Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Chicago
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir,
Chicago


 

As a masterpiece of ancient design and workmanship, the Mandir is replete with luminescent white pinnacles and glittering marble pillars.

Using premium Italian Carrara marble, Indian Makrana marble, and the finest Turkish limestone, it was hand-carved into 40,000 pieces by skilled craftsmen in India. Ancient Indian heritage and traditions have been encompassed in this place of worship that has revived India’s culture through its beautiful architecture.

Deities and motifs spring from the walls, ceilings, and windows, representing the sacred faith and beliefs of a culture that stretches back for thousands of years.

 
   

 

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Chicago
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir,
Chicago

Mandir Concept

The Mandir is a place of worship and prayer for followers of Hinduism. The structure itself is built according to the Shilpa-Shastras, a collection of architectural treatises that has been employed in Indian architecture and engineering for thousands of years.  The sacred images and rituals of worship in the Mandir form the very core in elevating the soul to the pinnacle of God-realization according to Hindu philosophy. Swaminarayan Mandirs, worldwide, fulfill the ancient and lofty concept of the Hindu tradition of Mandirs.

 
   

 

Vastupurush for foundation stone-laying ceremony in the science of mandir design
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Chicago during construction


Mandir Construction

The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Bartlett was created through the inspiration of Pramukh Swami Maharaj. The story of its establishment includes the quarrying of the stones, transportation, carving, fund-raising, and volunteerism. From conception to completion, the Mandir is a demonstration of divine grace and the spirit of devotees.

          

 
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