Akshardham : World’s Largest Comprehensive Hindu Temple.

Akshardham : World’s Largest Comprehensive Hindu Temple.

The ancient touch of heritage and spirituality of 10,000 years old Indian culture and tradition has been exquisitely carved inside the Akshardham Temple complex of New Delhi. The temple devoted to Lord Swami Narayan.  An incredible masterpiece of architecture with engraved eternal divine messages.

Akshardham Temple a hotspot amongst domestic and international tourists also acts as a landmark in Delhi.  The prime god of Swami Narayan Akshardham the main shrine complex a majestic structure of 10-feet-high. The elaborate carvings and gold leafed layout portray the wisdom and artistic skills of human minds.

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Swami Narayan Akshardham comprises of ancient culture in all its breath-taking magnificence, splendor, wisdom and the ecstasy. It vividly displays the spirit of India’s prehistoric structural design and ethnicities. The temple experience an illuminating voyage through India’s splendid art, ethics and joy, and peace of mankind.

The Akshardham complex was constructed in five years through the blessings of HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj of the (BAPS) Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swami Narayan Sanstha and the massive religious determinations of 11,000 artists. Honored by the Guinness World Record as the World’s Largest Comprehensive Hindu Temple, the inauguration was held on 6 November 2005.

Overview 

Akshardham a Hindu temple complex in Delhi. The building was developed by ‘Pramukh Swami Maharaj’. It has been built within five years and near the banks of the Yamuna. Temple built according to the Vastu Shastra and Pancharatra Shastra. Detailed carvings were done by hand It constructed entirely from Rajasthani pink sandstone and Italian Carrara marble. Seven thousand Stone carvers and three thousand volunteers were put to work for the Akshardham construction.

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Temple consists of 234 ornately carved pillars and nine domes. It has 20,000 murtis and statues of Hinduism’ssadhus, devotees, and acharyas. The main monument, which in the center of the temple 141-foot (43 m) high, 316-foot (96 m) wide, and 356-foot (109 m) long, Covered top to bottom with carved design of flora, fauna, dancers, musicians, and deities.

Exhibitions

Hall of Values (50 mins)-  Hall 1

Experience persisting human ethics through movies and robotic demonstrations that portray the principles of pacifism, trustworthiness, family, peace, and holiness.

Giant Screen Film (40 mins)- Hall 2

Explore India through the unbelievable story of an eleven-year-old yogi named Nilkanth that conveys to life the values and holiness of India’s civilizations, the grandeur of its design, and the memorable places of interest, sounds, and command of its amazing festivals.

Cultural Boat Ride (15 mins)-Hall 3

Go through 10,000 years of India’s magnificent legacy. Discover about the creations of the scientists of India, explore the world’s first university of Takshashila, the caves of Ajanta-Ellora and explore India’s assistance to humankind through the centuries.

What to see

Swagatam

A journey at Akshardham starts at the Ten Gates – meaning ten headings – and proceeds as guests go through the Gate of Devotion, the Visitor Center and the Peacock Gate to land at the Charnarvind. En route, customary Hindu images of energy, dedication, magnificence, and virtue make an awesome feeling. Every guest dives into the experience of Akshardham mixed with the vitality of this auspicious start.

Mandir

The core of the Swaminarayan Akshardham complex the Akshardham mandir. Initiated on 6 November 2005, the mandir a push to offer a home to God that praises. His greatness and holiness – – an immortal, lovely and quiet home for God here on Earth. A fleeting dwelling place God and the dedication, qualities, and culture.

Structurally, the mandir a reverence to customary Indian Hindu engineering. Planned with an eye to the prehistoric age medieval Indian monograph on science, – the Shilpa Shastras, have guided the mandir’s structure and development from its unmistakable style of cutting and its extents to its shirking. In like manner, the mandir made without the utilization of ferrous metal.

The Akshardham mandir comprises 234 complicatedly cut columns, 9 splendid archways, 20 towers and 20,000 statues of India’s Hinduisms. The mandir ventures 141.3 feet into the sky, range 316 feet in width, furthermore, 356 feet long. Inside the mandir, each reverentially cut column, roof, and vault shares an account of commitment, offers darshan of a god, or catches an occurrence from the life of Bhagwan Swaminarayan.

Abhishek mandap

Abhishek the custom washing of a divinity for the satisfaction of one’s petitions. The admirer pours water over the divinity in the midst of the reciting of petitions and mantras. Guests can perform Abhishek of the murti of Neelkanth Varni – the energetic, yogic type of Bhagwan Swaminarayan. This custom showering of the murti an extraordinarily participatory custom, open to all guests. Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the pioneer of the BAPS Swaminarayan cooperation, sanctified this murti of Neelkanth Varni in 2005.

Thematic gardens

The Akshardham grounds’ two gardens further the slants communicated by the Ten Gates toward the begin one’s visit to Akshardham: ‘May great musings come to us from all headings and motivate our lives.’ Both the nurseries enable guests to unwind while exploring the national history and global learnings. With statues of incredible individuals and statements from over the world, these gardens encourage astuteness in their shade.

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Timing to visit Akshardham

First Entry 9.30 am, Last Entry 6.30 pm

Time needed to view Akshardham

One and a half hours

Hall of Values, “Boat Ride”, and Theatre:

Approx. 3 hours.

Entry into the “Swaminarayan Akshardham” Complex Free and to the Mandir and Gardens is Free.

Facilities in Akshardham Temple

Cloakroom

Visitors Center

Wheelchairs

Telephone Booths

Lost and Found Department

Smoking, tobacco, alcohol, and drugs are not permitted. Visitors not allowed to carry Cameras, video cameras, mobile phones or any electronic items inside the Akshardham temple complexVegetarian food and snacks available at Premvati Food Court in the Akshardham temple complex Avoid impolite and rude language. Pets not allowed in the complex.

Map of Akshardham 

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