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Swaminarayan Mandir in Atlanta, United States

The new BAPS Swaminarayan Temple at Lilburn in Atlanta, United States, is one of the largest traditional Hindu Vedic stone temples outside India. The Swaminarayan temple is located at the intersection of Rockbridge Road and Lawrenceville Highway in Lilburn. The city of Lilburn is part of Atlanta metropolitan area and is in Gwinnett County, Georgia. The opening ceremony of the Swaminarayan Mandir in Atlanta is on August 26, 2007. The Mandir is located on 30 acres of land and the estimated cost is $19 million. The temple will serve around 1000 devotees in the Atlanta Metropolitan area and around 7000 devotees in the region during festivals.
An amazing fact is that no steel or metals have been used in the construction.The Swaminaryan Mandir houses the idols of Shri Akshar Purushottam Maharaj, Shri Ghanshyam Maharaj, Shri Harikrishna Maharaj and Shri Radha-Krishna Dev, Brahmswarup Bhagatji Maharaj, Brahmswarup Shastriji Maharaj, Brahmswarup Yogiji Maharaj, Pragat Brahmswarup Pramukh …

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2007

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, spiritual and humanitarian leader and founder of Art of Living, has been nominated for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize by US Congressman Joseph Crowley. This is the second year in a row that Crowley has nominated Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for Nobel Peace Prize.Through his Art of Living Foundation, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has helped bring peace to millions of people caught in between conflicts raging around the world. This year the Art of Living Foundation’s humanitarian works among the debt ridden farmers in India, people afflicted by natural disasters, rural women, children and prisoners have been highly appreciated by respective governments and general public. Another highlight this year was the visit of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to war torn Iraq carrying the message of peace.While nominating Sri Sri Ravishankar for Nobel Peace Prize 2007 Congressman Crowley stated, ‘Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s dedication to providing assistance to those in need, teaching tools and techniques to crea…

Sayings of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

The magnitude of the heart is measured by what can disturb you. If it is small like a pond, even a small stone can create big turbulence. If it's like a lake, it needs a bigger stone to create a turbulence. If it's vast, wide like an ocean, nothing can disturb that. Even mountains can fall into the ocean but the ocean remains as it is.Feelings change, thoughts change, ideas change, body is undergoing changes all the time, but the thirst deep within us is for something that is not changing, that is eternal, that is always, that is the same.The sign of enlightenment is no complaints and no explanations!Sri Sri Ravi Shankar