BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Chino Hills

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
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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 suburb just outside of Los Angeles. With the guidance and blessings of His Holiness, the congregation grew from just a handful of families to a strong group of dedicated devotees who yearned for spiritual growth. In 2000, His Holiness visited the current site of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Chino Hills and invigorated the congregation's desire to build a traditional Hindu Mandir. The congregation completed with Haveli building (more commonly known as the Visitors Center) in 2007. In 2012, the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Chino Hills was dedicated and opened with great joy. This Mandir is the fifth traditional Hindu Mandir in North America.
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BoardingPass548635
9 contributions
detailed engineering
Jul 2021
beautiful & peaceful place to walk around and enjoy the beauty of the builders. Staff on sight were kind & polite and a different way of life & living.
Written 26 July 2021
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Jay Sachi
San Bernardino, CA4 contributions
A spiritual non-sectarian experience.
Nov 2019 • Couples
Chanting the Holy Names and offering obeisances to the Holy Dieties and the devotees.

Also honoring the sanctified vegetarian foodstuffs is a must! Don't be shy, eat as much as you can for purification. Because the food was cooked with
devotion and offered to the Lord with devotion
it becomes pure spiritual food and is called
prasadam, which means the mercy of the Lord.

It is suggested to fold your hands and say Hare Krsna
and namas te when meeting or saying goodbye to
anyone you meet here.
Written 31 July 2020
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Klára V
Hollywood, CA34 contributions
A place of love, peace & harmony. Delicious foods, nice little store, easy access, free parking and worth the trip!
Dec 2019 • Couples
A place of love, peace & harmony. Delicious foods, nice little store, easy access, free parking and worth the trip!
Written 2 March 2020
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Siveng L
3 contributions
Beautiful temple
Nov 2019
This temple is beautiful. They welcome every religion, they just ask for you to respect theirs. There is no camera inside the temple. The moment you walk in the temple you will be in awe. The details inside the temple is
Written 8 January 2020
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AllClassAllTheTime
Pomona, CA17 contributions
Serene and Beautiful
Apr 2019 • Solo
Simply put - an amazing place to spend some time for both tourists and locals. Great for families, groups or even solo. Amazing architecture. There is a food store if u want to pick up snacks, sweets or frozen items. You can even order a hot food items from the kitchen to eat there. Renovations are in progress but it's still a great place to enjoy.
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Written 9 November 2019
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waynefromcali
Yucaipa, CA3,150 contributions
Our BAPSLADIWALI Visit was Beautiful!
Oct 2019 • Couples
This is a beautiful,scenic and culturally important place to visit,explore,and learn about the philosophy of this belief.
It is a very peaceful and welcoming environment and the staff is wonderful here!
We were visiting to see the annual Diwali
celebration and it was so active with visitors and followers alike.
It was festive and if you enjoy creating pictures if beautiful and interesting architecture and scenery-look no further-it is a stunning location!
There is no charge to visit since it a place of cultural worship and there drinks and foods available if you'd like.
Plenty if free safe parking and is family friendly and a wonderful experience!
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Written 28 October 2019
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Sharlene B
Chino Hills, CA62 contributions
A special event lead to our visit ~
Oct 2019 • Couples
We always wanted to visit and a special event this month welcomed the community to come on in. So we did. Intricate and time consuming, each piece of the temple buildings were carefully acquired and placed. Interesting to see up close.
Written 13 October 2019
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Kate Radford Travels
Hebden Bridge, UK122 contributions
Spirit and the sky.
Jul 2019 • Friends
We visited here from LA as i've been here for over a month, and have felt weakened by the lack of nature and manner of the city. This temple is exceptionally beautiful and is one of the highlights of my entire trip. It was incredible and lovely and I felt very lucky to have visited. If you are on the path and in the area and want to visit another temple of god, make this a priority. Thank You. 🙏🏼
Written 8 July 2019
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Adip R
Pune, India1,611 contributions
A must visit place
Jun 2019 • Family
This is a very nice temple built on Hindu Architecture and possibly the best such temple in USA. Not only it is peaceful but also maintained nicely. Once you get in (no entry fee) you will discover yourself in a different world away from the din of the outside. There is a small restaurant where some snacks etc. are available, but they close at 7.30 pm and after 6.30 pm one may not get the listed items. There are parking places inside the premises. Highly recommended for a visit for 1 to 2 hours.
Written 30 June 2019
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Doris
Weymouth, MA21 contributions
Peaceful
Jun 2019
On the recommendation from my mom, I visited this temple. The staff here was very knowledgable, and friendly. It was very peaceful and quiet even though it is located next to a highway. The staff was ready to answer any questions or if you want to strike up a random conversation.
Written 22 June 2019
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