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  • Satsang Swaminarayan Temple

    learning more about Hinduism and religion thanks to a private tour through the Mandir

    Location: 

    Swaminarayan Road, Nairobi, Kenya

    Duration: 

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    Personal highlights

    1. Mandir (templeinfo-icon): this was the very first temple of this sect outside of Indiainfo-icon
    2. Swaminarayan: Hindu sect (religious variation) with 11 vows (or commandments)
    3. Acharyas: equivalent of the Christian pope, but the position is inherited by the son
    4. Prive guide: getting an interesting private tour after asking to enter the temple
    5. Praying: two separate rooms of equal size for men and women to pray

    Image sources

    1. Swaminarayan Mandir (Temple)
    2. Highest god of the Swaminarayan
    3. Flowers to decorate the altar
    4. Women praying in their room
    5. Equivalent of a highpriest