(Picture from Kids celebrating Diwali in Raleigh BAPS Swaminarayan Mandhir)
We were in the Raleigh BAPS Swaminarayan Mandhir, a very peaceful and prayer filled place. Evening there was a saba going on, where incredible stories and ethics were being taught. On seeing us the way they served by giving Prasad and making us feeling comfortable was incredible.
Visitors and devotees come to Mandir to offer prayers before the Murtis, or sacred images, as well as to attend cultural classes and religious services known as sabhas. BAPS Swaminarayan Mandirs serve to both foster and further personal and collective worship.
You feel the presence of the Lord and love filled serving devotees make this temple very special.
In Santana Dharma, Mandirs is an important place for Vedic tradition, maintaining, and preserving physical spaces to uphold the philosophy of Hinduism. The rituals and traditions celebrated at mandirs connect individuals to their families, communities, and to Bhagwan.
Mandirs ensure that the legacy of Hinduism’s oldest teachings is shared with future generations for many years to come. In addition to spiritual practice, BAPS Mandirs teach the arts, language, music, and philosophy that are the roots of Hindu heritage. BAPS Mandirs also host various charitable efforts for local communities throughout the year such as walkathons, health fairs, blood drives, and more.
This temple has nice gift shop along with book store along with great devotees who can help and answer questions very lovingly. This is an incredible Temple and will recommend any one in town to visit and be blessed by Swami Narayan in Raleigh.