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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

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4.5 stars on TripAdvisor Based on 162 traveler reviews

Architectural wonder!

Must see in Atlanta, Hindu temple but open to anyone, as long as you follows the rules of taking off your shoes etc.. Cultural enthusiasts can learn plenty about hindu religion here. Some great... Read Full Review

Must See!!!

You won't believe that something like this exists in Georgia! The temple is amazing!! You can only take pictures outside. The inside is stunning. I felt like I was in an ice-castle. Everyone has... Read Full Review

Must see if in the area

Pictures don’t do this place justice. The architecture is amazing. They don’t allow pictures inside the building, which is understandable. It was still awesome to see. We spent about 30-45 min... Read Full Review

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Yelp Reviews

5 stars on Yelp Based on 54 traveler reviews

spectacular place. You don't have to be religious at all to come and appreciate the beauty and peace that you find in this place. Really exquisite! A must... 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

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

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