Chino Hills Swaminarayan Temple
Chino Hills Swaminarayan Temple: BAPS Sanstha, Bochasan Akshar Purushottam Sanstha inaugurated this temple in December 2012 in Chino Hills, California, USA. Grand celebrations were performed during its opening ceremony. Some of the festivities can be seen at the website for the opening festival.
It is an architectural structure combining original eastern design and values, along with modern elements like earthquake proof design for an earthquake zone. More than seven years in the making, with help from volunteers and well wishers, and donations from many sources, the development of this temple is quite remarkable.
The temple was controversially completed due to issue with the height of the structure. This was the first structure that was built violating city code. A city council vote allowed this sect to continue construction.
- Mandir Mahotsav, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Los Angeles. BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha (December 21, 2012). Retrieved October 12, 2014.
- BAPS temple wins approval in Chino Hills. Champion Newspapers (July 24, 2011). Retrieved October 12, 2014.