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Jay Swaminarayan,

Shree Swaminarayan Satsang Mandal of California, is a Hindu Swaminarayan Temple located in the city of Downey, California. The Downey Swaminarayan Mandir is active since year 2000 when the consecration took place on April 24th, 2000. The Mandir serves the Indian community located in southern California. The Mandir holds regular Congregations to serve all with righteous education leading towards liberation. 

This organization is affiliated to Vadtal Laxminarayan Diocese of Vadtal, Gujarat, India. The current Acharya Maharaj (Administrative head of all Vadtal Temples across the Globe) is PPDD 1008 Shree Rakeshprasadji who on regular basis blesses the devotees both in person as well as online via Social Media Technology.

This Mandir welcomes all regardless of any race, gender, faith. Our organization has helped the community and city of Downey in many ways to promote the unity, humanity and togatherness.

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Swaminarayan Faith

Swaminarayan Sampraday


Shree Sahajanand Swami

The Swaminarayan Sampraday began as the Uddhav Sampraday and was led by Ramanand Swami. In 1799, Swaminarayan, then known as Neelkanth Varni, was initiated into the Uddhav Sampraday as an ascetic (Sadhu) by his guru, Ramanand Swami, and given the name "Sahajanand Swami". At the age of 21, Neelkanth Varni was given the leadership of the sect known as Uddhav Sampraday with the blessings of Ramanand Swami, who handed him control of the religious diocese shortly before his death. Fourteen days after Ramanand Swami died, Neelkanth Varni, now known as Sahajanand Swami, held a large gathering of followers at the town of Faneni. It was during this meeting that Swaminarayan introduced what he termed "the father of all Mantras", and then he was known as Swaminarayan. It should be noted that there was no swami who he had appointed his successor or as an ideal devotee at that time. The name refers wholly and solely to one entity, Swaminarayan. Thereafter the name "Swaminarayan Sampraday" came into existence Swaminarayan (3 April 1781 - 1 June 1830),also know as Sahajanand Swami, is the central figure in amodern sect of Hinduism known as the Swaminarayan Faith.Swaminarayan Hinduism,also known as the swaminarayan faith or the swaminarayan sect,is a modern tradition in the Vaishnava denomination of hinduism, in which followers offer devotion to and worship Swaminarayan as the Supreme manifestation of God.Since its origin, Swaminarayan Hinduism has been noted by its preservation of Gujarati cultural and linguistic traditions, devotion to the personality of Swaminarayan as supreme god, dedication to social service and a strict ethical code including uncompromising segregation of the genders.

 (taken from Vadtal mandir website)

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Satsang Sabha

We have Satsang Sabha every Sunday from 3PM onwards that includes religious discourse followed by Aarti and dinner.

Due to Covid-19, the Satsang Sabha and Darshan in person are closed. Online Darshan are available at 7:30AM Aarti and at 6:30 PM evening Aarti.

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Bal-Yuva Sabha

They learn about Swaminarayan Sect and about Sanatan Dharm (aka Hinduism) in this regularly happening class. They also learn about how to selflessly serve the community in many different ways. 

Kids/Youth are attending Online classes via Zoom or Google Meet.

Special Events

We celebrate Purnima (Full-Moon), Ekadashi and all Hindu religious and social festivals at Temple. The biggest events are Patotsav (Annual day), Diwali etc. when people in big numbers attend the events.

All festivals, events and Darshan are online these days due to Covid-19

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12147 Lakewood Blvd Downey CA 90242

 Phone : (562)-622-0554

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