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Temples outside India

These are some of the modern hindu temples built by Indian hindu expriates.

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London


BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London – popularly known as the Neasden Temple – 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.Since its opening in August 1995, the Mandir has attracted devotees and visitors from all over the world.

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir – One of the 70 Wonders of the Modern World.

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Shri Venkateswara Swami (Balaji) Temple, Chicago


In addition to the Lord Venkateswara Swami (Balaji) shrine, there are other shrines in the temple to different deities. On either side of the main shrine are shrines for Sri Devi (Lakshmi) and Bhudevi (Andal). In the two corners in front of the main shrine are shrines for Sri Kanyaka Parameshwari and Sri Ayyappa. In the two corners further away are shrines for Sri Anjaneya and Sri Satyanarayana. Closer to the entrance are shrines to Ganapati, Subrahmanyam, Siva and Parvati.

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Sri Siva Vishnu Temple, Washington


Sri Siva Vishnu Temple, the premier Hindu temple in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. The actual temple construction began in 1988 and has incorporated the Mayan, Pallava, Vijaynagara, Kerala and the South Canara styles of temple architecture. The Temple houses several deities, consecrated between the years of 1990 and 2003.

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BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, Toronto


BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Toronto is a Hindu temple in Toronto, Ontario, opened on July 22, 2007 by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper with Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, Federal Opposition Leader Stéphane Dion, Indian Ambassador to Canada Rajamani Lakshmi Narayan and BAPS Spiritual Leader Pramukh Swami Maharaj also in attendance. The temple was constructed by 2,000 builders who were required to follow ancient Hindu rules. The temple was built using Turkish limestone and Italian marble.

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Shri Venkateshwara Temple, Birmingham


This is a very impressive temple with the main temple is fronted by two smaller temples, one dedicated to Shri Ganesha and one to Shri Murugan (Kartikaya). The The main temple has Venkateswara at the centre, and also had other deities including Lakshmi and Hanuman.

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