Temples Old and New—From Java to New Jersey

In April, 2014, our reporter, Rajiv Malik, explored several of the 8th through 12th of Central Java, home of Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms at that time. Near the end of the slide show we switch to a modern day temple. In August, 2014, two of our editors attended the momentous opening of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Robbinsville, New Jersey, precursor to the organization's largest-ever Akshardham facility that is now being built there.

Photo of  Gurudeva
Become a spiritual being. That is your goal, your liberation, for as the years go by you can live in heaven, or you can live in your own self-created hell, and you don't want to do that. Think about it and create a heaven right now by living with Siva.
—Gurudeva