- Stephen Lecce, MPP
Photo Release: BAPS Hindu Temple
Updated: Aug 9, 2022
Stephen Lecce, MPP-Elect for King-Vaughan visited BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir with MPP-Elect Kinga Surma, MPP-Elect Deepak Anand and MPP-Elect Hardeep Grewal.
The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Etobicoke is a beautiful, traditional Hindu place of worship. The mandir was build in 18 months and consists of 24,000 pieces of hand-carved Italian carrara marble, Turkish limestone and Indian pink stone. It is the largest of its kind in Canada and spreads over 18 acres, including a haveli and a Heritage Museum.
The BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha built this iconic place of worship and is headed by a global spiritual organization within the Swaminarayan branch of Hinduism, Mahant Swami Maharaj. The BAPS Swaminarayan research is dedicated to advancing research, learning and the expression of scholarship and culture through various educational initiatives.
“It was my distinct honour to visit BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir for the first time,” said Stephen Lecce, MPP-Elect for King-Vaughan. “Advancing education, pluralism and interfaith dialogue and understanding is key to Canada’s success, which is why I was proud to launch the BAPS Swaminarayan Research Institute to promote the Sanskrit language and Hindu values of unity, inclusion and love.”