Thursday, July 05, 2007

New York Times on the Lilburn Temple

Just today, the New York Times published an article answering a question I had. What is this place?

Lilburn, GA Temple, originally uploaded by Mr. Kimberly.

It is the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Hindu temple on the corner of Lawrenceville Highway and Rockbridge Rd NW (Google Map).

The above picture was taken in April '07 while construction was taking place. The New York Times article has a picture of the completed building and states that it should be opening about the last week in July. I don't know what the decorum is for visiting a Hindu temple for a non-believer, but I do believe that I will try to visit it before leaving for Houston.

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Pictures of the temple ground breaking from the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir website.

About the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir from Harvard's Pluralism Project.

Brochure detailing the temple project, with drawings and building details and descriptions.


Anonymous said...

The Mandir will be open to the public probably after September 1st, 2007. The are usually no limitation but there are general visitation hours. Also you will be required to take off your shoes so wear hole-free socks. If you want to see rituals bieng performed go around 6:00 pm.


Anonymous said...

Just wanted to add. There is a similar Mandir in houston. It was recentely built by the same organization.

Anonymous said...

everyone's welcome to visit the temple; just don't wear shorts; for general info go to