7 Hindu Temples to Explore in United States

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Hindu Temples to Explore in United States

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Atlanta

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Atlanta, is a stunning Hindu temple complex that welcomes worshippers, Hindus and non-Hindus alike, from all over the world. The Atlanta temple was opened in August of 2007 and features detailed architecture inspired by ancient Indian lore and engineering. It is the largest Hindu mandir of its kind in the United States, at 45,000 square feet with 78 ornately carved stone sculptures decorating its exterior walls.

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).

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Chino Hills

The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, located in Chino Hills, California, is a Hindu temple that was built in 2012. The Mandir is made of Italian Carrara marble and Indian Pink sandstone, and it was designed to resemble traditional Hindu temples found in India. TheMandir is open to people of all faiths, and it hosts many community events throughout the year.

Hindu Temple of Atlanta

The Hindu Temple of Atlanta is the first temple built to serve the local Hindu population in 1992 but its awe-inspiring structure can make anyone feel like they are transported far away to a different era. Every inch of the temple has intricate motifs and patterns carved on the walls, pillars and ceilings showcasing the finest traditional carvings on display. The inside also houses priceless Hindu artifacts, such as gold-plated statues and archways decorated with gorgeous sculptures.

Hindu Temple of Florida

The Hindu Temple of Florida, is a welcoming place for locals to learn about and experience authentic Hindu culture. Its graceful shrines, the intricate details of its walls, the inviting courtyards and lush garden all work together to create a tranquil atmosphere. The temple hopes to provide spiritual solace for congregants and educates guests about various aspects of the Hindu faith with educational initiatives as well as musical, dance, debate and youth activities.

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.

The Hindu Temple Society of North America

This temple claims to be the very first of the traditional Hindu temples in the USA which was popularly referred to as the Ganesh Temple. The temple architecture and the rituals follow the South Indian tradition. The temple is visited not only by the Hindus but also those who wish to explore religious diversity in Queens.

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