A traditional temple dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan India’s ancient art, culture and architecture offers a glimpse of the beauty and spirituality. Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple in Delhi, which is the world’s third largest 10,000-year-old symbol of Indian culture has large speaks beautifully. The uniqueness of this temple is that the steel, steel or concrete has not been used. The temple is built of pink sandstone and white marble’s mixture.
Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple in Delhi is a unique cultural pilgrimage. It was erected in memory Jyotirdhar virtue of Lord Swaminarayan. The Construction of Swaminarayan Akshardham comlex by the bless of Maharaj Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha Acdiac major Bochasn owner (BAPS) and with the effort of 11,000 artisans and thousands of BAPS volunteers in the time of 5 Year. Guinness World Records recorded the world’s largest vast temple complex inaugurated in November 6, 2005
As reported that nearly 10 million tourists each year come to visit here. The temple is spread over 100 acres. The Temple is designed keeping in mind the nuances of scripture and Pancharatra Shastra. . Overall Akshardham Temple is a true depiction of Indian culture, architecture and spirituality.
Tourist Attractions of Akshardham Temple
The principle landmark of Swaminarayan Akshardam Temple comprises of 234 cut columns, nine vaults, around 20,000 murthis, statues of Hinduism’s sadhus, aficionados and acharyas. The landmark likewise includes the Gajendra essence at its base which contains 148 scale estimated elephants altogether weighing around 3000 tons. Under the focal vault of the landmark lies a statue of Swaminarayan which is 11 foot high which is encompassed by comparable statues of the masters. The statues are made of five metals and inside the focal landmark are the murtis of Sita Ram, Radha Krishna, Shiv Parvati and Lakshmi Narayan.
The mind boggling carvings, unselfish structure and the scenery of River Yamuna, render the sanctuary a perfect work of art of workmanship. Other than the fundamental sanctuary, there are various structures in the complex where you can appreciate social and otherworldly exercises.
Other Visitor Attractions
There are diverse lobbies, musical wellspring, theater and numerous different things to pull in vacationers.
Sahajanand Pradarshan – This is the first corridor in the intricate highlights life size robots, dioramas and episodes from Bhagwan Swaminarayan’s life. It likewise houses world’s littlest robot as Ghanshyam Maharaj, the kid manifestation of Bhagwan Swaminarayan.
Nilkanth Kalyan Yatra is the following lobby which has a substantial organization screen where a film uniquely taken for the perplexing demonstrates the trip of Bhagwan Swaminarayan all through India.
Sanskruti Vihar is the third lobby that takes guests on an excursion during 10,000 time of Indian history in 10 minutes. Guests are situated in extraordinarily outlined peacock vessels that advance around a manufactured waterway.
Yagna Purush Kund is the biggest step well which slips down through a progression of ventures to a conventional ‘yagna kund’. Around evening time a musical wellspring show speaking to the cycle of life is played for group of onlookers situated on the same steps.
Bharat Upavan or Garden of India has sprawling gardens, differed trees and bushes, specked with bronze figures of the benefactors to Indian society.
Yogi Hriday Kamal is a lotus molded greenhouse containing stones engraved with quotes from world illuminating presences extending from Shakespeare and Martin Luther King to Swami Vivekananda and Bhagwan Swaminarayan.
See it Here
Hall 1 – Hall of Values (50 minutes)
Non-violence, honesty and spirituality to mention sustainable human values through films and robotic experience shows.
Hall 2 : A Film on Large screen (40min)
In This movie the message give by the 11 year old Yogi named Nilakantha of India in which Indian customs and culture and spirituality have been lowered through life-philosophy. The beauty of art and craftsmanship and pleasant surroundings, sounds and experience of its persuasive power of nodes is provided.
Hall 3 – Cultural boat ride (15 minutes)
A boat provides a journey of India’s rich heritage of 10,000 years.We got the information of India’s sages, discoveries and inventions of scientists here.Here We also get the information about World’s First University Taxila, to get through the Ajanta and Ellora caves and India’s contribution to humanity since ancient times.
Musical fountain (laser show) – life cycle (after sunrise in the evening – 15 minutes)
After dusk spectacular musical fountain show is held here, which correspond to Indian philosophy birth, life and death cycle is noted. Believe me, it will seem to you to see shows such as water fountains and these fountains are you talking to tells the story with fun and enjoy. Garden of India sixty acres of lush lawns, gardens and exquisite statue of bronze, India’s most hair-heroes, heroic warriors, national patriots and to honor the great female figures, which are inspired by the values and character. In Lotus Garden the premises of the lotus-shaped spirituality that gives the impression of a garden in which philosophers, scientists and leaders is expressed by.
Delhi Akshardham Temple Timings
(011) 2201 6688, 2202 6688
Nearest Metro Station: Akshardham Metro Station
The temple is closed on Mondays. Admission: Free (Different Charges for Different Things.)
Stamp duty (for exhibition only)
Men/Women- (12 years and above) – Rs. 170
Senior citizen (65 and over) – Rs. 125
Child- (4 to 11 years) – Rs. 100
Child- (4 years) – Free
For the musical fountain: Men/Women – (12 years and above) – Rs. 30
Senior Citizens – (65 years and above) Rs. 30
Child – (4 to 11 years) Rs. 2
Child – (4 years) -free Here is the dress code for entry. Your clothes should be such, come look at the shoulders and knees covered. If you are not dressed like you can here by depositing a sum of Rs 100, which is refundable amount.
It is not allowed to carry these things inside:
- All electronic devices (mobile, camera, pen drive, hands-free, etc.)
- All kinds of bags
- Purses (the legs on shoulder / hand to be hanged)
- Food and Beverages
- Tobacco and drugs
- All personal items