HistoryIn 1990, Indian devotees of Lord Swaminarayan began gathering in one another’s houses for weekly worship. When the numbers became too large to support this arrangement, the group began investigating a permanent building and temple, complete with murtis (deities) and other facilities. To this end, the group purchased a former truck carriage in RTP (Research Triangle Park), and in 2004 opened it as an official branch temple (mandir) of the BAPS lineage.
DemographicsThe majority of the members of the BAPS mandir are from the Indian states of Gujarat or Maharashtra in the western part of the subcontinent, although there are members from throughout India.
AffiliationsNo formal ties with other local temples, though the BAPS mandir is an official branch of the international BAPS association/lineage, directed from India by the head of the lineage, the Inspirer Swaminarayan Sanstha.
Activities and ScheduleM-F: Arti at 7 am and 7 pm.
Date Center Founded
Association founded in 1990, temple (mandir) purchased, remodeled, and consecrated in 2004. Opened July 31, 2004.