Akshardham Temple of New Delhi is also called Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple. It is one of India’s largest Hindu temple complex. This sanctuary was authoritatively opened on November 6, 2005. Its history and facts reflect the traditional 10,000 years old Indian culture, spirituality and architecture in Delhi. It has been made in memory of Jyotirdar Swaminarayan Bhagwan. It is spread over 100 acres of land.
The construction of Akshardham Complex was completed in just five years with the blessings of the Swami Maharaj Shri Charak Purushottam Swaminarayan Sansthan (BAPS), HDH Chief Bochasan with the religious endeavors of 11,000 craftsmans and a huge number of BAPS volunteers. This temple is spread over about 83,342 square feet of land. It has 350 feet long, 315 feet wide and 141 feet high monument, which is very attractive. This structure was designed in such a way that this temple can last at least another 1000 years
This temple is made up of 11,000 artisans which included more than 3,000 volunteers. Significantly, the temple is built by keeping the nuances of Vastu Shastra and Panchrata Shastra in mind. The entire temple complex is divided into 5 major parts. The main temple complex is located in the middle of the center, right in the center. This 141 feet high structure comprises 234 superb carved pillars, 9 ornate domes, 20 summits, a grand gajendra (stone elephant chair) 20,000 sculptures. Besides, statues of divine personalities, sages, devotees and saints have also been made here. This temple is built with a mixture of pink sandstone and white marble, the thing to consider in this temple is that in the construction of this temple, steel (steel) and concrete have not been used in any part of the temple. This temple also has a “hall of value” or a coherent demonstration, which shows the events related to Swaminarayan’s life using animated robotics and These incidents bring us the message of peace, harmony, and these incidents also inspire us to humility, to others and to worship the Almighty. Nilkantha Kalyan Yatra is a movie which is shown on the huge screen, which is another attraction of this temple complex. The films shown here offer the audience with various religious places, their culture, festivals, etc. The tourists coming here can take a boat ride, which will also make you aware of many important information during this visit. Musical fountain situated in the Yajna-Purusha Kunda is another major attraction of the complex. This is a rare combination of a Vedic yagya kund and a musical fountain here. Kund or steppell is the world’s largest steppe, in the evening there is a musical fountain, and here also there is an eight petals lotus defined by the advanced knowledge of mathematics in India. India Park or “Garden of India” is a giant lush garden which is prepared with children’s bronze sculptures, women, freedom fighters, eminent personalities and remarkable figures of India. Other attractions of the campus include Yogi Hriday Kamal, Nilkanth Abhishek, Narayan Sarovar, Premvati Ahargroon and Arsh Kendra. If you are in Delhi, then you must get a lot of time to see this round of the temple.