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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (Hindu Temple)

460 Rockbridge Rd NW, Lilburn, GA 30047 View Map

Metro Atlanta's most spectacular, cultural, arts, and spiritual highlight is also open for tours. The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir is the largest Hindu Mandir (temple) in the United States. Visitors can tour the Mandir. 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 Turkish limestone, Italian marble, and Indian pink sandstone. More than 34,000 individual stone pieces were carved by hand in India, shipped to the USA, and assembled in Lilburn like a giant jigsaw puzzle. The Mandir is completely etched with intricate carvings, depicting a mosaic of tales of inspiration, devotion, and historic figures from Hinduism.

Enjoy hours of beauty, peace, and discovery at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Lilburn – a masterpiece of exquisite Indian design and workmanship. Marvel at the intricate marble carvings, participate in Hindu rituals or learn about the world’s oldest living faith – Hinduism. Whatever you prefer, you are welcome to visit.

For Individuals & Families:

The Mandir is open to all and entry is free. Individuals and families are not required to book their visit in advance. Visiting hours are from 9am to 6pm daily with the best times to visit being from 9am to 12pm and 3:30pm to 6pm. Visitors are also welcome to participate in a traditional Hindu ritual known as Arti which takes place at 11:15am each day. Audio tours are available in multiple languages in the Mandir Gift & Book Shop.

Guided Tours for Schools and Groups Visit:

Schools and groups are welcome to visit the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. A guided tour of the Mandir is provided by volunteer tour guides to groups of 10+ people with advanced reservations Monday thru Saturday.

Helpful Tips:

Modest dress code required - NO shorts or skirts above the knee, NO tank tops or sleeveless tops.

Photography for personal use maybe taken from ground level outside the Mandir only. No photography or video inside the Mandir. Professional photography or photo sessions with any photography gear are not permitted.


TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
4.5 stars on TripAdvisor Based on 157 traveler reviews

An excellent place for having quality time with your family.

We recently visited this Temple and really enjoyed our stay at this majestic place. The architecture and the ambience were excellent. This visit was one of our most memorable experience... Read Full Review

For whites and Asians only

Don't go if you are black. You will be hassled and followed by security guards who can't believe there are quiet, decent black people who just want to quietly and decently respect other cultures. Read Full Review

So Peaceful

If you are near the Lilburn, GA area, this is a must visit destination. Just amazing and beautiful. The architecture is amazing and the grounds are beautiful and peaceful. Read Full Review

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Yelp Reviews

5 stars on Yelp Based on 53 traveler reviews

Immersed ourselves in this peaceful and beautiful place! Get an Audio tour for just $5 and learn about the temple and the Hindu religion. I will return... Read Full Review

How can something so beautiful, exist in Atlanta. I found this on a "hidden gems in Atlanta" search. And went with hesitation. Only to have my mind... Read Full Review

This spectacular temple may be located about 20 minutes from Atlanta but it looks like your in another country. It's truly breathtaking and a sight to be... Read Full Review

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