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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.

Please visit www.baps.org/atlanta for full details and latest updates.

Hours

Monday – Sunday 9am - 6pm

Contact Info

info.atlanta@usa.baps.org
(678) 906-2277

Website

http://www.baps.org/atlanta

TripAdvisor Reviews

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4.5 stars on TripAdvisor Based on 136 traveler reviews

Worth it

Never knew this type of temple existed in Georgia. It was stunning and the detail that went into the work was wonderful. Excellent work of art and very peaceful. There was a little cafe close by and... Read Full Review

Breathtakingly beautiful Hindu temple

I was so thrilled to find out that there was a local Hindu temple here in Georgia. This right outside the perimeter and was easy to find. There is no entrance fee, but it does have a gated entrance... Read Full Review

Gets better every visit

It seems that every time I visit, there is something a bit more to see. Mom had seen pictures of the place from one of my prior visits, but she was totally amazed once we got in the place. An area... Read Full Review

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5 stars on Yelp Based on 46 traveler reviews

I found this place through Explore Georgia and could not wait to visit. I went on a fairly warm winter afternoon and the weather was perfect for walking... Read Full Review

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