BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Kolkata

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir is a Hindu temple in Kolkata, India.

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BAPS (Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Sanstha) is religious organisation within the Swaminarayan branch of Hinduism.

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Bhasa opened to the public in 2014.

There is a sacred footprint in the courtyard leading up to the temple. The white marble footprints are designed with the 16 spiritual signs of the Devine. The footprints recognise spiritual leader Bhagwan Swaminarayan’s presence on Earth (1781 – 1830)

Darshan is closed daily from 10.15 am to 11.15 am and 6.15 pm to 7.15 pm during the offering of Bhagwan’s daily Thal (Bhog).

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir is located at Bhasa 14 No., Diamond Harbour Rd, Dist. 24 Parganas (South), Kolkata.

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Mother House Kolkata

Missionaries of Charity Mother House in Kolkata, India is home to the religious congregation of the Missionaries of Charity. It is where Mother Teresa lived and worked, and is her final resting place.

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Mother Teresa was buried on the ground floor of the Mother House on 13th September, 1997.

Photography is only permitted at Mother Teresa’s Tomb and by her statue. There is a small museum with information about Mother Teresa’s life and work. Many of Mother Teresa’s possessions are on display, such as her crucifix, dinner bowl, rosary, sandals, and sari.

Upstairs you can see the simple room in which she slept and worked from 1953 until her passing in 1997.

Mother House is open every day except Thursdays from 8am to 12 noon and 3pm to 6pm. It is closed on 22 August, Easter Monday and 26 December.

The Mother House of the Missionaries of Charity is located at 54A, A.J.C. Bose Road, Calcutta.

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Sculpture in the Gardens

Sculpture in the Gardens is an annual outdoor sculpture exhibition at the Auckland Botanic Gardens.

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Bev Goodwin & Jeff Thomson | twist…bob…spin

There are 20 sculptures dotted along a 2km trial throughout the gardens. There are also 21 permanent sculptures located around the gardens.

The temporary artworks are for sale and pricing is listed on signage by the artwork.

Pick up a map from the Visitor Centre, which provides descriptions of the artworks, including the medium used.

Sculpture in the Gardens is on until 25 February 2018. Auckland Botanic Gardens are at 102 Hill Road, Manurewa.

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Jamie Pickernell | Gull Boy

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Sam Duckor-Jones | Full length mirror

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Bryn Jones | Survey

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David Carson | Faux Topiary

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Lang Ea | POP! BANG! BOOM!

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Louise Purvis | Gravid

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Lucy Bucknall | Howling Together

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Graham Bennett | On Becoming Misdirected

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Jim Wheeler | Golden Bough (Revisited)