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Visit a Hindu Temple and Indian Food

READ BELOW BEFORE COMING

Update: 9/5 - We have been granted special access to part of the temple that is still under construction. However, the requirement is to wear a closed toe shoe since it is a construction site. Please abide by the dress code below and this requirement.

Date and time is confirmed and the tour guides will be made available for our group. Please confirm your RSVP and DO NOT cancel out within 4 days of the event since the temple is making volunteers available just for us. Attendance policy will be in effect.

Carpool location: Irvine Spectrum Nordstrom parking lot. https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.647828,+-117.742984&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x80dce7fb6294a1a7:0x64c6a48dfabfdb62,%2B33%C2%B0+38'+52.03%22,+-117%C2%B0+44'+35.82%22&gl=us&ei=9OJEUOiAPKmCiwL-1IGQCw&ved=0CCEQ8gEwAA

9am meet at carpool location - irvine spectrum Nordstrom parking lot (ON TIME PLEASE)

10am - Meet at the temple entrance (ON TIME PLEASE. Specifically meet in front of the Haveli. It looks like below)

10am-11.30am - Tour

11.30am - 1pm - Lunch

1pm - Return back to car pool location

Lunch location (if not provided by the temple)

Paradise Cuisine of India,

2545 Chino Hills Parkway, Chino Hills, CA 91709

Many people are confused about what the Hindu religion and culture is all about so here is an opportunity for you to get a first hand look in one of the best Hindu temples in South Cali with a guided tour. The temple itself is quite beautiful if all you are interested in is the architecture.

Indian lunch afterwards to close off the event.

Since this is a religious location, there are a few constraints that you must abide by. Note the excerpt below from the website:

The mandir is a house of God. It is very special; hence all visitors are required to abide by the following rules and regulations applicable to all areas including the Mandir, Haveli and the Exhibition.

Dress Code:
No shorts or skirts shorter than knee length. No sleeveless tops. (Please ask security for a sarong)

Shoes:
Please remove any footwear before entering any of the buildings on the Mandir premises. (Shoe racks provided within the complex)

Photography & Videography:
Photography & videography is strictly prohibited inside any of the buildings.

Food & Drinks:
No food or drinks are allowed inside the Mandir premises. Please discard any chewing gum in the trash cans provided before entering.

Mobile Phones:
Please switch off all mobile phones prior to entering the premises. Mobile phones with cameras mus
t not be used to take photos or videos.

Smoking:
No smoking on the premises including the parking area. Please dispose of cigarettes in the trash cans provided, prior to entering the gates.

Security:
For your safety, various security measures are in place. Please leave all bags and cameras inside your vehicle. Please refrain from touching the delicate carvings within the Mandir and Haveli premises. To maintain the spiritual atmosphere, please observe silence inside the Mandir and Haveli.

http://www.bapschinohills.org/default.aspx

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  • Katie

    Really enjoyed this event ... I learned a lot! Thanks for hosting, Sri.

    September 10, 2012

  • Joseph L.

    Very enlightening :)

    September 10, 2012

  • Jo

    Interesting tour of BAPS, well done, nice people. Thanks Sri for organizing :)

    September 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome trip Sri! Thanks for hosting!

    September 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excuse me but can't make it in time had late night meeting in LA so won't make it in time

    September 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    ok, i'll see you all at the temple. driving from Riverside :) looking forward to meeting everyone at this cool event!

    September 8, 2012

  • Sri

    Directions call temple[masked]

    September 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Coming and I'll be meeting at spectrum fo r carpool

    September 7, 2012

  • Sri

    Carpool location: Irvine Spectrum Nordstrom parking lot. Meet at the back of the parking lot facing the entrance and highway. 9am sharp. Be on time. We can assign cars and share gas for the round trip for those who are following the schedule defined above.

    https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.647828,+-117.742984&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x80dce7fb6294a1a7:0x64c6a48dfabfdb62,%2B33%C2%B0+38'+52.03%22,+-117%C2%B0+44'+35.82%22&gl=us&ei=9OJEUOiAPKmCiwL-1IGQCw&ved=0CCEQ8gEwAA

    September 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll probably go straight there. Sri, can you send out your phone number so I can get a hold of you? Thanks!

    September 6, 2012

  • Jo

    Thanks for providing exact times and info :), will def. not cancel last minute (latest will be 9/3/11), thank you for organizing a tour :)

    August 28, 2012

  • Kat

    If anyone is carpooling from HB/Costa Mesa, I"d like to join you. :)

    August 19, 2012

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