Phil Ebiner heads out to Chino Hills to check out the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. It’s a Hindu Temple opened in 2012, with continuous work on the beautiful surrounding complex.

I brought the Fujifilm X-T2 with the 16mm wide-angle lens to capture some cool shots.

The complex is the first earthquake-proof Mandir in the world. The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir is a traditional Hindu mandir that was completed in 2012. Situated on a 20-acre site with a 91-foot lotus-shaped pond, the complex has a cultural center, gymnasium and classrooms. Approximately 900 volunteers, including many second-generation Indian-Americans, volunteered approximately 1.3 million man hours to construct the Mandir. This mandir uses a solar power system to generate electricity and reduce adverse effects on the environment. The solar panel power system is expected to reduce 1,556 tons of CO2 emissions, which is the equivalent of planting 62,244 trees, over a 25-year period.