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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

“A Mandir is a place of paramount peace….to realize God”

– Pramukh Swami Maharaj

IMG_5847A Mandir is a Hindu place of Worship. This one is located in Lilburn Georgia, a little way north of Atlanta. A fun and easy trip for staycationers…IMG_5842I had company today. My nieces accompanied me to this temple.

More than 34,000 pieces were hand carved in India and shipped to USA and assembled in 17 months by volunteers.

This is an amazingly peaceful and loving place. Inside there are shrines to spiritual leaders and Deities. We couldn’t photograph inside. I wish I could have though, it is simply amazing. The carving details are fabulous. IMG_5844This is from the outside, it is even more intricate on the interior. IMG_5845They have classes and social gatherings too.

IMG_5846These people were all dressed up beautifully and playing instruments.

All in all it was an amazing day.IMG_5864

Visit to a Spectacular Place

ImageThis is BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.  A Mandir is a Hindu place of worship. My photos don’t do it justice. It left me in awe and and in an overwhelming sense of peace.  No photos can be taken inside.

This Mandir was inaugurated in 2007. More than 34,000 individual pieces were carved by hand in India, shipped to the USA and assembled in Lilburn Georgia like a grand 3 D puzzle. It is amazing!

ImageMandir is comprised of 3 different types of stone, Turkish Limestone, Italian Marble, and Indian Pink Sandstone.

IMG_1585This is an unbelievable  experience.