Into the temple


I recently visited the Shri Swaminarayan temple just outside Toronto. It opened in 2007 and it is the largest Hindu temple in Canada. This entrance actually takes you into the community center portion of the temple, you can't enter into the Mandir directly. I love all that beautifully carved woodwork. It's quite warm and inviting. On Friday, I'll give you a look at the Mandir itself. It's fantastic!

15 comments:

Tanya said...

wow, that's pretty spectacular!

Kate said...

The carved wood is totally wonderful. Love the arches, too.

Lowell said...

A very impressive structure. The beautifully-carved wood gives it a feeling of warmth.

Cezar and Léia said...

An amazing temple, the facade is magnificent!
Léia

Paul in Powell River said...

Gorgeous! - I await the inside view.

llandudnopictures said...

The frontage is amazingly intricate!

Olivier said...

il est magnifique ce temple, je pense que bientôt tu nous verras voir l’intérieur

VP said...

Interesting, I am quite curious to see the inside...

RedPat said...

Wow - what craftsmanship!

Birdman said...

Marvelous wood carvings that entice the visitors.

NixBlog said...

Great capture, Halcyon! It's marvellous that the local communities have retained their identity, tradition and customs.

Regina K said...

Amazing details, can't wait to see more!

Randy said...

That's beautiful.

JM said...

Sadly we don't have any Indian building such as this here.

Gunn said...

I suddenly thought you had gone on holiday....

A very nice building.

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