Monday, July 13, 2015

Future POIs - Swaminarayan Mandir [Ontario, Canada]

A Hindu temple that is pretty hard to miss if you ever drive up the 427, north of Finch in Ontario.

Wikipedia

It is part of the Swaminarayan branch of Hinduism and was built over 18 non-consecutive months with over 24,000 hand-carved Italian carrara marble, Turkish limestone and Indian pink stone.  The grounds cover of 18 acres which has the mandir (temple) and a haveli (cultural center) and Heritage Musuem.

Swaminarayan Mandir
Visiting the temple is entirely free (free entrance and parking), but do note the restrictions on attire (no sleeveless tops, no shorts, and skirts must be knee length or longer) and that you cannot take photos or video inside (outside is fine).

For more information, visit the official site at Swaminarayan Mandir.

Come back next Monday for another Future Point of Interest!