There are many ways to describe the benefits of a mandir to a community—the simplest explanation: mandirs = centers for overall development. The BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha has built more than 1100 mandirs around the globe to enhance the personal growth of millions of individuals. Mandirs provide an environment where the mind becomes still and focuses on progressing in more ways than one.
These mandirs host a variety of weekly activities: spiritual forums for children and adults; courses in ethnic language, music, and dance; and events which cultivate personal talents and interpersonal skills. A mandir instructs on how to strengthen family relationships and improve the communities in which the mandir sits. Beyond all else, mandirs are a center for spiritual growth and a place of worship. It is a place which millions of devotees call a home away from home. Now you can too – look for the nearest BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in your neighborhood.