2 Hindu Temples to Explore in Illinois

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Hindu Temples to Explore in Illinois

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Chicago

The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, is an impressive and stunning Hindu temple that serves members of the Swaminarayan faith. The temple is designed based on time-honored Indian architectural styles, featuring hand-carved stone and marble artworks throughout its towers, domes, and columns. Its design incorporates elements from both traditional Hinduism such as its detailed Garbhagriha (sanctum sanctorum) and Raj Bhawna (Royal Pavilion).

Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago

The Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago is a vibrant and culturally important place of worship for members of the Hindu religion. The temple was built in 2007, and serves as a welcoming hub for thousands of Hindus who live in the surrounding area. It features two large prayer halls, individual praying spaces for personal contemplation and meditation, an imposing statue of Ganesh, four unique shrines dedicated to various gods from the Vedic pantheon.

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