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Old August 12th, 2005, 10:26 PM   #1
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Hindu Temples outside India/South Asia?

Lets have a look at Hindu temples elsewhere in the world!


Heres one example in Singapore:

Sri Dhandayuthapani Temple

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Old August 12th, 2005, 10:26 PM   #2
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Main altar



This man is the centre of attention



Main door
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Old August 16th, 2005, 09:53 PM   #3
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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in London is the largest Hindu temple outside India I believe.





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Old August 17th, 2005, 02:42 AM   #4
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Chicago

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The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Chicago is the largest traditional Hindu Mandir of stone and marble to be constructed in the United States. Created entirely according to ancient Hindu architectural manuscripts known as the Shilpa-Shastras and meeting all the modern regulations of today, it was constructed in a mere 16 months starting from the day its first stone was laid. Lime stone from Turkey and marble from Italy was shipped to India and carved along with Makrana marble from India. Carved pieces were shipped from India to Chicago to build such a beautiful Mandir. The Mandir opened to devotees, well-wishers, and visitors after the Pran Pratishtha ceremony performed by the hands of His Divine Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj on August 8, 2004. The adjoining cultural center, known as the Haveli, was opened in October of 2000 and is a revival of wooden craftsmanship. Traditionally, Haveli means courtyard architecture - an architectural style fashioned from wood, involving intricate carving.

* Dimensions:
Total land: 30 acres
Mandir: 22442 sq. ft.
Height: 78 ft.
Width: 112 ft.
Length: 213 ft.
* Stones:
Outside: Turkish Lime stone 42842 Cu. Ft.
Inside: Italian marble from Italy (32808 cu. Ft.)and Makrana marble from India 4850 cu. Ft.
Total: 8430 tones.
Size: Smallest stone 15 gm to largest stone of 5.2 tones.
* Features:
5 Pinnacles (shikhara)
1 Central Dome (22 ft. in dia.)
16 Domes
4 Balconies
14 Windows
151 Pillars
75 ceilings with 39 different designs
4 Small Pinnacles (Samaram)
129 Arches (Toran)
* Infrastructure:
40,000 stone pieces
85,000 cu. Ft total stone structure
No Iron or Steel used
Central heating and cooling
Under floor heating with Gel tubing
Fiber optic lighting

Different temple in Lemont
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Old August 17th, 2005, 02:57 AM   #5
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Great Pictures...
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Old August 17th, 2005, 03:04 AM   #6
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Those singapore temples and the above one are South Indian Temple Architecture..

Most of the temples that are build in the west with south indian architecture are just replica or miniature of temples that exist in southern indian state of Tamil Nadu.
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Old August 17th, 2005, 03:30 AM   #7
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Plans for giant hindutemple in the Netherlands

The 'Maa Chandi Foundation', wants to built 'the biggest mandir outside India'
in the provence of South-Holland, very likely in the city Rotterdam. It will cost 75 million euros and is planned to get built in 2008.

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Old August 17th, 2005, 11:45 PM   #8
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In the Flushing section of Queens there is a Hindu temple.

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Old August 17th, 2005, 11:57 PM   #9
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There around a dozen Hindu temples here in Chicagoland!
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Old August 24th, 2005, 11:56 PM   #10
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There are more than 18,000 Hindu temples in Malaysia and their architecture are all the same. The biggest one is Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur. A cave temple that is. During Thaipusam the streets of KL will be so packed with over a million people marching towards the cave temple.











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Old August 25th, 2005, 12:25 AM   #11
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Old October 22nd, 2005, 06:45 PM   #12
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those are lovely pics

I believe Hindus should be celebrating the Festival of Lights soon, and the fire-walking ceremony should be underway.

A silver chariot:



Devotees offering prayers:

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Old October 23rd, 2005, 12:00 AM   #13
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Some Hindu temples of Bali

Pura Kehen Temple







Ulu Watu





Pura Ulun Danu








Besakih Temple





Tanah Lot





Tirta Empul





Taman Ayun


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Old October 23rd, 2005, 09:41 AM   #14
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lovely pics

Hinduism actually spread to SE Asia before Islam, and much of the architecture/practices of traditional SE Asia reflect that
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Old October 23rd, 2005, 09:56 AM   #15
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great pictures, really amazing.
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Old October 28th, 2005, 08:26 AM   #16
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Beautiful pictures!

How can we forget the largest temple ever built. I am sure you all have heard of it. Its in Cambodia.

The Angkor Vat







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Old October 28th, 2005, 08:47 AM   #17
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Prambanan Temple, Yogyakarta - Indonesia



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Old October 28th, 2005, 08:48 AM   #18
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Kalasan Temple, Yogyakarta - Indonesia



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Changy Temple in Guadeloupe (French West Indies) :



Temple in Saint Denis de la Reunion :
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