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 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily throughout the year. Please click here for more details.   

Darshan Timings

Please click here for our visitor hours and darshan timings. 

 
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:  3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Bal Gujarati Classes: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Kishore Sabha: 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Yuvak Sabha: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

 

Balika / Kishori / Yuvati / Premvati assemblies & activities
Balika Sabha: 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Balika Gujarati Classes: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Kishori Sabha: 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Yuvati Sabha: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Premvati Sabha: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Sanyukta Satsang Sabha: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The Mandir is a sacred place of worship. To preserve sanctity and spiritual ambience, visitors are requested to observe the following guidelines.

Visitor Conduct & Etiquette

  • - All visitors must register at the visitor center.
  • - The carvings of the mandir building and visitor center are very delicate and will break easily. Please refrain from touching or leaning against any carvings.
  • - Please speak softly inside the mandir building. 
  • - Kissing, hugging, or other inappropriate expressions or gestures are not permitted. 
  • - Please refrain from public displays of affection and obscenity to respect the sanctity of the mandir. 
     

Adults must accompany children

Children of all ages are welcome. However, visitors 16 or under must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
 

Dress Code

Tops must cover the shoulder, back, chest, naval, and upper arms. Leg wear must be at least below knee-length. (Sarongs and shawls are provided)

Shoes

Please remove footwear before entering the mandir building. (Shoe cabinets are provided)
 

Photography & Videography & Drones

  • - Photography/Videography is not allowed inside the upper level of the mandir building or inside the exhibition at the lower level. 
  • - Photography/Videography is not allowed inside the Nilkanth Varni Mandapam at the lower level, unless approved beforehand by the Mandir Administration. 
  • - Photography/Videography on a mobile device, for personal use only, is permitted outside of the mandir building. 
  • - Please email us at [email protected] or please inquire at the the Visitor Center front desk for approval from the mandir administration for the following:
    • - Professional photography/videography.
    • - Use of drone, tripods or other professional photography/videography gear. 
    • - Event photography/videography such as engagement, wedding, and other events. 
    • - Commercial use or publication of images taken on the mandir premises. 

 

Food & Drink

  • - Please consume food in designated areas. 
  • - No food or drink are allowed in the mandir building or inside the colonnade. 
  • - Outside food or drink is prohibited on the campus. 

 

Cell phones

Cell phones must be switched off inside of the main mandir building. 

 

Alcohol & Drugs

Possession of or consumption of alcohol and drugs is prohibited on the premises. 

Smoking & Vaping

Smoking and vaping are not allowed on the premises, including the parking area. 

Pets

No pets are allowed. Service animals are permitted but are not allowed inside the Mandir in order to respect religious sentiment. Please visit the information desk for assistance. 

Accessibility

  • - Facilities are wheelchair accessible. 
  • - Please park strollers outside of the mandir building or in the visitor center. 
  • - Restrooms are available in the Visitor Center and in front of the assembly hall. 
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Lost and Found

The lost and found is located in the visitor center. We are not responsible for any lost items. BAPS is not liable for any lost, stolen, or missing belongings. 

Security

  • - For your safety, various security measures are in place. 
  • - Please leave bag packs or large bags in your vehicle. 
  • - No soliciting is allowed on the campus at any time. 
  • - Management reserves the right to close the premises or cancel or alter any visit, in whole or part, without prior notice. Every effort will be made to avoid any inconvenience.  
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Copyright

BAPS representatives may conduct photography/videography or other monitoring which may feature visitors. The copyright and all other intellectual property rights of these materials rests with BAPS or such authorized third party. 

 

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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