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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

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Address: 460 Rockbridge Road NW, Lilburn, GA 30047
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Open to one and all, the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir was inaugurated in...

Open to one and all, the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir was inaugurated in August of 2007 after only 17 months of construction time utilizing 1.3 Million volunteer hours. The Mandir is comprised of 3 types of stone (Turkish Limestone, Italian marble, and Indian pink sandstone). More than 34,000 individual pieces were carved by hand in India, shipped to the USA and assembled in Lilburn like a giant 3-D puzzle.

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The temple is magnificent, and well worth the visit. There is an audio tour available in the gift shop, and I highly recommend it, it costs only $5 and will provide you with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple is magnificent, and well worth the visit. There is an audio tour available in the gift shop, and I highly recommend it, it costs only $5 and will provide you with information about the inside of the temple. We attended a service and it was quite lovely. There were volunteers about to answer questions and to give us... More 

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Lilburn, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As I walked in the temple has an overall peaceful feeling. Nice architecture. You can go to the vegetarian restaurant and do a buffet or order from the menu. Delicious but could be a little better.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The temple is amazing, awesome and inspiring. This was a very interesting visit. Everyone we encountered was friendly and helpful. I will definitely return and I would encourage anyone to visit.

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Braselton, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is beautiful and inspirational. Built by hand by a million hours of volunteer labor here to put it together after being carved in India. The interior left me speechless. Do invest in the audio guide, it is very informative. The adjacent Indian cafe is nice too. There is handicap access. The gift shop was a trifle disappointing, but certainly... More 

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Annandale, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Ths place is absolutely amaziing, held together without nails or glue. It is absolutely huge. Even if you know nothing about the Indian Religion you can appreciate the beauty of this temple. beautiful had carved Marble all around.

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Lilburn, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

A visit to the BAPS Mandir is like a time travel trip to India. The entire structure was handmade by artisans in India according to their thousand-plus years of religious and cultural traditions, then disassembled and reassembled on the site in Lilburn. The attendants are gracious and knowledgeable. Gratuities suggested. Modest dress required and no shoes to be worn inside.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great hand carved marble Hindu Temple. They welcome all cultures and religions. The food at the Shayona cafe is great.

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

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 a very peaceful and awesome (in the old fashioned sense of the word) feeling. The story of how it was built is something unto itself. Afterwards,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

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 very welcome and you could feel the deep love and respect that went into this Temple. Please respect that it is a very special and sacred place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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. There is no mortar in the exterior as all of the pieces are interlocking. It is a beautiful piece of architecture which can be... More 

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