Tuesday 8 January 2013

BAPS, the 68th Shri Swaminarayan Mandir was Inaugurated in Chino Hills, California, USA

The 68th Shri Swaminarayan Mandir of Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha(BAPS) has been built in Chino Hills, in Los Angeles, California State, USA. This newly constructed Shri Swaminarayan Swamy Temple was inaugurated on the morning of December 23, 2012. Sadguru Pujya Kothari Swami performed the Consecration ceremony in accordance of with Hindu Vedic Rituals to infuse divinity into the sacred murthis inside the Mandir in the presence of  Thousands of Devotees.

Unique Features of Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Chino Hills, California, USA
  • The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir is constructed using 35,000 pieces of Meticulously habd carved Italian Carrara Marble and Indian Pink Sandstone.
  • The Temple encompasses Five Pinnacles(Shikhar), two large domes, four balconies, 122 pillars and 129 archways.
  • From the external walls and domes to the inside pillars and ceilings, the mandir is completely etched with intricate carvings in marble and standstone.
  • The 6,600 hand-carved motifs depict a mosaic of tales of inspiration, devotion and dedication along with historical figures from Hinduism.
  • The Mandir is designed and built to 1000 years.
  • The Mandir is situated on a 20-acre site, complete with 91 foot Lotus-Shaped Reflection Pond, a Culture Centre, Gymnasium and Classrooms.
  • The Temple is the first Earthquake-proof Mandir in the World.
  • The upper sructure of the complex is protected from earthquake by separating it from the base with a series of 40 base-isolator units.
  • The Mandir uses a Solar Power Syaytem to generate Electricity and reduce adverse effects on the Environment.
  • Artisan created the Carving in India with Great Love, Skill and Patience.
  • The Mandir combines the Best of Traditional Stone Art and Architecture and the Best of Modern Technology.
Some More Unique Features of the Mandir....
Temple Construction Period: 6 years. 
Man hours: 1.3Million man hours spend for Mandir construction. 
Total Cost: 100million dollars(INR-550 crores). 
No. of Volunteers worked for: 900 Volunteers. 

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Address
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
15100 Fairfield Ranch Road,
Chino Hills, CALIFORNIA 91709
Phone: 001-909-614-5000
Fax: 001-909-614-5050

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