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Old May 26, 2009, 11:36 PM   #1
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Default Swaminarayan Mandir - Toronto

For Raghu ... thought you might be interested in this Hindu temple in Toronto:

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Old May 28, 2009, 11:42 PM   #2
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Lovely photos. More than that, I thank you so much for thinking of me when you took the pictures. It is really nice of you.
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You are most welcome, Raghu. Always enjoy your photos of ancient architecture in India.
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Old May 30, 2009, 9:58 AM   #4
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Raghu,

It occurred to me you might be interested in some background to this Mandir:

There are said to be only five like it in the world.
It is built following ancient Hindu rules of construction for holy shrines. No steel was used - all is stone on stone; with Burmese teak for woodwork.
Italian marble and Turkish limestone were imported to India where 1,800 craftsmen sculpted it into over 24,000 carved pieces.
These were then shipped to Toronto where 100 craftsmen assembled the pieces into the final structure
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Beautiful photos of a beautiful temple. Thank you for the added information of it's assembly. Very interesting.

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