World’s largest hand-carved Hindu temple to be inaugurated on October 8

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The world’s largest hand-carved Hindu temple is ready to be inaugurated in the United States on October 8. The BAPS Swaminarayan Akshardham in Robbinsville, New Jersey, spanning 185 acres, has been built by an army of more than 12,500 volunteers from across the US in over 12 years, from 2011 to 2023.
Construction on this magnificent Mahamandir began in 2015 and is scheduled to be inaugurated by Mahant Swami Maharaj and dignitaries next month. The grand temple is dedicated to Bhagwan Swaminarayan, a 19th-century Hindu spiritual leader, inspired by his 5th spiritual successor, Pramukh Swami Maharaj.
It has been designed according to ancient Hindu scriptures and includes design elements from ancient Indian culture, including 10,000 statues and statuettes, carvings of Indian musical instruments, and dance forms.
The inauguration celebration will include a week-long celebration. Several US congressmen, senators, officials with the Biden Administration, as well as state governors plan to attend this grand ceremony.