Swaminarayan Akshardham is the temple in New Delhi, India which characterizes the beauty of the 10,000 years of Indian culture by its excellence in beauty, wisdom and bliss. The architecture and timeless spiritual messages of the Akshardham Temple is brilliant temple that showcases the contribution of Indian art and culture, values and harmony in the mankind. The grand temple of Akshardham was established by the 11,000 artisans and volunteers in total devotional 5 years.
It was inaugurated on 6th November 2005. Akshardham the word means the eternal, divine blessings and values of Akshar which is defines as the Vedas and Upanishads with divine bhakti, purity and peace.
What to see?
There are many such things that are worth seeing in the Akshardham Temple. The first and the foremost is the Mandir of Akshardham Temple.
Mandir: The temple is built without steel, and is consisted of the 234 carved pillars, 9 ornate domes, 20 quardrangled shikharas, a spectacular Gajendra Path and 20,000 murtis and the statues of the devotees and divine personalities.
Height: 141.3 ft
Width: 316 ft
Length: 356 ft
Inauguration: 6-11-2005, Kartik Shukla Panchmi, Labh Pancham, V.S. 2062
Organizer: BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha.
Creator: HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj
Audio Animatronics Shows: The show gives the presentation of the Audio Animatronics Show in the Akshardham Temple features the life of the Bhagwan Swaminarayn. Through the exhibition the happiness, success and peace of mind is portrayed by the sculpting the life of Swaninarayan. Its a unique 3D dioramas and walk through dioramas. It can also be the fresh and a new message for the audience.
Boat Ride: Its a 12 minutes boat ride experience that presents the 10,000 years old India's glorious heritage. It is the journey through the labyrinth of the ancient discoveries and inventions by the ancient rishis or saints of India.
Musical Fountain: The musical fountain of the Akshardham Temple is called as the Yugnapurush Kund which is a fascinating view of earth, water, fire, air etc. Yagna means to sacrifice or generously give appreciation.
Garden of India: Akshardham Temple has the marvelous garden which is also called as Bharat Upvan. Bharat Upvan has the magnificent and natural beauty of cultural ambiance of the lush gardens and wonderful bronze statues which plays the great role in the models of India.
Accommodation: Accommodations are available at the nearby hotels and lodges in New Delhi.
Accessibility: New Delhi is very well connected to the major Indian cities by air, rail and road.