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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

Closes in 14 min: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Engaging and delightful

This was an unplanned stop but a delightful way to spend some time. The mandir is impressive in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
RickC926
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Tampa, Florida
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Like walking into a cloud

Wow! This place was amazing. Although, I would suggest going during the daytime to take advantage... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GreggL14
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Helendale, California
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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...more
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15100 Fairfield Ranch Rd, Chino Hills, CA 91709-8856
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was an unplanned stop but a delightful way to spend some time. The mandir is impressive in scale and architectural design from the exterior and even more grand inside with its detailed marbled etching in the domes depicting the various religious beliefs. The visitor...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! This place was amazing. Although, I would suggest going during the daytime to take advantage of all the places where one can stop and rest and reflect. Although, the lights on the Mandir at night provide a stunning photo. While there, to enter the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GreggL14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful temple to explore some stunning stone carvings and hindu culture. People who work here are very informative about the structure and very kind. Must visit Shayona for awesome Indian treats like some yummy traditional sweets and snacks. We can also find some story books...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

For our first visit to Chino Hills we included this temple on our sites to see list. It was very a beautiful work of art, convenient to visit, and parking was free. I’d definitely recommend.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BeMoore33
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Met some friends here to check out this beautiful Hindu Temple. Gated parking lot offers free parking and it very easy to find off the 71 freeway. Took a tour with one of the many volunteers who explained how the temple was carved and shipped...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful mandir (Hindu temple) well worth a visit. It opened in 2012. It is the loving project of 70 families living in Chino Hills and a total of about 700 mandir members in the surrounding communities. The interior and exterior of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Chino temple is very beautiful holy place. We feel so much blessed and calm in the temple. Not only Hindus but everyone are welcome here and have tour to know the swaminarayan religion.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Amisha M
Reviewed August 18, 2018

This is fairly a new temple and very well maintained. It is close to 71 freeway. Temple is made of marble and the carvings are breathtaking. It is based on Sanarthana Dharma, ie. the whole world is one family and we are all interconnected. I...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Krish S
Reviewed August 16, 2018

I was not prepared for what we saw. We stopped at the visitors center which was exquisite. The woodwork was insane! The volunteer staff was super friendly and explained the carvings and answered all of our questions. The temple was peaceful and the stonework is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 25, 2018

Spectacular architecture with hand carved stone and teak wood. The vegetarian restaurant and snack shop is very, very good

Date of experience: July 2018
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bingbing2017
September 21, 2018|
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Response from anandhabharathij | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Vegetarian food and some their own products like snacks, soap, shampoo etc..
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May 19, 2018|
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Steve P
October 17, 2017|
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Response from Nas S | Reviewed this property |
Steve, you may certainly meditate inside of the temple as long as you want just so long as you're there during the temple hours which is: Monday-Friday: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm & 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm Saturday, Sunday & Holidays... More
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