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Monday, January 5, 2009

Akshardham temple

Akshardham temple
Akshardham is a Hindu temple complex which has been located near the banks of River Yamuna, Delhi. The complex was inaugurated on 6th November 2005 by the president of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam in the great presence of the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the leader of the Organization respocible for the creation of Akshardham Pramukh Swami Maharaj. This temple has already attracted thousands of visitors from all over the world. Akshardham temple is also known as “Delhi Akshardham” or “Swaminarayan Akshardham”. All the activities of the temples managed by Swaminarayan Sect. Only small female purses or male wallets allowed in the temple Cell phones and other electronic devices are not allowed. Entry to the complex is free. But for exhibitions and light and sound show inside the complex, one has to take tickets. The timing of the temple is 9 am to 9 pm on Tuesday to Sunday. The temple is close on every Monday.
Akshardham is the creation of HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj. Originally, the vision of Yogiji Maharaj fulfilled by his spiritual successor HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj. HDH pramukh Swami Maharaj is the spiritual leader of Swaminarayan Sanstha ( BAPS). He has created international cultural complexes like the Akshardham in Gandhi Nagar, India, The swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden London (popularly known as the Neasden Temple), Houston texas, Chicago Illinois, Atlanta, Georgia, Los Angles, Californis, Toronto, Canara, and Nairobi Africa. Even at the age of 85, HDH Pramukh swami Maharaj travels and meets people throughout the world to help those lead better lives.


The Temple
The main building at the centre of the complex houses an 11ft. high and gilded image of swaminarayan, a 17th century reformer whose followers believe him to be an incarnation of God. The building itself is built of Rajasthani pink sandstone and Italian Carrara marble. At 141ft. high it is impressive presence felt from afar, and its carved details of flora, fauna, dancers, musician and Gods covering its surfaces from top to bottom, leave most visitors in awe. Akshardham Delhi is the biggest hand carved structure in the world.

The first temple at Gandhinagar
Akshardham Gandhinagar situated in the North Western state of Gujrat is first such complex in India. Akshardham delhi is the second complex. Opened amidst great fanfare in 1992, Akshardham Gandhinagar comprises of a monument to swaminarayan, exhibition halls, a vast colonnade, contemplative gardens and a restaurant, much like its sister in New Delhi. Akshardham has attracted millions of visitors from all over the world. Bill Clinton also came to this temple and he commented, “Akshardham is a unique place in India as well as whole world. It is even more beautiful than what I had imagined. Taj Mahal is definitely beautiful, but this place, along with beauty, has a beautiful message.”

world's largest Hindu temple complex award.

Inside view at Akshardham temple

Akshardham temple picture

Night view at Akshardham temple

Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple

Akshardham temple photo

Akshardham Temple -New Delhi

Akshardham temple image

Akshardham Temple - Delhi

Inside the Akshardham temple


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