Akshardham Temple - Delhi
Akshardham Temple is a magnificent Hindu shrine, situated in the east region of New Delhi.
Located on the banks of River Yamuna, it was inaugurated in November 2005, by the former President of India - APJ Abdul Kalam, the Prime Minister - Manmohan Singh and Pramukh Swami Maharaj - the spiritual leader of BAPS.
As a spiritual leader, Swamiji constantly travels and meets people across the world, to help them lead better lives. Akshardham is also a part of BAPS's initiative to promote Indian art, culture and values. BAPS also has a charitable arm, known as BAPS Care, working for the betterment of the people. The building is constructed entirely from Pink Sandstone and Italian Marble, without any concrete or steel. The intricate carvings, magnanimous structure and the backdrop of River Yamuna, render the temple a masterpiece of art. Other than the main temple, there are a number of buildings in the complex where you can enjoy cultural and spiritual activities.
The Akshardham Temple complex in Delhi was opened to the public on November 8, 2005. It reflects the colorful Hindu religion. The Delhi Akshardham is an imitation of the Akshardham in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. Colossal. This is the word which comes in mind when we talk of the famous Swaminarayan temple in Delhi, as it is also known.
Here is all you wanted to know about Akshardham Temple at New Delhi. It is set in a vast 100 acre site. It has been built on the banks of the serene River Yamuna and has sprawling lush manicured lawns adorned with water fountains and carved pavilions. A staggering 2 billion was spent on the construction of this grand place of worship.The beautiful Akshardham mandir was built without steel and is entirely composed of sandstone and marble. It consists of 234 ornately carved pillars, 9 ornate domes, 20 quadrangled shikhars, a spectacular Gajendra Pith (plinth of stone elephants) and 20,000 murtis and statues of Indias great sadhus, devotees, acharyas and divine personalities.This place is a must see on your Delhi tour.
All details of the Delhi temple Akshardham are given below:
Where is Akshardham? It is located on National Highway 24, near Noida Mor, New Delhi 110092
How to go to Akshardham temple?
1. The mandir is about 9-10 kms from the New Delhi Railway station if you exit from platform no. 12 (Ajmeri Gate) and not platform no1. (Paharganj). Auto Rickshaws are easily available.
2. The Akshardham Metro Station is a complement of the mandir located nearby. A metro train to the station can be easily boarded from the New Delhi Metro Station.
3. It is around 4 kms from the Nizamuddin Railway Station. You can take an auto from the prepaid counter at the station.
Timings of Akshardham Temple at Delhi:
Tuesday - Sunday 9 AM-7 PM (The entire complex is closed on Mondays)
The Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple has recently entered the Guinness Book of World Records for being the worlds largest Hindu temple complex. The temple is spread over an area of 86,342 square feet. It is 356 feet long, 316 feet wide and 141 feet high.
Things to do:
◊ Murti Darshan: 9 AM to 7 PM
◊ Exhibitions: 9 AM to 6 PM (Fees Apply)
◊ Musical Fountain Show: 6.45 PM (Fees Apply)
◊ Premvati Food Court: 11 AM to 10 PM
From October to March, Murti Darshan and Exhibitions close one hour earlier.
Akshardham Delhi Contact Information:
◊ Tel: (011) 2201 6688, 2202 6688
◊ Fax: (011) 2201 5757
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