About the Temple

A handful of devotees inspired by the preaching of his holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj started offering weekly prayers in the years 1970/80’s.

His Holiness inaugurated the 1st BAPS temple in Whittier, California, with his divine blessing the congregation grew in numbers day by day.

 In 2000, His Holiness visited the current BAPS temple in Chino hills, strengthening the devotee’s desire to build a temple per Indian architecture.

Finally, in the year 2007, the Haveli building (also known as the visitors center) was constructed and his holiness sanctified the temple deities to be installed.

This mandir is the 5th traditional Hindu Mandir in North America, opened in 2012 in Chino Hills, as an epitome of Spirituality.


The temple has been blessed with the tranquility of various Gods and Goddesses to name:

  • Shri Akshar Purushotham Maharaj: In Swaminarayan Spirituality there is a difference between Parabrahman and Akshar brahman.

             Akshar is always regarded to manifest on earth in a personal form as a guru and an ideal devotee who accompanies Purushottam.

    • Shri Ghanshyam Maharaj: Ghanshyam is the childhood name of Swaminarayan, a lot has been scripted about his childhood miracles and teachings.
    • Shri Harikrishna Maharaj and Radha devi (Lord Radha-Krishna born in northern India whose life marks the passage of Dvapara yuga and beginning of Kalyug)
    • Shri Nilkanth Varni: Lord Ghanshyam lived 7 years of his life reestablishing the ideology of Santana Dharma, at this time he was known as Nilkanth Varni
    • Shri Sita-Ram parivaar
    • Shri Shiv-parvati parivaar
  • Brahmaswarup:  Bhagatji, Yogiji, Prahmukh swami and Shastriji Maharaj 

Mandir Timings

Mandir Campus  Open: 9.00am to 7.30pm
Actual Mandir Closed between 12 pm – 4pm on weekdays

Sacred Shrines Darshan

Days Time
Everyday 9 am – 10.15 am
11.15am – 12 pm
4 pm – 5.50 pm

Special Aarti to Deities

Aarti Time
Rajbhog 11.15 am
Sandhya 5.50 pm

Nilkanth Varni Abhishek

Days Time
Everyday 9.00am – 10.15 am
11.30am – 12.00 pm
4.00pm – 5.45 pm

Weekly Assembly Activities

  • Bal & Balika Activities
Activity Timings
Bal/Balika Sabha 3.30pm to 5.00pm
Bal/Balika Gujarati Classes 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm
Kishore/Kishori Sabha 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm
Yuvak/Yuvati Sabha 12.00pm to 1.30pm
Premvati Sabha (only for Balika) 1.00 to 2.00pm


Sanyuktha Satsang Sabha for adults: 3pm to 5pm.

Festivals or Important Events Celebrated

The temple organizes and hosts various events and rituals on a weekly/monthly basis for devotees namely:

  • Pramukh Swami Maharaj Centennial Celebrations organized by Women’s wing
  • Mahanth Swami Maharaj’s 89th birthday celebrations
  • Festivals like Diwali, Hindu New year, Ram Navami, Krishna Janmashtami, Maha Shivarathri, Ganesha Chaturthi, and many more are celebrated with great spiritual tranquillity.
  • An auspicious event where Indian Cabinet Minister Piyush Goyal visited BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir on 10th Sept 2022 and congratulated the temple on the completion of 10 years.
  • Flag Hoisting at Swaminarayan Akshardham in HH Pramukh Sami Maharaj’s 101st Birthday Anniversary

Humanitarian Services

Offering selfless services to society is a foundation of the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha initiated by Bhagwan Swaminarayan early in the 18th century.

To till date this service is extended by Mahant Swami Maharaj by conducting activities like:

  • Health and wellness camps
  • Education awareness camps
  • Environmental mindfulness camps
  • Community empowerment
  • Disaster relief actions.

Innumerable volunteers actively participate thus enriching their and others’ lives in partnership with BAPS Charities.

Special Facility for devotees

  • Souvenir Shop: This shop is in front of the mandir, and has a wide collection of books, postcards, CDs, DVDs, and herbal health products.

The items present in this shop are for all age groups to suit their taste and are affordable to purchase.

  • Wheelchair access
  • Temple Tour Guide access
  • Waste management system
  • Pure drinking water
  • Ample Parking space

Temple Rules/Dress Code

  • Visitors need to cover their shoulders and knees.
  • Remove footwear before entering the Mandir.
  • Cell phone switched off.
  • Video and Photography are allowed only for personal purposes, events like weddings or engagements photography, videography, and using drones, etc are not allowed (without permission from temple authorities)
  • No pets, alcohol and smoking allowed in temple.

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