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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

15100 Fairfield Ranch Rd, Chino Hills, CA 91709-8856
+1 909-614-5000
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Beautiful, well worth a visit.

Beautiful place. It is absolutely amazing to see all the carvings - it is something simply... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
TravelerFromStamford
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Stamford, CT
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Amazing

Stopped by to see this. It is amazing. A lot of the grounds are still under construction but the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jim K
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Indio, 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 suburb just outside of Los Angeles. With the guidance and blessings of His Holiness, the congregation grew from just a handful of families to a strong group of dedicated devotees who yearned for spiritual growth. In 2000, His Holiness visited the current site of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Chino Hills and invigorated the congregation's desire to build a traditional Hindu Mandir. The congregation completed with Haveli building (more commonly known as the Visitors Center) in 2007. In 2012, the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Chino Hills was dedicated and opened with great joy. This Mandir is the fifth traditional Hindu Mandir in North America.
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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15100 Fairfield Ranch Rd, Chino Hills, CA 91709-8856
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+1 909-614-5000
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place. It is absolutely amazing to see all the carvings - it is something simply incredible, and you have to appreciate countless hours which went into creation of this masterpiece. The structure (Mandir) is made mostly from the marble and sandstone, and it is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by to see this. It is amazing. A lot of the grounds are still under construction but the Mandir (Temple) is open to the public. Make sure you wear pants or skirts that cover the knees (they will furnish you with a sarong if...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every detail is phenomenal and the people are so kind and helpful. It’s amazing to watch this come together. Poonam provided an exceptional tour and detail of where the marble and wood came from and where it was carved. I’ve visited multiple times and brought...More

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Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

This is an active Hindu temple that is very welcoming to visitors: free to go in, free parking and great cultural experience! They have a gorgeous visitor center with wood carved details where you can watch an introductory video. You can also go into the...More

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Reviewed March 31, 2018

I had visited This temple so many times, my journey..started on 14th January 2018, when I had visited the temple early in the morning before The Sun rise. and once I had visited in the evening at the time of Sun set and The Moon...More

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Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

The artwork done in marble stones and in wood are must see!! The main shrine in white marbles look like indra lokham!! Peaceful for mind !!

Thank Anandha Bharath... J
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

My friends and I went there visited last September, Wow what an Indian temple, amazing absolutely beautiful.

Thank Yongying S
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Reviewed March 2, 2018

This is my 5th time going there and each time it getting better and better the restaurant is excellent .But the inside of the Mandir or tempple is overwhelming because it so beautiful and very relaxing . long pants and cover arms are required.

Thank 914points
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Reviewed January 16, 2018

Went here out of curiosity as we had been to India several months previously and glad that we went. There is still building work going on but the workmanship and skills are certainly inspiring. The story of their faith and their temple was interesting. Would...More

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Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

An epic eyesore, gaudy, over-wrought and a perpetual monument to just how spineless the Chino Hills City council can be. It does not fit in any architectural style within 2000 miles. It looks like it should have a huge water slide and some LEGOLand cars...More

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mrsbuster
May 19, 2018|
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Response from 98jimj | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am not sure if they allow pets but the grounds are large and flat. There is a mix of hard standing and grass. A small dog would not have any problems.
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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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April 2, 2017|
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Response from chitodavidjr | Reviewed this property |
At the time we visited, not too many people were there. In case you go and lots of people are visiting, take advantage of the crowd by including them in your pictures.
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