I had the opportunity to visit the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Houston a couple of weeks ago. It was really spectacular. We had arrived just in time for the service and we’re invited to stay. The attendees were very welcoming and filled me in with some of the details of the temple.
This temple is the first traditional Hindu Mandir of stone and marble to be constructed in the United States. While the limestone came from Turkey and the marble from Itally, the structure was hand carved in India and then shipped to Texas and assembled.
I plan on going back to the BAPS Swami Narayan Temple some time but I will be taking a better lens.
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