BAPS Swami Narayana Temple is located in Khariberia of Kolkata city and it is almost 17 kms from the main city Rajpur Sonarpur which takes around 45 minutes for a person to reach this marvellous temple.
BAPS is the abbreviation of 'Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Samstha'. BAPS was organised on 5th June in 1907 and it was established by then Guru Shastirji Maharaj when he left the Vadtal Gadi of the Swaminarayan Sampraday. The aims of the BAPS are to preserve Indian Culture, Ideals of Hindu Faith, family unity, selfless service to others, interfaith harmony and finally peaceful coexistence. There are almost 3,300 temples with 55,000 volunteers which serve 3,300 communities all over the World. The temple in Khariberia of Kolkata also follows the same principles and work to achieve these aims with whole heart.
BAPS Swami Narayana Temple is opened for the public throughout the year. Proper dress should be maintained as it is a holy temple. Daily four types of aaratis are offered to the holy shrine here i. e, in the morning at 7:30 AM and 11:15 AM and in the evening at 6:30 PM and 8:00PM.
BAPS Swami Narayana Temple can be visited during timings 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM. There is proper availability of food, snacks and water which runs till the exit timings. No entrance fee is charged for the entry and it is completely free for all.