BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

112 North Main Street
Robbinsville, NJ 08561

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Public Transportation Options to BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Robbinsville NJ


  • From New York Penn Station, take the Northeast Corridor (NEC) Rail Line to Princeton Junction Station
  • From Newark Penn Station, take the Northeast Corridor (NEC) Rail Line to Princeton Junction Station
  • From Newark Airport, take the AirTrain from your terminal to the Newark Airport Rail Station. From there, take the Northeast Corridor (NEC) Rail Line to Princeton Junction Station
  • From the Trenton Transit Center, take the Northeast Corridor (NEC) Rail Line to Hamilton Station

2. BUS

  • From New York’s Port Authority Bus Terminal (gates 415 or 416), take the Coach USA (Suburban Transit) Line 300 Bus to the Hightstown, NJ station

3. CAR

From I-95 North From I-95 South
1. Take Exit 7A toward I-195 West 1. Take exit 8 toward Hightstown/Freehold
2. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Interstate 195W/Trenton/Hamilton and merge onto I-195W 2. Merge onto NJ-133
3. Take exit 5B to merge onto US-130 North towards New Brunswick 3. Exit on US-130 South
4. Merge onto US-130 North 4. Pass Hankins Road
5. Take the exit toward Voebel Rd. jughandle just after Voebel Rd. junction 5. Slight right turn onto North Main Street
6. Go straight to BAPS Mandir 6. Turn right at the next crossroads to BAPS Mandir


  • For transportation from Hamilton, Hightstown, Princeton Junction or Trenton stations to the mandir, we recommend arranging a local taxi service. One can easily be found by searching online or clicking

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Robbinsville is not affiliated or associated with any of the transportation providers mentioned above nor is it responsible for any loss or damage sustained during transit.

Enjoy hours of beauty, peace and discovery at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Robbinsville, NJ – a masterpiece of exquisite Indian design and workmanship. Marvel at the intricate marble carvings, participate in Hindu rituals or learn about the world’s oldest living faith – Hinduism. Whatever you prefer, you can plan and prepare for your visit here.


For Individuals & Families:
Individuals and families are not required to book their visit in advance. On arrival, please inquire at the reception desk for the availability of a guide. If one is not available, the Audio Tour Guide should always be on hand for your visit.               

For Groups:
For group visits, advanced booking is required to make your visit more organized and fulfilling.  Full details can be found on the Group Visit page. 

Audio Tour Guide:
Audio tour guides will be available starting January-February 2015.  With these, you can take a fully guided tour of the Mandir.  Using the simple audio system, you can listen to detailed information about the various features of the Mandir. At your own pace, learn about the importance of a Hindu mandir, the fascinating story of how the Mandir was built, the Hindu sentiments for each of the sacred images, the significance of Hindu rituals such as the arti, the meaning behind certain architectural designs, and much more.
Please request the Audio Tour Guide at the Information Desk. A deposit will be required when you pick it up, which will be refunded when the device is returned. Due to limited supply, please note that the Audio Tour Guide is not available for school groups.

Personal Guide:
Volunteer guides may be available during the day for individuals and families or small groups of 8 or less. Please inquire at the Information Desk on arrival if a guide is available.


One of the highlights of a visit to the Mandir is to witness the midday arti ceremony performed daily at 11:15 AM.  It is an ancient Hindu offering made by waving lighted wicks before the sacred images to the accompaniment of a musical prayer.  Many visitors have described the experience as awe-inspiring.



The artistically mesmeric Shri Ghanshyam Maharaj Abhishek Mandapam is located near the entrance of the mandir. Here visitors can perform abhishek of Shri Ghanshyam Maharaj. An abhishek is a special Hindu ritual.  When united with deep faith and devotion, it is a sincere appeal for divine grace. Performed by gently pouring water over the murti, it is an offering, it is an expression of reverence and a prayer for spiritual progress, peace, and fulfillment of wishes. 


The Souvenir Shop is located in the Activity Center wing of the complex.  It is filled with a wide selection of books, postcards, CDs, DVDs, herbal health products and gifts for all ages, tastes, and budgets.


Why not complete your visit with a meal at the Shayona food center?  With its all-vegetarian cuisine, Shayona is the perfect way to experience some traditional and authentic tastes of India.  You can select from various menu options for sit-down or to-go, including a wide selection of sweets and snacks. 


To remember your visit, please take a photo of yourself or your group with the Mandir as a background. 

Please note that photography or filming inside the mandir is strictly prohibited. Postcards and photographs showing the interior of the Mandir and can be purchased from the Souvenir Shop.

All facilities and areas of the complex are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs can be provided, subject to availability. Parking spaces for physically challenged drivers are located in the parking lot closest to and directly opposite of the Mandir entrance. Within the complex, volunteers are on hand if any assistance is required. They will be happy to help and guide you. If you think you or your group will require special assistance, please inform us in advance by emailing [email protected] or calling (609) 918-1212 and ask for the booking office.

A group visit to the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Robbinsville, NJ is an ideal way to learn about Hinduism and enjoy exquisite Indian art and architecture. Whether it’s learning about the world’s oldest living faith, or seeing a traditional Hindu temple and witnessing the arti ceremony, visitors young and old find their trips to the Mandir to be educational, inspiring and memorable.

These are some of the reasons why so many groups choose to visit the Mandir. Some of the many that visit regularly includes schools, community groups, boy scouts and girl scouts, youth groups, senior citizens, interfaith groups, art and architecture aficionados, international tour operators, and many others.

Booking in advance is essential. Please use our online booking form and the visitor guidelines to help us make your visit as smooth, pleasant and productive as possible. 

We regularly receive many more requests than we can entertain – especially during the summer and school year – so please be sure to book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Light snacks and refreshments may be available upon request, subject to an additional charge.  Please note this on the booking form if interested.

Visits are entertained throughout the week, including on weekends and federal holidays, subject to available visiting time slots.

There are separate seating arrangements for males and females inside the maha-mandap sanctuary during the arti ceremony. All visitors are requested to adhere to these arrangements during this time.

Please note that morning slots are recommended because the midday arti (ritual service) takes place at 11:30 am. Furthermore, afternoon visitors will need to wait until 4.00pm (on weekdays) to view the sacred deities because the shrines are closed between 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm (on weekdays).

We request that all groups arrive at the Mandir at least 10 minutes prior to their allotted time-slot.


Your visit will consist of a short welcome and introductory address, a video presentation of the history and construction of the Mandir, and a guided tour of the Mandir.  This will take approximately 80 minutes, and is free.  Please allow extra time if you wish to visit the Souvenir Shop and Shayona Food Center



Time (approx)

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Mandir Foyer

10 minutes

History of the Mandir video

Mandir Foyer

20 minutes

Guided Tour including Darshan (viewing of sacred images)

Inner Sanctum

30 minutes

Arti Ceremony at 11:30am (if applicable)

Inner Sanctum

20 minutes


It is advised that group leaders should make a pre-visit to the Mandir to plan their group trip. Please contact the Booking Office for any assistance.
Please ensure that the visitor information & guidelines are read carefully and adhered to at all times.  We advise that there be a suitable adult-child ratio to facilitate adequate supervision of minors.
As marble has been used to cover the Mandir floor, please do not allow children to run. Please take extra care while visiting the main shrines when using the steps. Please do not touch the carvings and columns.


The easiest way to book a visit is to fill out the online booking form , which will be automatically submitted to the Booking Office.
 The form allows you to suggest two preferred dates. Once the details of the day, date and time-slot are accepted by the Booking Office, your allocated visiting slot will be sent to you by email within 3 working days.  Please contact the booking office at [email protected]



If, after having confirmed your booking, you realize that you will not be able to make your visit for any reason, please let us know by email or phone as soon as possible so that your slot can be made available for another group.


We will begin accepting educational and school visits in Spring 2015.  For more information about school visits, please email us at  [email protected].

BAPS Swaminarayan Akshardham Campus Entry: 9:00 am – 7:30 pm (except Tuesdays).

Please note: entire Akshardham Campus will be closed every Tuesday, including the Mahamandir.

Akshardham Mahamandir Darshan: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Shayona Café:11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Akshardham Store: 9:30 am – 8:30 pm

Abhishek: An abhishek is a special Hindu ritual, when united with deep faith and devotion, it is a sincere appeal for divine grace. Performed by gently pouring water over the murti, it is an offering, it is an expression of reverence, and a prayer for spiritual progress, peace, and fulfillment of wishes.  

Following are timings when the murti darshan and abhishek mandapam is open.  

       9:00 am – 10:30 am

      11:15 am – 12:00 pm

      4:00 pm – 6:30 pm*

      7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      *Mandir Murti darshan will open at 3:30 pm on major US Federal Holidays.


       Rajbhog: 11:15 am

       Sandhya: 7:00 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 ambiance, all visitors are requested to abide by the following guidelines in all areas of the complex.



Dress Code:
Please note that a strict dress code operates within the complex. Specifically, tops must cover the shoulders, back, chest, navel, and upper arms. Leg-wear must be at least below knee-length. Visitors not having appropriate dress code would be requested to wear wraps provided at the Mandir.
Please remove all footwear before entering any of the Mandir buildings. Shoe racks are provided within the complex.
Photography & Videography:
Photography & Videography is strictly prohibited inside all buildings. Videos and photos – for personal use only – may be taken from ground level outside the Mandir and Haveli only. Commercial use or publication of images of the site is strictly prohibited. Tripods are not permitted on the campus. Please see reception desk for further information.
Food & Drink:
No food or drinks are allowed inside the Mandir premises. Please discard chewing gum in the trash cans before entering.
Mobile Phones:
Please switch all mobile phones to silent prior to entering the premises. Mobile phones with cameras must not be used to take photo or video inside the Mandir.
No smoking is allowed on the premises, including the parking area. Please dispose cigarettes prior to entering the gates.
Please refrain from touching the delicate carvings. To maintain the spiritual atmosphere observe silence inside the Mandir.
Children of all ages are welcome. However, visitors aged 16 or under must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. 
Nursing Pod which can be locked for privacy is located near the rest room. Breastfeeding mothers are requested to use the nursing pod. 
No pets allowed within complex. (Service dogs allowed in most areas except sacred spaces used for prayer and meditation.)
The Mandir may carry out photography and/or video recording and/or other monitoring which may feature visitors. The copyright and all other intellectual property rights in these materials rests with BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha or such authorized third party
Please Note: Because of the many special services throughout the year, timings and access for the Mandir are subject to change, sometimes unavoidably without notice. While all reasonable measures will be taken to avoid any inconvenience, the Management apologizes if any is inadvertently incurred. The Management also reserves the right to refuse admission to those who do not follow the guidelines and to those who may be inappropriately dressed. The Management is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any personal belongings of the visitors, during their visit to Mandir.


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