Philadelphia BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Darshan Timing:
Monday to Friday:
Morning: 7.00 AM to 12:30 PM
Evening: 4.00 PM to 8:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday:
7.00 AM to 8:30 PM
7.00 AM & 6:30 PM
Weekly Assemblies: (Saturday)
Bal Sabha 6.00 PM to 7.00 PM
Balika Sabha 5.30 PM to 7.00 PM
Kishore Sabha 12.30 PM to 2.00 PM
Kishori Sabha 2.30 PM to 4.00 PM
Yuvak Sabha 2.30 PM to 4.00 PM
Yuvati Sabha 2.30 PM to 4.00 PM
Mahila Sabha 2.30 PM to 4.00 PM
Satsang Sabha 5.00 PM to 7.00 PM
Bal Gujarati Classes 4:15 PM to 5.00 PM
Balika Gujarati Classes 4.00 PM to 5.00 PM
Murtis in Philadelphia BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir:
Shri Akshar-Purushottam Maharaj
Shri Radha-Krishna Dev
Shri Guru Parampara
Shri Shiva-Parvati and Shri Ganeshji
Shri Radha-Krishna Dev and Shri Hanumanji
Philadelphia BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Info:
A Mandir is a sacred place of Hindu worship. It represents the earthly house of Bhagwan, where one can visit to calm the mind and experience spirituality. Visitors and the faithful come to offer prayers to the murtis or sacred images, as well as to attend cultural classes and religious services called sabhas. BAPS Swaminarayan mandirs are serve to foster and further personal and collective worship. Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the BAPS spiritual leader and guru, supports the establishment of mandirs as a way of cultivating peace in communities and connecting people with Bhagwan.
The mandirs represent a Vedic tradition of construction, maintenance and preservation of physical spaces to maintain the philosophy of Hinduism. The rituals and traditions celebrated at the controls connect individuals with their families, their communities and with Bhagwan. The mandates ensure that the legacy of Hinduism’s oldest teachings is shared with future generations for many years.
The size of the mandirs varies from small and simple sanctuaries to elaborate stone constructions. BAPS mandirs are traditionally classified as “shirharbadhha mandirs” or “hari Temples”. The jaws of Shikharbadhha are built mainly of stone and architectural pinnacles features, while the hari mandirs are built with modern materials such as steel, concrete and cement. Another important distinction is that in the jaws of the shikharbadhha, aarti is practiced five times a day, while in the hari-mandirs, aarti is practiced twice a day.
In addition to spiritual practice, the BAPS mandirs teach the arts, language, music and philosophy that are the roots of Hindu heritage. BAPS mandirs also organize various charitable activities for local communities throughout the year, such as walks, health fairs, donations of blood, etc.
Philadelphia BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Address:
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
1561 Woodbourne Road,
Tel: (215) 269 7680
Fax: (215) 269 7690
Philadelphia BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Direction:
Take exit 44 for Business US-1/413. At the traffic light turn right if coming from Philadelphia or Left if coming from NJ onto Old Lincoln Highway. Pass K-Mart on your right. Pass Reedman (car dealer) on your left. Turn RIGHT on next traffic light onto Woodbourne Rd. Pass three traffic lights. Drive about ¼ mile. The Temple is on your left.
From Route 1 South:
After toll follow Route1 South towards Morrisville. After 2 to 3 miles take exit for Oxford valley Road. turn LEFT at the traffic light. Turn RIGHT on Business US-1 South. Turn LEFT at the 2nd traffic light onto Woodbourne Road. pass three traffic lights. Drive about ¼ mile. The Temple is on your left.
From US Route 1 North:
Pass exit for PA turn pike, Neshaminy Mall and than take exit for Business US-1 North which is also Old Lincoln Hwy. Go straight on Us-1 Business. Pass K-Mart on your right. Pass Reedman (car dealer) on your left. Turn RIGHT onto Woodbourne Rd. pass three traffic lights. Drive about ¼ mile. The Temple is on your left.
From South Jersey:
Burlington- Bristol Bridge: After Bridge go straight. Turn LEFT at the T-intersection. Go under the bridge, pass the traffic light for RT 13 and go straight on Route 413 North. Follow sign for I-95 North. Take exit 44 for Business US-1/413. At the traffic light turn RIGHT if coming from Philadelphia OR LEFT if coming from NJ onto Old Lincoln Hwy. Pass K-Mart on your right. Pass Reedman (car dealer) on your left. Turn RIGHT on next traffic light onto Woodbourne Rd. Pass three traffic lights. Drive about ¼ mile. The Temple is on your left.
From Tacony Bridge:
Betsy Ross Bridge, Ben Franklin Bridge or Walt Whiteman Bridge: – After the toll follow sign for I-95 North and than follow above direction from I-95.