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New temple in Atlanta

Discussion in 'Hinduism DIR' started by Booko, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. Booko

    Booko Deviled Hen

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    Hey guys, check out this temple that opened for the first time this weekend! My daughter's dance classes are just a couple of buildings away. The first time I drove by during construction I almost ran a red light looking at the architecture, which is very unique for Atlanta.

    Here's the full article with pix:

    Hindu community prepares to open Lilburn temple | ajc.com
     
  2. Don Penguinoini

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    I watched the inuagrattion ceremony live on tv.
     
  3. Hema

    Hema Sweet n Spicy

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    What beautiful architecture! :)
     
  4. Don Penguinoini

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    BAPS have made this. It stands for BochasanWasi AksharPurshottam Swaminarayan Sanstha
     
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    For those familiar with metro Atlanta, this is at the corner of Lawrenceville Highway(US 29) and Rockbridge Road in Lilburn. It's just a couple of miles from our house. During the construction, there was a huge rig on site that looked like something from a shipyard.

    It is very beautiful and definitely unique compared to other buildings in our fair city.
     
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  6. Don Penguinoini

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    My cousin is there for the MANDIR opening. I want to go there one day.
     
  7. mahesh

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    Do you ever think about going to Chapaiya in the same way? Also there is no two 'S's' in BAPS.
     
  8. Don Penguinoini

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    I was planning to go, but we got too caught up in india, there simply wansnt enough time. My aunt went, she said it was very nice.

    Your right, sorry about that. They say B-A-P-S Swaminarayan Sanstha in our mandirs. Thats how its said.
     
  9. Booko

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    If you ever do, try to see if our families can hook up -- I live a very short way away. It would be fun to meet for tea somewhere.

    The temple is still very busy as of yesterday. The police are directing traffic. It's good to see so many people show up in support.
     
  10. Don Penguinoini

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    Swaminarayans are very unified (P.S im eatching the mormon south park episode)
    I doubt we'd hook up. I get embarresed tp tell my parents thatim onj RF, because it just looks clever, i dont like getting all clever in front of my mum and dad. But they probably know anyways. They dont mind when i talkto more intelligent people.
     
  11. Moses the God Archetype*

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    :eek:m:Hello my dear friend its been awhile since we spoke...........listen, this is great news for the advancement of krsna awareness on gobal scale which is nesissary in thease days and times, but me being a ardent devotee of my lord krsna it somewhat bothers me that there's no temple for my lord krsna in NEWARK N.J. why is that, for some reason it must be or not, it must be explained which theres is none, can you help prabhu in this endeavour.....JAI KRSNA.:meditate:
     
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  12. Booko

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    If it made any difference, I'd bring my friend Lakshmi along. ;)

    And whatever is needed to satisfy the demands of modesty of course.
     
  13. Booko

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    Yes, it has been a while! I hope you have been well. :)

    I've no idea why the temple in Atlanta managed to be built here, other than there's been a growing and vibrant Indian community on the east side of town, the economy is good here and so businesses do very well.

    I've been living here for over 20 years and it's been fascinating to watch the changes to this city.

    I love it myself, because it means I have access to all sorts of foods that I wouldn't if I lived somewhere more homogenous. I can't find Urid flour in my old hometown, but it's all over the place here.
     
  14. Don Penguinoini

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    Wherever there as baps swaminarayans, there are mandirs (not temples)
     
  15. Booko

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    Should I be using "mandir" as the proper term, penguino?
     
  16. Don Penguinoini

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    That would be very nice, thank you.
     
  17. Pariah

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    Great article, Booko.

    Love Indian architecture.
     
  18. Don Penguinoini

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    I like the intricascy ( i spelt it wrong again) of each part of the mandir.

    The carvers are amazing.
     
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    Jai Swaminarayan.

    Its good you get the idea as you stated above. Bhagwan Swaminarayan only resides in Mandirs Like He stated in the Satsangi Jivan and as He mentioned in other scriptures scriptures. According to these scriptures He wont reside in BAPS mandirs. However nice carvings.
     
  20. Hema

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    Moses, it's been a while! I'm glad to see you! :yes:
     
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