I am one of the many temples of the Swaminarayan Sampraday which works under the tag of BAPS. I am the Swaminarayan temple for Mumbai. I am more than a 100 years old. I have been serving all the new and old devotees especially the Gujarati devotees. People in Gujarat are known to be big time foodies and the offerings made here are quite lavish and the pakvaans are really luxurious and huge. My vicinity is really proud to have such joyous and whole hearted devotees who are ready to put in their time and money into the making of the Prasad.
What is there in Swaminarayan Temple?
Inside my area I have three main spire structures made in order to establish the existence of the lords any day. I have the Gods viz. Laxminarayan Dev, Krishna Dev, Gaulokvihari, Ghanshyam Maharaj, Radha ji, and of course the very own Swaminarayan Dev Bhuleshwar has an elaborate flower galli which is famous for having all the kinds of flowers at exposure for the pleasing the Gods present within me.
The front gate of the temple and the entrance speaks it all. I have a really proud and beautiful frontage which makes me look grand already. After that there are some 20 to 25 steps which end with an audience hall. There are shrines of Lords Ganesha and Hanuman in the hall. I have on my walls of the Sabhamadap the paintings and carvings of Krishnalila, an eminent part of Mahabharata, in the form of a preacher and the torch bearer. The hall beneath me has a support of more than 50 pillars which are further decorative and highly designed with the old architectural style making it look to stand out!
Best time to Visit Swaminarayan temple
Festivals like Janmashtami, Mahashivaratri, Ganesh Chaturthi, Vaman jayanti, Nrisshimha, Hindola in the month of shravanas are the days when particular celebrations are conducted by my authorities.