Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:15 PM
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  • ckatmomi
    Union, New Jersey415 contributions
    Spectacular
    This Mandir is truly spectacular. It is well worth the trip. . The carvings from Italian marble which was carved in India and shipped to here to be put back together are truly amazing. Our group was assigned a guide who took us around and then we were able to observe and participate in small ceremony.
    Visited January 2020
    Written January 18, 2020
  • SheilaWong
    4 contributions
    Beautiful Marble Craving Statue
    My friends visit here and post pictures,i find this place is very beautiful so i come to see for myself,it is open to public and is free entry.there is a time where they allow people to walk around and view the sacred deities.there is a small cafe inside where you can get a lot of Hindu style snacks and food.Pets are not allowed on the premises.
    Visited May 2019
    Written March 8, 2020
  • Meeganism
    Cincinnati, Ohio260 contributions
    Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir was absolutely gorgeous
    Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir was absolutely gorgeous and the community of people who ran the temple were very accommodating. My daughter and I went to the temple to experience it and even though it is not 100% done the inner chamber is something to behold. The marble imported from Italy was meticulously carved beautifully and put together piece by piece. The temple itself was as ornate as the Vatican and the vibe was totally positive. One tip is you go, wear pants out of respect, if you come in shorts you will be asked to put on a surong wrap. The temple is about 1/4 the way done with an addition for a reflection pool and more buildings, There are peacocks roaming the grounds with their babies.
    Visited July 2021
    Written July 8, 2021
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Grish R
3 contributions
Jan 2020
Best temple of the world shows real hindu religion. what a great thoughts. lots of respect for women and men. Truelly believing in this concept. Touching women and giving ashirward is not real women value. But women and men respect and maryada is followed by baps. pour satsang is showing by baps swaminarayan bhagwan and its sadhus. Lots of activities social, spiritual and world wellcoming and best sampraday. when i read their books and more and more i know for them i feel so blessed i understand this baps swaminarayan. please people i encourage that please visit baps akshardham new delhi and london baps swaminarayan temple and canada , houston, atlanta ,LA temple visit sunday sabha too. You will realise what you miss till up to in your life.
Written August 14, 2020
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Naina-Damani
London, UK1,032 contributions
Nov 2019
The temple is made from coloured marble with incredible intricate design inside and outside. To enjoy hours of beauty, peace and discovery of unique and exquisite Indian design and carvings. It is mind blowing experience.
Written October 26, 2020
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ExpatSB
15 contributions
Jan 2020
An absolute gem of a place. So unique, beautiful and peaceful. I've been to very few places that has made me feel so at peace. The volunteers are so friendly and willing to give extra information. I would suggest taking the tour if you are visiting for the first time, there is so much history and things to learn. Just check their website on the best time to visit since they have special idol worships certain times during the day.

I would highly recommend visiting this temple whenever you are in the area. There is a small gift and food shop as well that is great.

Thank you for such a wonderful experience, I'll be sure to come back again and again!
Written September 19, 2020
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hvu2000
Vienna, VA1,503 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
It is very beautiful temple and is one of the largest Hindu temples in the US and is located near Hwy 95, northeast of Philadelphia. The Mansir (temple) is dedicated to the worship of Bhagwan Swaminarayan. Some parts of the temple is still under construction and should be all completed sometime in 2023. There is a large parking lots and surrounding with beautiful landscapes. Touring the temple on our own is good with some guidance from the temple staffs at the visitor center. We were allow to take photos outside and at the visitor center, but not inside the main worship area. Highly recommended.
Written December 20, 2022
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tangi1
Elizabeth, NJ808 contributions
Jun 2021
I never knew the breathtaking experience was in Robbinsville until recently. An amazing visit to appreciate the carved marble statues alone. Please realize this is a sacred site and always respect that. Modest clothing and be prepared to remove your shoes. A highlight is the peacocks on site. The members of the community are available to answer any questions and were so pleasant. I felt I was on a trip to India not available in these covid times.
Written August 5, 2021
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Sonia G
Glastonbury, CT1 contribution
Dec 2018 • Family
During one of the prayers, my sister and I walked to the front of the room to join our father, and were yelled at by the security guard and women behind us- at first we were confused and didn't understand what we did wrong. But then, we looked around and noticed that all the men were sitting in the front of the room, and women in the back, and this gross rule was forcibly enforced. In an outrage, my sister defiantly went back to the front of the room and was AGAIN screamed at by the security guards and other women, who were telling her she's "disrupting the ceremony" and is being "extremely disrespectful". Disgusted, we left and complained to the employee nearby. He insisted that the separation wasn't discrimination, and it was solely to honor the wishes of some guru from 200 years ago. Another woman argued that the separation was actually a sign of respect for women because the priests were in the front of the room, and they needed to maintain their vows of celibacy and not be tempted. Both failed to acknowledge that something as obviously sexist as segregation is a form of discrimination that does not belong in the 21st century. What a horrible temple that does not at all honor true Hindu ideals. Do NOT go here.
Written December 29, 2018
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Tushar K
Allentown, PA62 contributions
Jan 2017 • Family
This place, or so called Temple is nothing but a show off place or a Business run by a group of wealthy guys. Granted that the marble carvings, and all the plush ambience they've tried to create there is great, but what lacks there is key - No Divine or Spirituality feeling at all !!!

And to top that, the team of so called support and security staff think that they work for some sort of CIA or equivalent agencies. How can you talk to your visitors in language such as "No matter what you do, Do not touch the marble carvings". What do you expect people not to get amazed and touch out of curiosity the carvings inside, also its possible that accidentally it may happen as you walk by, and kids you can't teach them all manners at young age. I mean be polite, you want us to come visit there, give donations, etc. so be courteous in your dealings with tourists.

Next one is funny - "You are not allowed to stand at drop-off for more than 5 mins, let me take a pic of your license plate". I mean who, what are you and where are you. The place is supposed to be a temple where elderly, pregnant and other assisted people will visit and their families will need that extra minute or few to get in/out of their cars. Where are your rule signboards, why aren't guards standing there making people move instead you've left it for peoples imaginations? I've not seen even the international airport polices so stringent (taking pics lol) as these so called paid hopefully Gujarati American-Indians running the show here are. Show some professionalism and kindness guys.

If I didn't mention, the first checkpoint you pass is the donations stand who are ready with credit card machines to swipe in your donations in the form of offerings. The so called cafe is another fancy version of another Indian snack place or grocery store, geez !!!

Personally I think the temple is open when it's not ready for prime time yet. And I understand why you may have, but when you do realize that not all things are ready as they should be from your end, BE ACCOMMODATING!!!

Overall I rate this place average, but my personal experience (mostly due to management authorities) as most terrible. This place no matter how much they've spend, like I said lacks Divine Spirituality which no money can buy. Go to more better places such as 'Balaji Bridgewater Temple' or 'Arsh Vidya Gurukulam' if you really want to get peace of mind and experience a real Indian culture and traditions.

Good luck running your shop guys !!!
Written January 17, 2017
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tarinamahtab
Devon, PA1 contribution
Jul 2018 • Family
I went with my parents and my son. It was beautiful. The volunteers were amazing. I was astounded at the fact that during the Arti, men/boys were made to sit in front and women /ladies were made to sit at the back. I am born and brought up in India. I have NEVER been subjected to this segregation and particularly with the men in the front. It needs to change. I will not be going back as this is not the ideology I want to promote to my teenage sons. Thanks.
Written July 3, 2018
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Saloni Agarwal
Montreal, Canada3 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
They make a terrible show of the place. Gaudy purple lights everywhere. Hardly any statues of gods. People are not free to stand and worship, and feel spiritual. Instead, you go around in a line around the temple. No one seemed remotely interested in praying. Why would they be? This is a family outing to a commercial venue, not a spiritual place. I'm not asking the spiritual experience to match that of Mathura/Vrindavan but this was just horrible. Will not be going again.
Written November 13, 2016
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Jason K
San Leandro, CA291 contributions
Nov 2014 • Couples
We were in the area for a wedding and had some time to do a bit of sight seeing. We looked up attractions on TripAdvisor and saw the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir listed. I checked out Temple's website and learned that it just opened a few months prior and that there are Aartis (ceremonies which symbolize that triumph of light over darkness and also serves as a connection between devotees and the Lord) scheduled throughout the day. We arrived about 40 minutes prior to the Aarti and were met at the entrance of the temple by a volunteer who gave us a guided tour. The tour was very informative and the volunteer answered our many questions.

The Temple was amazing, I can not describe the beauty. The facility is still under construction and will be for some time, despite the construction, the main temple is completed and worth the visit.
Written November 12, 2014
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