool stuff. It’s like you have arrived in a different country. People there were very considerate.
  • Peaceful and full of Indian art.. amazing designs and must go place n Atlanta
  • Lovely place. Awesome architecture, peaceful and great place for family visits. Hindu gods and their idol are really beautifully maintained.

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