Looking Out From the Garage: Photo Friday... Where in the World?

Photo Friday... Where in the World?

BAPS in LilburnWho would have thought that the largest Hindu Temple outside of India would be in Lilburn, GA?  I live here and love this area, but I was surprised to find out that little tidbit.

When it was under construction, many of us were wondering what was going into the spot at the corner of Lawrenceville Hwy and Rockbridge Rd.  There was a giant gantry crane and more concrete that one could almost imagine.

Before the temple was complete, hundreds of volunteers spent thousands of hours making everything perfect.  As we toured it, we could see thousands of figures carved into the building, inside and out.  EACH of these was polished to a gleam, by hand.

The temple is available for tours.  It is well worth it to see.

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Comment balloon 6 commentsLane Bailey • February 04 2011 10:33PM


Holy Cow Lane! That looks like it might be pretty interesting! The largest in the world is in GA!?

Posted by Don Wixom, "Looking out for your next move..."tm (RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID) over 8 years ago

Lane- I would not have expected to find a Hindu Temple in Lilburn GA, much less the largest one outside of India.  I can only imagine what the interior is like.

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 8 years ago

Don - There are two that are bigger, but they are in India. 

Kathy - We have a pretty large Indian population... but I think that is largely because of the temple.  It is quite impressive.

Posted by Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy (Century 21 Results Realty) over 8 years ago

Lane, I had no idea that the largest Hindu temple outside of India was in Lilburn GA. It kind of makes sense though, the weather in Georgia is lovely and warm and the people are gracious.

Posted by Maria Morton, Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758 (Chartwell Kansas City Realty) over 8 years ago

It's a small world, after all.

And a big country.  We have one of almost everything.


And too many of many.

Posted by Jim Hale, Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website (ACTIONAGENTS.NET) over 8 years ago

The largest Hindu temple in the world is not even in India, it is in Angkor, Cambodia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_Hindu_temples

Posted by Govind 8 months ago