Welcome to BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.
‘Namaste’ is a traditional Hindu form of greeting. It acknowledges the presence of divinity within us all. With all the warmth and wisdom of Hinduism, we welcome you to this sacred place known as the Mandir.
In the ancient Indian language of Sanskrit, ‘mandir’ is the name given to a Hindu place of worship. It literally means where the mind is serene.
As the creator of this mandir, His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj explained:
A mandir is a centre for realising God.
A mandir is a place of paramount peace.
A mandir inspires us to respect one another and serve the community.
Before you begin your audio-guided tour, please note the following information:
The toilets are located at the left and right of the main doors as you entered the building.
In case the fire alarm sounds, please leave the building through the nearest fire exit in an orderly manner.
The ceremony of light, known as the ‘arti’, is held at 11.45am in the upper sanctum. The shrines that house the sacred images, known as murtis, are closed for viewing from 12.15pm to 4.00pm. So please plan your tour accordingly.
If at any point during your visit you have any queries, please feel free to ask at the Reception Desk. The volunteers will gladly be of assistance.
Please refrain from touching the carvings during your tour. Visitor photography is not permitted anywhere within the building.