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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Palace
A Mandir is a Hindu place of worship – a haven for spirituality and a place of paramount peace. It is also a center of vibrant with social, cultural, and spiritual activities. The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir was inaugurated in August of 2007 after only 17 months of construction time utilizing 1.3 million volunteer hours. The Mandir is comprised of 3 types of stone (Turkish Limestone, Italian marble, and Indian pink sandstone). More than 34,000 individual pieces were carved by hand in India, shipped to the USA and assembled in Lilburn like a giant 3-D puzzle. Come join us as we will have 4 hours to enjoy and explore this beautiful architectural masterpiece. The meetup will begin at 3p where we will be taken on a guided tour throughout the interior of the temple. Afterwards, we will spend our time exploring the exterior of the palace and surrounding grounds with our cameras taking advantage of the golden light of the setting sun. A few things of note at the request of the facility: -Each member should bring at least one vegetarian canned food item (no meat, poultry, or fish) to be donated to the Care Closet-a confidential school-based food pantry. -On arrival, please ask for parking direction at the security cabin and have all members meet in front of the Gift & Book Shop. -Shorts, skirts, and sleeveless tops are not allowed. -Photography and videography is not allowed from the podium level and inside the Mandir. -All visitors must remove their shoes in the shoes drop off area before entering the Mandir. It is recommended that everyone wears socks as the marble inside the Mandir gets cold during the winter. -Handicap access is available via ramp and elevator. Please bring your camera, charged camera battery, memory cards, all lenses, tripod, and remote triggers. I also suggest bringing a circular polarizer filter as well as a neutral density filter to experiment with long exposures. A reminder email will be sent to all members just before the meetup. If you should have any questions beforehand, please contact me at or call 404-538-2367. Thank you and I look forward to seeing you there! Best, Dean

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Palace in Atlanta

460 Rockbridge Rd NW · Lilburn , GA


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