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Swaminarayan, the founder of the Swaminarayan Sampraday, established temples, known as mandirs (Devnagari: स्वामीनारायण मन्दिर), as part of his philosophy of theism and deity worship. These mandirs are known as Swaminarayan Hindu temples.[1]

He constructed nine temples in the following cities; Ahmedabad, Bhuj, Muli, Vadtal, Junagadh, Dholera, Dholka, Gadhpur & Jetalpur. In these temples he installed images of various Hindu gods, such as NarNarayan Dev, LaxmiNarayan Dev, RadhaKrishna Dev, RadhaRaman Dev, Revti-Baldevji, Madan Mohan Dev etc.[2] Each of these nine original temples fall either under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi, Ahmedabad or the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi, Vadtal depending on their geographical location.[3]

One of the most prominent features of the heritage of Swaminarayan is temple architecture. The images in the temples built by Swaminarayan are the evidence of the priority of Krishna. All of the temples constructed during his life show some form of Krishna, and all temples since have such worshipable murtis. In the temples of the dioceses of Ahmedabad and Vadtal, they are predominantly a central altar or a shrine. Human forms are predominant for an known exception of a Hanuman temple at Sarangpur, where Hanuman is the central figure.[4] The temples have accommodations for sadhus built next to them. Stones were quarried in far places and carried to the temple sites.[5]

Swaminarayan temples, like other Hindu temples, have walkways around the central shrine to allow worshipers to circumambulate the shrine. These are often decorated with designs and inlaid marble. The main shrine area is divided by railings. One side of the railing is reserved for women, as Swaminarayan propagated that men and women should be separated in temples to allow full concentration on god. Men do a specified number of prostrations (as decided by themselves). In front of the men's section, there is a small section reserved for ascetics and special guests. There is great variety in form and nature of the central images, in front of which are gold- or silver-plated doors that open during darshan.[6]

Today there are over a thousand Swaminarayan temples,[7] spread across five continents, which come under the above two Gadis (seats) of the Swaminarayan Sampraday.[8]


Australia[edit]

New South Wales[edit]

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Sydney
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Lord Swaminarayan


This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[9]
Swaminarayan Mandir, Sydney
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Sydney
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This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[9]

Victoria[edit]

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Melbourne
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Melbourne
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This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[9]

Western Australia[edit]

Swaminarayan Mandir, Perth
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This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[9]

Queensland[edit]

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This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi (ISSO)

http://www.swaminarayanmandirbrisbane.org/

South Australia[edit]

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Adelaide (Chapter)
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This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[9]

Canada[edit]

Ontario[edit]

Toronto Temple.jpg Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Toronto
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NarNarayan Dev and Lord Swaminarayan
10 August 2008

This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[9]
Toronto Swaminarayan.jpg Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Toronto
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International Swaminarayan Satsang (ONT)
This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi

Fiji[edit]

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Fiji (Chapter)
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This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

India[edit]

Andhra Pradesh[edit]

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Hyderabad
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This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

West Bengal[edit]

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Kolkatta
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This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

Delhi[edit]

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, New Delhi
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This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

[10]===Gujarat===

Shree Swaminarayan Mandir.jpg Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ahmedabad (Kalupur)
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NarNarayan Dev
24 February 1822
Haveli Style
Headquarters of the NarNarayan Dev Gadi
Swaminarayan Temple Kankaria.jpg Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ahmedabad (Kankaria)
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RadhaKrishna
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This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi
Swaminarayan Temple Narayan Ghat.jpg Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ahmedabad (Narayan Ghat)
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Ghanshyam Maharaj
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Multi-spire Structure
This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi
Swaminarayan Temple Narayanpura.jpg Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ahmedabad (Narayanpura)
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NarNarayan
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Tri-spire Structure
This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi
Vadtaltemple.jpg Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Vadtal
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LaxmiNarayan Dev
3 November 1823
In the Shape of a Lotus
Headquarters of the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi
Swaminarayan Bhuj Mandir.jpg Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Bhuj
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NarNarayan Dev and HariKrishna Maharaj
1823
Multi-spire Structure
This Mandir was built by Lord Swaminarayan himself
New Temple Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Bhuj.jpg Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Bhuj (New temple)
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Bhuj
NarNarayan Dev and HariKrishna Maharaj
2010
Multi-spire marble and gold structure
The original Swaminarayan temple in Bhuj was damaged by an earthquake in 2001. This temple has been built to replace the old one, which will now serve as a museum.
Swaminarayan temple Junagadh.jpg Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Junagadh
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Junagadh
Lord Ranchhodrai and Trikamrai
1 May 1828
5 Dome Structure with sculptures
This Mandir was built by Lord Swaminarayan himself
Dholera Swaminarayan temple.jpg Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Dholera
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Dholera
Madan Mohan Dev and HariKrishna Maharaj
19 May 1826
three Dome Structure
This Mandir was built by Lord Swaminarayan himself
Gadhada Swaminarayan Temple.jpg Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Gadhada
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Gopinathji Maharaj and HariKrishna Maharaj
9 October 1828
Three Domes and two storied Structure
This Mandir was built by Lord Swaminarayan himself
Ghanshyam.jpg Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Rajkot
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Laxminarayan Dev, HariKrishna Maharaj and Ghanshyam Maharaj
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This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi
RadhaKrishna Dev Muli.jpg Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Muli
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RadhaKrishna Dev
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This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi
Sarangpur Hanumanji Mandir.jpg Shri Hanuman Mandir, Sarangpur
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Kastbhanjan Dev
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This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi
Jamnagar Swaminarayan Temple.jpg Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Jamnagar
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RadhaKrishna Dev and HariKrishna Maharaj
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This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi
Jetalpur.jpg Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Jetalpur
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Jamnagar
Lord Revati-Baldevji
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This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi
Nara Narayana.jpg Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Gandhinagar
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NarNarayan and RadhaKrishna
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This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi
Dhrangadhra.jpg Shri Swaminarayan Sanskardham Gurukul, Dhrangadhra
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Dhrangadhra
NarNarayan and RadhaKrishna
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This Sanskardham comes under the NarNarayan,Laxminarayan Dev Gadi

Karnataka[edit]

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Bangaluru (Bangalore)
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Laxminarayan Dev
2003

This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi

Madhya Pradesh[edit]

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Burhanpur
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This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi

Burhanpur is an old city in State of Madhya Pradesh, India.

Satsang in this religious city of Burahanpur started in 1798 when Lord Swaminarayan sanctified this city on his pilgrimage as Neelkanth Varni. Later, he sent his paramhansas like Kripanand Swami, Gunatitanand Swami, Premanand Swami, Poornanand Swami, Naronarayananad Swami, Nirvikaranand Swami, Anantanand Swami, Adbhutanand Swami, etc. who sowed roots of Satsang in this city

Almighty Lord Swaminarayan himself gave Lakshminarayan Dev to Seth Shiva Shah of Burhanpur in 1825-26. Idols of L.N. Dev were then kept at the residence of Brahmin Ramchandra who lived at site of present temple.

In December 1829 Idols of L.N. Dev were installed in small temple of 1 shikhar by H.H. Acharya Shri Raghuvirji Maharaj with Param Chaitanyanand Swami.

In Samvat 1907, Raghuveerji Maharaj visited Burhanpur with Narsimhanand Swami and a huge procession was carried out in the city.

Later in 1871, Acharya Bhagwatprasadji installed Harikrishna Maharaj adjacent to L.N. Dev and instructed Swami Balmukunddasji guru Gopalanand Swami to build a huge temple. Accordingly Balmukund Swami completed new temple in 1875 without disturbing the original installation of idols. Bhagwatprasadji came with Adbhutanand Swami, Pavitranand Swami, Gopalji Maharaj, Nishkamanand Bramhchari, etc. in a Train (then called as Aag-gadi)

Thereafter in the year around 1898, Bramchari Chaitanyanandhi, Br. Nirdoshanandji, Krishnanandji, Nishkamanandji on the instruction of Shri Viharilalji Maharaj and with donation from Shri Bhaulal Haridasji Gandhi installed Ghanshyam Maharaj in Sukhshaiya on the right of L.N. Dev. Later in 1944 Shri Goverdhandas Gandhi son of Shri Bhaulal Gandhi donated a farm at Titgao for maintenance of Ghanshyam Maharaj.

This temple also witnessed satsang under great saints like Br.Mayatitanandji, Br. Atmanandji, Br. Chaitanyanandji, etc. and Purani Dharmswaroopdasji, Shastri Nilkanthdasji, Chaturbhuj Shastri, Shastri Lakshmiprasaddasji, etc. Also well known ekantik haribhakt were Seth Shyamdas Shiva Shah, Bhaulal Haridas Gandhi, Seth Tikamdas Bechardas Shah, Seth Ranchoddas Merchant and others

Mayatitanand Bramhchari also initiated daily Abhishek of idols in this temple and also inspired Swami Sevak Mandal to make Hir na Hindola in Samvat 1991 in Burhanpur Temple

Present Kothari of temple is Shatri P.P. Swami.

By Pankaj G. Shah

Maharashtra[edit]

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Mumbai (Bhuleshwar)
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LaxmiNarayan Dev, Ghanshyam Maharaj and Gaulokvihari Maharaj
1868
Tri-Spire Structure
Under LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi, This is the first Swaminarayan Mandir in Mumbai.[11]
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Mumbai (Mulund)
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LaxmiNarayan
1983

This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Mumbai (Ghatkopar)
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Ghatkopar



This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Mumbai (Kandivali)

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Mumbai



This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Nagpur
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Nagpur



This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Nashik
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Nashik



This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Kalyan
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Kalyan (Thane district)
LaxmiNarayan


This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi

Rajasthan[edit]

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Jaipur
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Sanjay Nagar, Jaipur



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Nathdwara
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Nathdwara



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Khan Village, Rajasthan
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Khan Village



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi. Images at this temple were originally located at Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Karachi.

Tamil Nadu[edit]

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Chennai
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Chennai (Madras)



This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Rameshwaram
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Rameshwaram



This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi

Uttarakhand[edit]

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Badrinath
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Swaminarayan and NarNarayan

Tiled roof structure in the Backdrop of the Himalaya's
This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi
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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Haridwar
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Lord Swaminarayan
Year 2003

This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

Uttar Pradesh[edit]

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Chhapiya
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Ghanshyam Maharaj

Multi-spire Structure
This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi
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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Mathura
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Mathura



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Kanpur
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Kanpur



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi
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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ayodhya
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Ayodhya



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Allahabad
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Allahabad



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi
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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Varanasi (Kashi)
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Varanasi



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

Kenya[edit]

Central Province[edit]

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Kerugoya
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This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

Coast Province[edit]

Shri Kutch Satsang Temple.jpg
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Mombasa
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Mombasa
Lord Swaminarayan
1958
Single-spire Structure
This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

Nairobi Province[edit]

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Nairobi (SKSS)
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Lord Swaminarayan
Year 1954
Single-spire Structure
This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[9]
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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Nairobi (EASS)
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Nairobi
Swaminarayan
Year 1945
Tri-spire Structure
This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi and was the first Swaminarayan temple outside India and on the continent of Africa[12]

Nyanza Province[edit]

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Kisumu
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This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

Rift Valley Province[edit]

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Eldoret
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Eldoret
Nar Narayan
2011
Tri-spire
This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Nakuru
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This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

Mauritius[edit]

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Quatre Bornes
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Quatre Bornes



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

New Zealand[edit]

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Auckland
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Narnarayan Dev, Ghanshyam Maharaj and RadhaKrishna Dev
24 March 2008
Tri spire with Haveli
This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi (ISSO)[13]

Oman[edit]

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Muscat
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This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

Pakistan[edit]

Sindh[edit]

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Karachi
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Lord Swaminarayan
Year 1849
Single-spire and dome Structure
This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[14]

Seychelles[edit]

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Victoria
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This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[9]

Sweden[edit]

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Mariestad
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Mariestad
NarNarayan Dev, Lord Swaminarayan and RadhaKrishna Dev

Tiled-roof Structure
This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

Tanzania[edit]

Arusha Region[edit]

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Arusha
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This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

Dar-es-Salaam Region[edit]

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Dar-es-Salaam
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Lord Swaminarayan
1958
Haveli style tri-spire structure
This Temple is owned by Tanzania Swaminarayan Mandal, an organization blessed by both the Acharyas of Amdavad & Vadtal. It is open to devotees of all caste/color/creed. For more details and activities of this Temple, visit http://www.swaminarayantz.org[9]

Kilimanjaro Region[edit]

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Moshi
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Moshi



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

Thailand[edit]

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Bangkok (Chapter)
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Bangkok



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

UAE[edit]

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Dubai (Chapter)
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This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

Uganda[edit]

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Kampala
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Lord Swaminarayan

Tri-spire Structure
This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[9]

United Kingdom[edit]

East Midlands[edit]

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Leicester
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Leicester
Narnarayan Dev


This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi (ISSO)[15]
Shri Hanumanji Mandir, Leicester
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Leicester
Kastbhanjan Dev


This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi

London[edit]

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London (East London)
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Ghanshyam Maharaj
1988
N.A.
Under NarNarayan Dev Gadi, One of the seven Swaminarayan temples in London[15]
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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London (Streatham)
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Tiled roof Structure
Under NarNarayan Dev Gadi (ISSO), One of the seven Swaminarayan temples in London[15]
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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London (Willesden)
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London
Ghanshyam Maharaj
1975
Tri-spire Structure
Under NarNarayan Dev Gadi, One of the seven Swaminarayan temples in London[15]
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir London
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London (Neasden)
Bhagwan Swaminarayan
1995
Tri-spire Structure
One of the seven Swaminarayan temples in London [16]
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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London (Harrow)
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London
Ghanshyam Maharaj
1997
Tri-spire Structure
Under NarNarayan Dev Gadi, One of the seven Swaminarayan temples in London[17]
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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London (Stanmore)
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London
Ghanshyam Maharaj
Year 2006
Haveli Style Structure with Single-spire

Under NarNarayan Dev Gadi, One of the seven Swaminarayan temples in London

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London (Plumstead)
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London
Lord Swaminarayan


Under NarNarayan Dev Gadi, One of the seven Swaminarayan temples in London[15]

North West England[edit]

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Oldham

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Lord Swaminarayan
1977

This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[15]

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Bolton

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Bolton
Swaminarayan
1973
Single-spire Structure
This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi. First purpose built Swaminarayan temple in UK.[15]

South East England[edit]

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Crawley (Gatwick – Near London)

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Crawley
HariKrishna Maharaj
2006

Under NarNarayan Dev Gadi (ISSO)

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Brighton

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Brighton
Lord Swaminarayan
1999

This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi (ISSO)[15]

Wales[edit]

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Cardiff

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Cardiff
Ghanshyam Maharaj
1982
Traditional Hindu Architecture
This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

West Midlands[edit]

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Nottingham (Chapter)
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Nottingham



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi (ISSO)

United States of America[edit]

Alabama[edit]

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Birmingham, Alabama (Chapter)
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Birmingham, Alabama



This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi

California[edit]

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Norwalk
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Los Angeles
RadhaKrishna Dev


This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[18]
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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, San Francisco (Chapter)
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San Francisco



Laxminarayan Dev Spiritual Organisation: This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi
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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Downey
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Downey
Laxminarayan Dev
2000
Havli Style Structure with dome
This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, San Jose, California (Chapter)
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San Jose, California



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Sunnyvale, California
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San Jose, California



This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi[19]

Connecticut[edit]

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, West Hartford, Connecticut (Chapter)
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West Hartford, Connecticut



This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi

District of Columbia[edit]

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Washington, D.C. (Chapter)
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Washington, D.C.

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This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

Florida[edit]

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Lakeland
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Lakeland
NarNarayan Dev


This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi (ISSO)[20]

Georgia[edit]

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Atlanta
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Atlanta
Swaminarayan
2007

This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Bryon, Georgia (Chapter)
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Bryon, Georgia



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Smyrna, Georgia (Chapter)
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Smyrna, Georgia



This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Duluth, Georgia (Atlanta) (Chapter)
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Duluth, Georgia



This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi

Illinois[edit]

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Chicago (Itasca)
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Chicago
NarNarayan Dev
1998
Tri-spire Structure
This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[18]
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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Chicago (Wheeling)
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Chicago
Ghanshyam Maharaj
1991

This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi[19]

Kansas[edit]

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Kansas (Chapter)
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Kansas



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

Maryland[edit]

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Bowie, Maryland (Chapter)
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Bowie, Maryland



This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Silver Spring, Maryland (Chapter)
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Silver Spring, Maryland



This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi

Massachusetts[edit]

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Lowell, Boston
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Lowell, Boston
Ghanshyam Maharaj, NarNarayan Dev and RadhaKrishna Dev


This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[18]

Michigan[edit]

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Detroit
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Detroit
HariKrishna Maharaj
2004

This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[18]
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (Chapter)
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan



This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi

Mississippi[edit]

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Mississippi (Chapter)
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Mississippi



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

New Jersey[edit]

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, New Jersey (Colonia)
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New Jersey
Narnarayan Dev


This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[18]
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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, New Jersey (Weehawken)
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New Jersey
Lord Swaminarayan
Year 1987

This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[18]
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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, New Jersey (Somerset)
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New Jersey
Laxminarayan Dev and Lord Ranchhodrai


This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi[19]
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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, New Jersey (South Jersey)
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New Jersey
HariKrishna Maharaj


This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[18]
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, New Jersey (Parsippany)
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New Jersey



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[18]

New York[edit]

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, New York City (Chapter)
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Notes:| valign="top" style="border:none;" | New York City
Lord Swaminarayan


This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[18]

North Carolina[edit]

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Raleigh, North Carolina (Chapter)
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Raleigh, North Carolina



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

Ohio[edit]

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Cleveland
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Cleveland
RadhaKrishna Dev and HariKrihna Maharaj
2008

This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[18]
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Cincinnati, Ohio (Chapter)
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Cincinnati, Ohio



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi

Pennsylvania[edit]

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Philadelphia (Chapter)
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Philadelphia



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania (Chapter)
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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania



This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi

Texas[edit]

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Houston
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Houston
RadhaKrishna Dev


This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi[18]
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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Grand Prairie (Dallas)
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Grand Prairie
Ghanshyam Maharaj
4 July 1991

This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi[19]
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Stafford, Texas (Chapter)
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Stafford, Texas



This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Pflugerville (Austin)
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Pflugerville, Texas



This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi

Zambia[edit]

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Lusaka (SKSS)
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Lusaka



This Mandir comes under the NarNarayan Dev Gadi- Shri Kutch Satsang Swaminarayan
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Lusaka (LSSM)
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Lusaka



This Mandir comes under the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi – Lusaka Swaminarayan Satsang Mandal


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Christopher John Fuller (2004). The camphor flame. Princeton University Press. p. 171. ISBN 978-0-691-12048-5. Retrieved 14 May 2009. 
  2. ^ Williams 2001, p. 29
  3. ^ Williams 2001, p. 36
  4. ^ Williams 2001, p. 96
  5. ^ Nair 2007, p. 118
  6. ^ Williams 2001, pp. 128, 129
  7. ^ "source lists Swaminarayan temples as around 1000 worldwide". The Times Of India (India). 8 January 2002. 
  8. ^ "Introduction to Swaminarayan Hinduism, Raymond Brady Williams, 2001". 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Swaminarayan sects branch out as NRGs seek roots". Asia Africa Intelligence Wire, Financial Times. 5 September 2009. Retrieved 10 April 2009. 
  10. ^ http://www.sardharkatha.com/gallery/
  11. ^ "Maharashtra State Gazettes, Greater Bombay District: Swaminarayan Temple Bhuleshwar". 
  12. ^ Raymond Brady Williams (2001). An Introduction to Swaminarayan Hinduism. Cambridge University Press. p. 206. ISBN 0-521-65422-X. 
  13. ^ "Two lives dedicated to helping others". Howick and Pakuranga Times. 8 January 2009. Retrieved 10 April 2009. 
  14. ^ "Men in Saffron on goodwill tour of Pak". Times of India (India). 30 March 2004. Retrieved 10 April 2009. 
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h Raymond Brady Williams (2001). An introduction to Swaminarayan Hinduism. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-65422-7. Retrieved 9 April 2009.  Page 222
  16. ^ "Shri Swaminarayan Mandir London". 
  17. ^ "Dancing in the rain". Harrow Times. 5 January 2007. Retrieved 5 April 2009. 
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "New temple one of only 8 in the United States". 
  19. ^ a b c d Raymond Brady Williams (2001). An Introduction to Swaminarayan Hinduism. Cambridge University Press. p. 229. ISBN 0-521-65422-X. 
  20. ^ "Polk's Religious Scene Is Seeing Changes". The Ledger. 18 March 2007. Retrieved 10 April 2009. 

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Barot, R., "Religion, Migration and Wealth Creation in the Swaminarayan Movement", The Transnational Family: New European Frontiers and Global Networks, Berg Publishers, 2002.
  • Williams, Raymond Brady, A New Face of Hinduism: The Swaminarayan Religion, Cambridge University Press, 1984
  • Nesbitt, E., "Locating British Hindus' sacred space", Contemporary South Asia, 15(2) p. 195–208. Routledge, 2006.

Official websites of the Swaminarayan Sampraday[edit]