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Swaminarayan, the founder of the Swaminarayan Sampraday, established temples, known as mandirs (Devnagari: मन्दिर), as part of his philosophy of theism and deity worship. These mandirs are known as Swaminarayan Hindu temples.[1]

He constructed ten temples in the following cities; Ahmedabad, Bhuj, Muli, Vadtal, Junagadh, Kolkata,Dholera, Dholka, Gadhpur & Jetalpur. In these temples he installed images of various Hindu gods, such as NarNarayan Dev, LaxmiNarayan Dev, RadhaKrishna Dev, RadhaRaman Dev, Revti-Baldevji, Madan Mohan Dev etc.[2] Each of these nine original temples fall either under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi, Ahmedabad or the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi, Vadtal depending on their geographical location.[3]

One of the most prominent features of the heritage of Swaminarayan is temple architecture. The images in the temples built by Swaminarayan are the evidence of the priority of Krishna. All of the temples constructed during his life show some form of Krishna, and all temples since have such worshipable murtis. In the temples of the dioceses of Ahmedabad and Vadtal, they are predominantly a central altar or a shrine. Human forms are predominant but for a known exception of a Hanuman temple at Sarangpur, where Hanuman is the central figure.[4] The temples have accommodations for sadhus built next to them. Stones were quarried in far places and carried to the temple sites.[5]

Swaminarayan temples, like other Hindu temples, have walkways around the central shrine to allow worshipers to circumambulate the shrine. These are often decorated with designs and inlaid marble. The main shrine area is divided by railings. One side of the railing is reserved for women, as Swaminarayan propagated that men and women should be separated in temples to allow full concentration on god. Men do a specified number of prostrations (as decided by themselves). In front of the men's section, there is a small section reserved for ascetics and special guests. There is great variety in form and nature of the central images, in front of which are gold- or silver-plated doors that open during darshan.[6]

Today there are over a thousand Swaminarayan temples,[7] spread across five continents, which come under the above two Gadis (seats) of the Swaminarayan Sampraday.[8]

AustraliaEdit

New South WalesEdit

2008 Swaminarayan Mandir, Sydney
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This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

VictoriaEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Melbourne
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Melbourne
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This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

Western AustraliaEdit

Swaminarayan Mandir, Perth
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This Mandir comes under the true swaminarayan faith of the gadi.

QueenslandEdit

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Brisbane
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This Mandir comes under the BAPS

http://www.baps.org/

South AustraliaEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Adelaide
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This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

CanadaEdit

OntarioEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Toronto
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Toronto
Swaminarayan
10 August 2008

This Mandir comes under the BAPS[9]
Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, Toronto
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Toronto
Swaminarayan
10 May 2008

This Mandir comes under the ISSO[9]

FijiEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Fiji (Chapter)
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This Mandir comes under the BAPS

IndiaEdit

DelhiEdit

Akshardham (Delhi)
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This Mandir comes under the BAPS
श्री अक्षरपुरुषोत्तम स्वामीनारायण मंदिर (Shri Aksharpurushottam Swaminarayan Mandir)
Location: Ashok Vihar, Delhi
Primary Deity: Swaminarayan
Constructed in: 3 Fabury 1988 (3 Fabury 1994)
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Founder: Dadubhai Patel (Dadukaka or Kakaji)

TelanganaEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Hyderabad
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This Mandir comes under the BAPS

West BengalEdit

Bhasa temple Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Kolkatta
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Pailan, Diamond Harbour Rd,Kolkata, West Bengal 700020
- BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Bhasa, was consecrated and opened to public in the year 2014
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This Mandir comes under the BAPS

GujaratEdit

Gujarat[10] Origin Place of Swaminarayan Sampraday

  Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ahmedabad (Kankaria-Maninagar)
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This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi
  Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ahmedabad (Narayan Ghat)
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Swaminarayan
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Multi-spire Structure
This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi
  Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ahmedabad (Narayanpura)
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Swaminarayan
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Tri-spire Structure
This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi
  Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Vadtal
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Swaminarayan
3 November 1824
In the Shape of a Lotus
Headquarters of the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi
  Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Bhuj
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Swaminarayan
1823
Multi-spire Structure
This Mandir was built by Swaminarayan himself
  Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Bhuj (New temple)
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NarNarayan Dev, HariKrishna Maharaj, RadhaKrushna Dev and Ghanshyam Maharaj
2010
Multi-spire marble and gold structure
The original Swaminarayan temple in Bhuj was damaged by an earthquake in 2001. This temple has been built to replace the old one, which will now serve as a museum.
  Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Junagadh
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Ranchhodrai and Trikamrai
1 May 1828
5 Dome Structure with sculptures
This Mandir was built by Swaminarayan himself
  Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Dholera
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Madan Mohan Dev and HariKrishna Maharaj
19 May 1826
three Dome Structure
This Mandir was built by Swaminarayan himself
  Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Gadhada
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Gopinathji Maharaj and HariKrishna Maharaj
9 October 1828
Three Domes and two storied Structure
This Mandir was built by Swaminarayan himself
  Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Rajkot
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Laxminarayan Dev, HariKrishna Maharaj and Ghanshyam Maharaj
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This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi
  Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Muli
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RadhaKrishna Dev
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This Mandir comes under the Narnarayan Dev Gadi
  Shri Hanuman Mandir, Sarangpur
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Kastbhanjan Dev
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This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi
  Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Jamnagar
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RadhaKrishna Dev and HariKrishna Maharaj
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This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi
  Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Jetalpur
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Revati-Baldevji
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This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi
  Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Gandhinagar
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Gandhinagar
NarNarayan and RadhaKrishna
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This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi
  Shri Swaminarayan Sanskardham Gurukul, Dhrangadhra
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Dhrangadhra
NarNarayan and RadhaKrishna
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This Sanskardham comes under the NarNarayan,Laxminarayan Dev Gadi

KarnatakaEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Bengaluru (Bangalore)
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Bengaluru
Laxminarayan Dev
2003

This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi

Madhya PradeshEdit

 
Madhya Khand, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Silampura, Burhanpur - 450331

 
Ghanshyam Maharaj, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Silampura, Burhanpur - 450331

 
Suvarna Sinhasan Mahotsav, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Silampura, Burhanpur - 450331
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Burhanpur
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LakshmiNarayan Dev


This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi
Burhanpur is an old city in State of Madhya Pradesh, India.

Satsang in this religious city of Burahanpur started in 1798 when Swaminarayan sanctified this city on his pilgrimage as Neelkanth Varni. Later, he sent his paramhansas like Kripanand Swami, Gunatitanand Swami, Premanand Swami, Poornanand Swami, Naronarayananad Swami, Nirvikaranand Swami, Anantanand Swami, Adbhutanand Swami, etc. who sowed roots of Satsang in this city.

Swaminarayan himself gave Lakshminarayan Dev to Seth Shiva Shah of Burhanpur in 1825-26. Idols of L.N. Dev were then kept at the residence of Brahmin Ramchandra who lived at site of present temple.

In December 1829 Idols of L.N. Dev were installed in small temple of 1 shikhar by H.H. Acharya Shri Raghuvirji Maharaj with Param Chaitanyanand Swami.

In Samvat 1907, Raghuveerji Maharaj visited Burhanpur with Narsimhanand Swami and a huge procession was carried out in the city.

Later in 1871, Acharya Bhagwatprasadji installed Harikrishna Maharaj adjacent to L.N. Dev and instructed Swami Balmukunddasji guru Gopalanand Swami to build a huge temple. Eventually, Balmukund Swami completed new temple in 1875 without disturbing the original installation of idols. Bhagwatprasadji came with Adbhutanand Swami, Pavitranand Swami, Gopalji Maharaj, Nishkamanand Bramhchari, etc. in a Train (then called as Aag-gadi).

Thereafter in the year around 1898, Bramchari Chaitanyanandhi, Br. Nirdoshanandji, Krishnanandji, Nishkamanandji on the instruction of Shri Viharilalji Maharaj and with donation from Shri Bhaulal Haridasji Gandhi installed Ghanshyam Maharaj in Sukhshaiya on the right of L.N. Dev. Later in 1944 Shri Goverdhandas Gandhi son of Shri Bhaulal Gandhi donated a farm at Titgao for maintenance of Ghanshyam Maharaj.

This temple also witnessed satsang under great saints like Br.Mayatitanandji, Br. Atmanandji, Br. Chaitanyanandji, etc. and Purani Dharmswaroopdasji, Shastri Nilkanthdasji, Chaturbhuj Shastri, Shastri Lakshmiprasaddasji, etc. Also well known ekantik haribhakt were Seth Shyamdas Shiva Shah, Seth Onkardas Nanabhai, Seth Narottamdas Lakshmidas, Bhaulal Haridas Gandhi, Seth Tikamdas Bechardas Shah, Seth Ranchoddas Merchant and others.

Mayatitanand Bramhchari also initiated daily Abhishek of idols in this temple and also inspired Swami Sevak Mandal to make Hir na Hindola in Samvat 1991 in Burhanpur Temple.

Present Kothari of temple is Shatri P.P. Swami.

By Pankaj G. Shah

JabalpurEdit

2019 Swaminarayan Mandir, Jabalpur
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This Mandir is built at the Birthplace of Sadhu Keshavjivandas of BAPS

MaharashtraEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Mumbai (Bhuleshwar)
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Mumbai (Bombay)
LaxmiNarayan Dev, Ghanshyam Maharaj and Gaulokvihari Maharaj
1868
Tri-Spire Structure
Under LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi, This is the first Swaminarayan Mandir in Mumbai.[11]
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Mumbai (Mulund)
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LaxmiNarayan
1983

This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Mumbai (Ghatkopar)
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Ghatkopar



This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Mumbai (Kandivali)

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Mumbai



This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi
 
BAPS Swaminarayan Temple, Nagpur
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Nagpur
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Nagpur



This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Nashik
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Nashik



This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Kalyan
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Kalyan (Thane district)
LaxmiNarayan


This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Kolhapur
Location : Kolhapur
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RajasthanEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Jaipur
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Jaipur



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Nathdwara
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Nathdwara



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Khan Village, Rajasthan
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Khan Village



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi. Images at this temple were originally located at Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Karachi.

Tamil NaduEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Chennai
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Chennai (Madras)



This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Rameshwaram
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Rameshwaram



This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi

UttarakhandEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Badrinath
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Badrinath
Swaminarayan and NarNarayan

Tiled roof structure in the Backdrop of the Himalaya's
This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Haridwar
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Swaminarayan
Year 2003

This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

Uttar PradeshEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Chhapiya
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Ghanshyam Maharaj

Multi-spire Structure
This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Mathura
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Mathura



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Kanpur
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Kanpur



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ayodhya
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Ayodhya



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Allahabad
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Allahabad



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Varanasi (Kashi)
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K-1/1, Machhodari Park, Gaighat, Varanasi - 221001 (KASHI)
+91 9415448802 / +91 9839265663
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This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

KenyaEdit

Central ProvinceEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Kerugoya
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Kerugoya



This Mandir comes under the Nar Narayan dev ghadi

Coast ProvinceEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Mombasa
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Mombasa
Swaminarayan
1958
Single-spire Structure
This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

Nairobi ProvinceEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Nairobi (SKSS)
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Swaminarayan
Year 1954
Single-spire Structure
This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan dev ghadi[9]
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Nairobi (EASS)
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Swaminarayan
Year 1945
Tri-spire Structure
This Mandir comes under the Narnarayan dev and was the first Swaminarayan temple outside India and on the continent of Africa[12]

Nyanza ProvinceEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Kisumu
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Kisumu



This Mandir comes under the Nar Narayan dev ghadi

Rift Valley ProvinceEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Eldoret
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Eldoret
Nar Narayan
2011
Tri-spire
This Mandir comes under the Nar narayan dev
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Nakuru
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This Mandir comes under the Narnarayan dev ghadi

MauritiusEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Quatre Bornes
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Quatre Bornes



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

New ZealandEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Auckland
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Auckland
Narnarayan Dev, Ghanshyam Maharaj and RadhaKrishna Dev
24 March 2008
Tri spire with Haveli
This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi (ISSO)[13]

OmanEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Muscat
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Muscat



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

PakistanEdit

SindhEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Karachi
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Swaminarayan
Year 1849
Single-spire and dome Structure
This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[14]

SeychellesEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Victoria
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Victoria



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[9]

SwedenEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Mariestad
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Mariestad
NarNarayan Dev, Swaminarayan and RadhaKrishna Dev

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NarNarayan Dev, Swaminarayan and RadhaKrishna Dev

Tiled-roof Structure
This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

TanzaniaEdit

Arusha RegionEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Arusha
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This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

Dar-es-Salaam RegionEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Dar-es-Salaam
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Swaminarayan
1958
Haveli style tri-spire structure
This Temple is owned by Tanzania Swaminarayan Mandal, an organization blessed by both the Acharyas of Amdavad & Vadtal. It is open to devotees of all caste/color/creed. For more details and activities of this Temple, visit http://www.swaminarayantz.org[9]

Kilimanjaro RegionEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Moshi
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Moshi



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

ThailandEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Bangkok (Chapter)
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Bangkok



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

UAEEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Dubai (Chapter)
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Dubai



This Mandir comes under the BAPS Swaminarayan

UgandaEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Kampala
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Kampala
Swaminarayan

Tri-spire Structure
This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[9]

United KingdomEdit

East MidlandsEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Leicester
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Leicester
Narnarayan Dev


This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi (ISSO)[15]
Shri Hanumanji Mandir, Leicester
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Leicester
Kastbhanjan Dev


This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi

LondonEdit

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Ghanshyam Maharaj
1988
N.A.
Under NarNarayan Dev Gadi, One of the seven Swaminarayan temples in London[15]
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London (Streatham)
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Tiled roof Structure
Under NarNarayan Dev Gadi (ISSO), One of the seven Swaminarayan temples in London[15]
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London (Willesden)
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Ghanshyam Maharaj
1975
Tri-spire Structure
Under NarNarayan Dev Gadi, One of the seven Swaminarayan temples in London[15]
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir London
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London (Neasden)
Swaminarayan
1995
Tri-spire Structure
Constructed by Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha[16]
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London (Harrow)
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Ghanshyam Maharaj
1997
Tri-spire Structure
Under NarNarayan Dev Gadi, One of the seven Swaminarayan temples in London[17]
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London (Stanmore)
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Ghanshyam Maharaj
Year 2006
Haveli Style Structure with Single-spire

Under NarNarayan Dev Gadi, One of the seven Swaminarayan temples in London

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London (Plumstead)
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London
Swaminarayan


Under NarNarayan Dev Gadi, One of the seven Swaminarayan temples in London[15]

North West EnglandEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Oldham

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Swaminarayan
1977

This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[15]

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Bolton

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Swaminarayan
1973
Single-spire Structure
This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi. First purpose built Swaminarayan temple in UK.[15]

South East EnglandEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Crawley (Gatwick – Near London)

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HariKrishna Maharaj
2006

This Mandir comes under the under NarNarayan Dev Gadi (ISSO)

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Brighton

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Swaminarayan
1999

This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi (ISSO)[15]

WalesEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Cardiff

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Cardiff
Ghanshyam Maharaj
1982
Traditional Hindu Architecture
This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

West MidlandsEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Nottingham (Chapter)
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Nottingham



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi (ISSO)

United States of AmericaEdit

AlabamaEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Birmingham, Alabama (Chapter)
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Birmingham, Alabama



This Mandir comes under the Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha

CaliforniaEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Norwalk
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Los Angeles
RadhaKrishna Dev


This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[18]
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, San Francisco (Chapter)
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San Francisco



Laxminarayan Dev Spiritual Organisation: This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Downey
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Downey
Laxminarayan Dev
2000
Havli Style Structure with dome
This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, San Jose, California (Chapter)
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San Jose, California



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Sunnyvale, California
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San Jose, California



This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi[19]

ConnecticutEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, West Hartford, Connecticut (Chapter)
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West Hartford, Connecticut



This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi

District of ColumbiaEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Washington, D.C. (Chapter)
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Washington, D.C.

-

This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

FloridaEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Lakeland
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Lakeland
NarNarayan Dev


This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi (ISSO)[20]

GeorgiaEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Atlanta
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Atlanta
Swaminarayan
2007

This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Bryon, Georgia (Chapter)
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Bryon, Georgia



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Smyrna, Georgia (Chapter)
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Smyrna, Georgia



This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Duluth, Georgia (Atlanta) (Chapter)
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Duluth, Georgia



This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi

IllinoisEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Chicago (Itasca)
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Chicago
NarNarayan Dev
1998
Tri-spire Structure
This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[18]
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Chicago (Wheeling)
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Chicago
Ghanshyam Maharaj
1991

This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi[19]

KansasEdit

Shri BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir, Kansas (Chapter)
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Kansas



This Mandir comes under the BAPS

MarylandEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Bowie, Maryland (Chapter)
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Bowie, Maryland



This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Silver Spring, Maryland (Chapter)
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Silver Spring, Maryland



This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi

MassachusettsEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Lowell, Boston
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Lowell, Boston
Ghanshyam Maharaj, NarNarayan Dev and RadhaKrishna Dev
August 2006

This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[18]

MichiganEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Detroit
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Detroit
HariKrishna Maharaj
2004

This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[18]
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (Chapter)
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan



This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi

MissouriEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, St. Louis, Missouri (Chapter)
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Bridgeton, Missouri



This Mandir comes under the BAPS

MississippiEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Mississippi (Chapter)
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Mississippi



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

New JerseyEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, New Jersey (Colonia)
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New Jersey
Narnarayan Dev


This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[18]
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, New Jersey (Weehawken)
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New Jersey
Swaminarayan
Year 1987

This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[18]
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, New Jersey (Somerset)
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New Jersey
Laxminarayan Dev and Ranchhodrai


This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi[19]
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, New Jersey (South Jersey)
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New Jersey
HariKrishna Maharaj


This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[18]
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, New Jersey (Parsippany)
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New Jersey



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[18]

New YorkEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, New York City (Chapter)
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New York City
Swaminarayan


This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[18]

North CarolinaEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Raleigh, North Carolina (Chapter)
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Raleigh, North Carolina



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

OhioEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Cleveland
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Cleveland
RadhaKrishna Dev and HariKrishna Maharaj
2008

This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[18]
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Cincinnati, Ohio (Chapter)
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Cincinnati, Ohio



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

PennsylvaniaEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Temple - Hari Mandir, Telford (Chapter)
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Lansdale, Hatfield, Telford, Souderton, Sellersville, Philadelphia
Swaminarayan and Ghanshyam maharaj
2015

This Mandir comes under the Vadtal Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Philadelphia (Chapter)
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Philadelphia



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania (Chapter)
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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania



This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi

TexasEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Houston
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Houston
RadhaKrishna Dev


This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[18]
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Grand Prairie (Dallas)
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Grand Prairie
Ghanshyam Maharaj
4 July 1991

This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi[19]
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Stafford, Texas (Chapter)
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Stafford, Texas



This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Pflugerville (Austin)
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Pflugerville, Texas



This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi

ZambiaEdit

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Lusaka (SKSS)
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Lusaka



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi- Shri Kutch Satsang Swaminarayan
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Lusaka (LSSM)
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Lusaka



This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi – Lusaka Swaminarayan Satsang Mandal

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Christopher John Fuller (2004). The camphor flame. Princeton University Press. p. 171. ISBN 978-0-691-12048-5. Retrieved 14 May 2009.
  2. ^ Williams 2001, p. 29
  3. ^ Williams 2001, p. 36
  4. ^ Williams 2001, p. 96
  5. ^ Nair 2007, p. 118
  6. ^ Williams 2001, pp. 128, 129
  7. ^ "source lists Swaminarayan temples as around 1000 worldwide". The Times Of India. India. 8 January 2002.
  8. ^ Williams, Raymond Brady (4 January 2001). Introduction to Swaminarayan Hinduism, Raymond Brady Williams, 2001. ISBN 052165422X.
  9. ^ a b c d e f "Swaminarayan sects branch out as NRGs seek roots". Asia Africa Intelligence Wire, Financial Times. 5 September 2009. Retrieved 10 April 2009.
  10. ^ http://www.sardharkatha.com/gallery/
  11. ^ "Maharashtra State Gazettes, Greater Bombay District: Swaminarayan Temple Bhuleshwar". Archived from the original on 14 June 2011.
  12. ^ Raymond Brady Williams (2001). An Introduction to Swaminarayan Hinduism. Cambridge University Press. p. 206. ISBN 0-521-65422-X.
  13. ^ "Two lives dedicated to helping others". Howick and Pakuranga Times. 8 January 2009. Retrieved 10 April 2009.
  14. ^ "Men in Saffron on goodwill tour of Pak". Times of India. India. 30 March 2004. Retrieved 10 April 2009.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h Raymond Brady Williams (2001). An introduction to Swaminarayan Hinduism. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-65422-7. Retrieved 9 April 2009. Page 222
  16. ^ "Shri Swaminarayan Mandir London".
  17. ^ "Dancing in the rain". Harrow Times. 5 January 2007. Retrieved 5 April 2009.
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "New temple one of only 8 in the United States". Archived from the original on 26 March 2006.
  19. ^ a b c d Raymond Brady Williams (2001). An Introduction to Swaminarayan Hinduism. Cambridge University Press. p. 229. ISBN 0-521-65422-X.
  20. ^ "Polk's Religious Scene Is Seeing Changes". The Ledger. 18 March 2007. Retrieved 10 April 2009.

ReferencesEdit

  • Williams, Raymond (2001). Introduction to Swaminarayan Hinduism. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-65422-7.

Further readingEdit

  • Barot, R., "Religion, Migration and Wealth Creation in the Swaminarayan Movement", The Transnational Family: New European Frontiers and Global Networks, Berg Publishers, 2002.
  • Williams, Raymond Brady, A New Face of Hinduism: The Swaminarayan Religion, Cambridge University Press, 1984
  • Nesbitt, E., "Locating British Hindus' sacred space", Contemporary South Asia, 15(2) p. 195–208. Routledge, 2006.

Official websites of the Swaminarayan SampradayEdit