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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

Open Now: 09:00 - 19:30
Open today: 09:00 - 19:30
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Outstanding afternoon exploring an amazing site.

Met some friends here to check out this beautiful Hindu Temple. Gated parking lot offers free... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A beautiful work of art, lovingly created.

This is a beautiful mandir (Hindu temple) well worth a visit. It opened in 2012. It is the loving... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Annette M
Los Angeles, California
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Inspired by His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj, a handful of devotees began conducting weekly assemblies in the late 1970's and early 1980's. In 1984, His Holiness inaugurated the first BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Whittier, California, a small...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
15100 Fairfield Ranch Rd, Chino Hills, CA 91709-8856
+1 909-614-5000
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 8 May 2013 via mobile

This new temple recently inaugurated in Dec.2012 in Chino hills, is the best example of historic intricate carved artwork on marble seen only at Dilwara in Abu or in temples of Ranakpur in Rajasthan, India. Frankly, I felt the artwork and carvings unparalleled even by...More

8  Thank vrvaid
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

An epic eyesore, gaudy, over-wrought and a perpetual monument to just how spineless the Chino Hills City council can be. It does not fit in any architectural style within 2000 miles. It looks like it should have a huge water slide and some LEGOLand cars...More

3  Thank Guy F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Met some friends here to check out this beautiful Hindu Temple. Gated parking lot offers free parking and it very easy to find off the 71 freeway. Took a tour with one of the many volunteers who explained how the temple was carved and shipped...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful mandir (Hindu temple) well worth a visit. It opened in 2012. It is the loving project of 70 families living in Chino Hills and a total of about 700 mandir members in the surrounding communities. The interior and exterior of the...More

Thank Annette M
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Chino temple is very beautiful holy place. We feel so much blessed and calm in the temple. Not only Hindus but everyone are welcome here and have tour to know the swaminarayan religion.

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Reviewed 18 August 2018

This is fairly a new temple and very well maintained. It is close to 71 freeway. Temple is made of marble and the carvings are breathtaking. It is based on Sanarthana Dharma, ie. the whole world is one family and we are all interconnected. I...More

1  Thank Krish S
Reviewed 16 August 2018

I was not prepared for what we saw. We stopped at the visitors center which was exquisite. The woodwork was insane! The volunteer staff was super friendly and explained the carvings and answered all of our questions. The temple was peaceful and the stonework is...More

Thank Ninaupnorth
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Spectacular architecture with hand carved stone and teak wood. The vegetarian restaurant and snack shop is very, very good

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place. It is absolutely amazing to see all the carvings - it is something simply incredible, and you have to appreciate countless hours which went into creation of this masterpiece. The structure (Mandir) is made mostly from the marble and sandstone, and it is...More

Thank TravelerFromStamford
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Stopped by to see this. It is amazing. A lot of the grounds are still under construction but the Mandir (Temple) is open to the public. Make sure you wear pants or skirts that cover the knees (they will furnish you with a sarong if...More

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Every detail is phenomenal and the people are so kind and helpful. It’s amazing to watch this come together. Poonam provided an exceptional tour and detail of where the marble and wood came from and where it was carved. I’ve visited multiple times and brought...More

3  Thank ZindagiBella
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

This is an active Hindu temple that is very welcoming to visitors: free to go in, free parking and great cultural experience! They have a gorgeous visitor center with wood carved details where you can watch an introductory video. You can also go into the...More

2  Thank Sivi811
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Response from Anandha Bharath... J | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Vegetarian food and some their own products like snacks, soap, shampoo etc..
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17 October 2017|
Response from Nas S | Reviewed this property |
Steve, you may certainly meditate inside of the temple as long as you want just so long as you're there during the temple hours which is: Monday-Friday: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm & 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm Saturday, Sunday & Holidays... More