I want to tell you guys a story about something very unusual that has happened a few miles from my home (the location of I will not expose)that has
kept all surrounding communities, and anyone who see's it in awe. And tomorrow, I'll be going there with a friend, and I'm taking a camera.
One day about a year ago maybe, (doesn't seem that long ago but) I was driving down a road I've traveled on many times before and, I noticed off to
my left, at the traffic light, something very startaling.
A large area of land had been cleared away and was surrounded by a big fense with black tarp covering it so you couldn't see in.
Inside this fenced area, rose a very large and blindingly bright structure that contrasted the surrounding area like black and white.
Decorated with snow white, hand carved marble columns, with what appeared to be (through the clear plastic tarp covering the top of this structure)
scaffolding, and 'domes'.
I was awe struck, and felt a chill run up my spine that made my hair stand on end, if that's possible.
Well the light turned green for me to go and, I had to be notified by the honking horn behind it was my turn to go. So I hurried home and googled key
words 'Mosque' 'town' 'street' etc. to try and find some information about it because I wanted to know what this thing was.
But no luck.
A few months pass by and I found myself traveling down this same road, when there it was, only this time you could see through the fence and, I was
startled by what I saw there.
Rising out of the ground, in this ordanary community, was the most breath-takingly beautiful and, at the same time the most frightningly scary
structure I've ever seen in my entire life. I instantly knew instantly, this had to be a Mosque. And considering it's size, and it's elaborate
stonework, I knew it must be one of great importance.
I was terrified!
Needless to say, I hurried my butt home and googled it but, to my surprise, it wasn't a Mosque. But what I did find out about it, was more bizarre
than anything I've ever heard before.
Here are the some of the weird results of my search with fact links, along with any pictures I could find on the net.
Located at the intersection of Rockbridge Road and Lawrenceville Highway in Lilburn Ga.
It is one among the top ten largest traditional Hindu Vedic stone temples outside India.
The largest temple of the BAPS Swaminarayan sect in United States and built to last 1000 years.
This marvel of a Mandir, on a 30 acre site in Lilburn, with mind-boggling intricate carving and design is constructed of over 106,000 cubic feet and
34671 pieces of Italian Carrara marble, Turkish Limestone, and Indian pink Sandstone, meticulously hand-carved by Indian artisans according to a 5,000
year old tradition and shipped from India in containers.
The magnificent Mandir’s height, width and length are 74 feet, 136 feet and 239 feet respectively. 1.3 million Man hours of construction by
dedicated and selfless volunteers have been contributed to this magnificent temple in such a short time.
The pillars of the temple are intricately hand-carved and each pillar depicts a famous incident from Hindu scriptures.
The construction of the Mandir is based on ‘Shila Shastras’ – ancient Hindu text dealing in building and sculpture techniques.