November 10, 2008
The Great Swamy Narayan Temple -London
Know More On... Foreign Temples
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London is the first traditional Hindu Mandir in Europe. 2,820 tonnes of Bulgarian limestone and 2,000 tonnes of Italian Carrara marble were shipped to India, carved by over 1,500 craftsmen and reshipped to London. In all, 26,300 carved pieces were assembled like a giant jigsaw puzzle in less than 3 years. It is a miracle of modern times worked by over a thousand volunteers. It is a masterpiece of exotic design and workmanship that rises above London's skyline. Replete with luminescent white pinnacles and glittering marble pillars, it stands as a beacon for Hindus, both young and old throughout the world.
Since its opening in August 1995, the Mandir has attracted devotees and visitors from all over the world as well as 8,600 school and group visits. They come to experience living Hinduism and the peace and tranquility that the sacred Mandir and murtis provide. Together with the Mandir, the 'Understanding Hinduism' exhibition treats visitors to a concise, yet comprehensive study of the Hindu religion. It is an ideal place to learn about the glorious culture of India and the values of Hindu Dharma.
The Mandir has also achieved international recognition with two entries in Guinness World Records; the first entry is for the largest traditionally built Hindu stone Mandir in the Western hemisphere and the second for the largest Annakut offering with 1,247 vegetarian items offered to the sacred deities.
The Mandir has also been described as the 8th wonder of the world by Reader's Digest and has earned a place in their book, the 70 Wonders of the 20th Century. The Mandir has been seen all around the world through over 70 newspapers and magazines, as well as 30 television and radio stations.
With more news.. The Great Swamy narayan Mandir
Author Sri Vikram
108 Names of Gods (24) Andhra Temples (16) Ashtotharam (14) AVATARS -DASAVATAR (10) Chennai Temples (12) Daily Prayers (75) Devotional books (19) Devotional Songs (21) Devotional Wallpapers (17) Divine-Stories (24) Downloads (67) Facts about Festivals (21) Facts about Devotees (15) Facts about Festivals (29) Facts about Geetha (11) Facts about God (110) Facts about India (125) Facts about Personality Development (9) Facts about Religion (34) Festival Importance (31) Gayatri Mantras (10) Goddess Lakshmi (15) Hanuman Chalisa (11) Karnataka Temples (9) Kerala Temples (7) Listen Online (22) Lord Ganesh (33) Lord Ganesh Wallpapers (26) Lord Hanuman (23) lord Krishna Temples (10) Lord Krishna Wallpapers (18) Lord Shiva Prayers (19) Lord Shiva Temples (33) Lord Shiva Wallpapers (15) Lord Vishnu Wallpapers (61) Mantras (45) My Trip photos (5) Perfoming Puja (6) Popular Bhajans (5) Pray Online (36) prayers (26) Puja Details (20) Slokas (30) Tamilnadu Temples (17) Temple Wallpapers (74) Temples (29) TOURISM (47) Travel Links (75) Wallpapers (168) Watch online (35)
Admins Youtube -Devotional Videos
Thanks and Vist us Again
Note: ALL THE PHOTOS,STILLS AND PICTURES FOUND IN THIS BLOG ARE FROM VARIOUS INTERNET SOURCES AND SOME ARE FROM THE PROPER RIGHT FROM THE WEBSITE OWNERS IF YOU FIND ANYTHING ILLEGAL AND YOU WANT US TO REMOVE IT FROM THIS BLOG EMAIL US TO gsvfilmsblog @ Gmail .com WE WILL REMOVE It IMMEDIATELY.... Contact Us Copyright 2011 A product of GSV Films. Actors Actress Unseen Photos!
Recommended for you