BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
15100 Fairfield Ranch Road,
Chino Hills, California 91709



From the 60 Freeway:

  • Take Highway 71 South
  • Exit Soquel Canyon Pkwy/Central Ave
  • Left on Soquel Canyon Pkwy
  • Left on Fairfield Ranch Road
  • Pass the Stop Sign
  • Take a Left into the Mandir Complex

From the 91 Freeway:

  • Take Highway 71 North
  • Exit Soquel Canyon Pkwy/Central Ave
  • Right on Soquel Canyon Pkwy
  • Left on Fairfield Ranch Road
  • Pass 1 Stop Sign
  • Take a Left into the Mandir Complex

Mandir Visitor Hours

The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir is open to visitors from 9:00 am – 7:30 pm daily throughout the year.
 
Darshan Timings

From

To

Description

9:00 am

 10:15 am

Viewing of the sacred shrines and the murtis (located upstairs) is open. The Nilkanth Abhishek Mandapam (located downstairs) is open for the abhishek ritual. (Everyday)

10:15 am

11:15 am

Viewing of the sacred shrines and the murtis (located upstairs)  is closed for the rājbhog thāl ritual (offering of food items to God and the deities) (Everyday)

10:15 am

11:30 am

The Nilkanth Abhishek Mandapam (located downstairs) is closed for the rājbhog thāl ritual (offering of food items to God) (Everyday)

11:15 am

12:00 pm

Viewing of the sacred shrines and the murtis (located upstairs) is open for the rājbhog ārti ritual prayer. (Everyday)

11:30 am

12:00 pm

The Nilkanth Abhishek Mandapam (located downstairs) is open for the abhishek ritual. (Monday to Saturday)

11:30 am

12:30 pm

The Nilkanth Abhishek Mandapam (located downstairs) is open for abhishek ritual. (Sunday)

12:00 pm

4:00 pm

Viewing of the sacred shrines and the murtis (located upstairs) is closed. The Nilkanth Abhishek Mandapam (located downstairs) is closed (Monday to Saturday)

12:00 pm

3:45 pm

Viewing of the sacred shrines and the murtis (located upstairs) is closed. (Sunday)

12:30 pm

3:00 pm

The Nilkanth Abhishek Mandapam (located downstairs) is closed (Sunday)

4:00 pm

5:50 pm

Viewing of the sacred shrines and the murtis (located upstairs) is open. The Nilkanth Abhishek Mandapam (located downstairs) is open for the abhishek ritual. (Monday to Saturday)

3:45 pm

5:50 pm

Viewing of the sacred shrines and the murtis (located upstairs) is open (Sunday)

3:00 pm

5:45 pm

The Nilkanth Abhishek Mandapam (located downstairs) is open for the abhishek ritual. (Sunday)

5:50 pm

7:00 pm

Viewing of the sacred shrines and the murtis (located upstairs)  is closed for the evening thāl ritual (offering of food items to God and the deities) (Everyday)

5:50 pm

6:45 pm

The Nilkanth Abhishek Mandapam (located downstairs) is closed for the evening thāl ritual (offering of food items to God) (Monday to Saturday)

5:45 pm

6:45 pm

The Nilkanth Abhishek Mandapam (located downstairs) is closed for the evening thāl ritual (offering of food items to God) (Sunday)

7:00 pm

7:30 pm

Viewing of the sacred shrines and the murtis (located upstairs) is open for the sandhyā ārti ritual prayer. (Everyday)

6:45 pm

7:30 pm

The Nilkanth Abhishek Mandapam (downstairs) is open for the sandhyā ārti ritual prayer and viewing only. (Everyday)

 
 
Everyone is welcome to visit the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. Individuals and families do not need to book their visit.

Advance reservations are required for school and group visits in order to make your visit comfortable. Guided visits are also entertained on weekends and holidays subject to available visiting time slots.

All tours meet at hte Welcome cCenter and you can book a group visit here: 

https://www.baps.org/Global-Network/North-America/LosAngeles/Tour-Reservations.aspx

Weekly Assembly Timing:

Bal / Kishore / Yuvak assemblies and activities
Bal Sabha:  5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Bal Gujarati Classes: 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Kishore Sabha: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Yuvak Sabha: 2:30 pm to 3:45 pm

Balika / Kishori / Yuvati / Premvati assemblies & activities
Balika Sabha: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Balika Gujarati Classes: 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Kishori Sabha: 4:15 pm to 6:00 pm
Yuvati Sabha: 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Premvati Sabha: 2:30 pm to 3:45 pm

Sanyukta Ravi Sabha: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

The Mandir is a sacred house of God and a place of daily worship.  In the interest of preserving its sanctity and ensuring worshippers can enjoy the spiritual ambience, all visitors are requested to abide by the following guidelines in all areas of the complex. All visitors are also requested to register inside the Visitor’s Center.
Dress Code:
All clothing must cover shoulders and knees. (Wraps provided) Please leave all personal belongings/backpacks inside your vehicle.
Shoes:
Please remove any footwear before entering the Mandir. Shoe racks are provided at the Mandir entrance.
Photography & Videography:
The Mandir complex is a sacred and spiritual place of worship. Please follow these guidelines to respect the sanctity of the Mandir. 
 
ALLOWED
  • Photos & videography can be taken for personal use only. 
  • Photos & videography can only be taken while the Mandir campus is open from ‪9am to 7:30pm.
 
PROHIBITED
  • Photo & videography is not allowed inside the Mandir.
  • Flash photography is not allowed inside the Haveli.
  • Drones are not allowed on the Mandir campus.
  • Professional photo & videography is not allowed, including any type of photography & videography gear, for example: tripods, drones, etc.
  • Event photography is not allowed, including engagement shoots, weddings, etc., without special written permission from the Mandir administration. To inquire please contact the Mandir Administration at [email protected]
  • No commercial use or publication of images of the campus are allowed. 
  • Please refrain from overt expressions of affection (such as kissing, hugging or other inappropriate expressions) during photo & videography sessions to respect the sanctity of the Mandir. Visitors who do not comply may be asked to leave the campus.

  • For special requirements please contact the Mandir administration at [email protected]
Food & Drink:
Please refrain from eating, drinking or chewing gum inside the Mandir, Visitor Center (Haveli), and Cultural Center (Sabha Hall). Outside food or drinks are not permitted on the premises.
Mobile Phones:
Cell phones must be switched off while inside the Mandir.
Smoking:
Smoking, alcohol, drugs and tobacco products are prohibited anywhere in the complex.
Pets:
No pets allowed within complex. (Service dogs allowed in most areas except sacred spaces used for prayer and meditation.)
Conduct:
Please refrain from touching or leaning against the delicate carvings. Please observe silence in the Mandir.
Wheelchair Access:
Facilities are wheelchair accessible. Please park strollers outside of Visitor Center (Haveli). Restrooms are available in Visitor Center.
Soliciting:
No soliciting is allowed on the premises at any time.
Security:
For your safety, various security measures are in place. Please leave all bags and cameras inside your vehicle. Please refrain from touching the delicate carvings within the Mandir and Haveli premises. To maintain the spiritual atmosphere, please observe silence inside the Mandir and Haveli. Management reserves the right to cancel or alter any visit or close the premises, in whole or part, without prior notice. Every effort will be made to avoid any inconvenience.

 

 

The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir encompasses: the Mandir, the Mandir: Inspiring Tradition, Faith & Harmony exhibition, and the Welcome Center. Open to visitors from 9:00 am – 7:30 pm daily throughout the year.

Mandir:
The Mandir is a place of worship and prayer for followers of Hinduism. The structure itself is built according to the Shilpa Shastra, a collection of architectural treatises that have been an integral part of Indian architecture and engineering for thousands of years.  The sacred images and ceremonies of worship in the Mandir form the very core in elevating the soul to the pinnacle of God-realization according to Hindu philosophy. Swaminarayan Mandirs, worldwide, fulfill the ancient and lofty concept of the Hindu tradition of Mandirs.

Exhibition:
Discover the timeless traditions of Ancient India embodied through this mandir in the 21st century. The exhibition — Mandir: Inspiring Faith, Tradition, and Harmony — showcases enduring Hindu traditions alive within the mandir’s architecture as well as through the faith and love of the devotees. Visitors will also experience the journey of the mandir’s construction through inspiring images and facts.

Welcome Center:
Adjacent to the Mandir is a unique cultural building – an intricately designed, traditional wooden Haveli. The Haveli represents a genre of traditional Indian architectural structures that were developed during the Rajput period, in the 15th-19th centuries, specifically in the western Indian states of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Characterized by a central open courtyard, the Haveli showcases the immense woodworking skill of Indian craftsmen. It is evident in the stunning array of ornamental and symbolic motifs that adorn many brackets, pillars, arches, and balconies.

Through the Welcome Center you will also be able to find the Aksharpith Gift & Book Shop, Shayona Sweets & Snack Shop, and Shayona Cafe. You can read further on these shops here.

 

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