BAPS Sri Swaminarayan Mandir:
Today we travel to Robbinsville, New Jersey where we’ll be transported to India on our special visit to the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. A Mandir is a sacred Hindu place of worship and a place where the mind becomes still giving the opportunity to experience inner peace.
India’s sages have been enlightened with profound spiritual truths that serve as a basis for their rituals, philosophies, scientific discoveries, and religious faith. As an expression of their spiritual faith, yogis evolved and created beautiful mandirs to uphold these traditions. For centuries, these sacred spaces have remained a community forum in which people forget their differences and voluntarily unite to serve society.
The Mandir also serves as a place for understanding and appreciation of India art, culture, and religion for generations to come. On our visit here we’ll learn about Hinduism while enjoying exquisite Indian art and architecture.
We will be welcomed with a short introduction followed by a video presentation of the history and construction of the Mandir, followed by a guided tour that includes viewing sacred images. A beautiful Arti Ritual will be performed which is the innermost calling of the soul and symbolizes the five elements of space, wind, light, water and earth.
Lunch & Chocolate:
After our spiritual and cultural morning, we’ll dine together for an included lunch then be delighted with some chocolate tastings at the David Bradley Chocolate Factory.
Pricing & Departures:
Departs from Ridgewood Graydon Pool TBD
Departs from Morris Plains Community Center TBD
Departs South Plainfield High School TBD
Cars may be parked at all locations at your own risk
No reservations accepted without a payment of $165 per person. Make checks payable to “Group Tours & Travel” and mail to the above address. A full refund will be granted if cancelled prior to October 15 2022. No refund will be granted on a cancellation after October 15, 2022. Group Tours is not responsible for any delays, cancellations, or circumstances beyond its control and reserves the right to change this itinerary. All trip components are subject to change in accordance with Government, State and Local guidelines and/or mandates. This tour will run rain or shine.
The Educated Wanderer
Group Tours & Travel
PO Box 632 Berwyn, PA 19312