Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Handcarved

ADP_BAPS_Temple_Side[2009]

This is the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Hindu Temple. More than 1,300 craftsmen and 900 volunteers worked on building the temple. They used more than 4,500 tons of Italian Carrara marble, 4,300 tons of Turkish limestone, and 3,500 tons of Indian pink sandstone. The stone was quarried and shipped to the craftsmen in India, and then shipped to the U.S.

3 comments:

B Squared March 18, 2009 at 8:43 AM  

That has to be one of the most amazing buildings in this country. I'm surprised it hasn't gotten more attention.

Halcyon March 18, 2009 at 10:13 AM  

Wow! That's beautiful. Especially with the gorgeous blue sky in the background.

K March 21, 2009 at 12:46 PM  

It is amazing. I was amazed when I visited. The interior of the temple is stunning! The Atlanta metro area isn't where I would have expected to find such a temple, but I love that it's here.