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Akshardham Finest Example Of Architecture In Delhi

By Expert Author: Urmila Singh

It is said that Delhi has the potential of serving everyone’s desire be it a sport enthusiast, a religious person, lovers of architectural marvels or whomsoever. There are many temples in Delhi which are known for its architecture and frequently visited by the tourists like Lotus temple, Kalka Mandir, Akshardham temple and many more.

Before taking the Akshardham tour Delhi, you are supposed to know about the Akshardham visit timings and a bit of Akshardham Temple history which will make your temple tour meaningful as you could understand better.

India is a place where several deities are worshipped in different forms. This can be seen in temples throughout India. The main deity of Akshardham temple is Lord Swaminarayan. It took two years to complete this temple project and was opened on November 2005 for public.

Pink Rajsthani sandstone is used extensively for building its structure and this temple is situated at the bank of Yamuna at Noida Mor. Bochasanvasi Aksharpurushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha built this magnificent and world class architectural marvel of modern India. Artisans took five years to complete the carving work on the stones used as pillars and other parts. The main part of this building is 141 feet high and 356 feet long; the 11 feet high Swaminarayan statue is located in the central dome along with other Murtis(statues). These statues are made of five metals in accordance with the Hindu mythology. They built this temple with pink stone and white marble, as former is known for peace and latter is known for the symbol of devotion. There are many halls in this temple.

Shahjanand Pradarshan

This is probably the first hall in the history of the temples where the smallest animatronics robot is used as Ghamshyam Maharaj. Many other life incidents of Bhagwan Swaminarayan are used in different forms for the visitors to have a better understanding.

Nilkanth Kalyan Yatra

Second hall of this temple is fitted with a large screen to show the complete life journey of Lord Swaminarayan. This is Delhi’s first and only screen with a height of 85 foot (25 m) and length 65 foot (20 m). This IMAX Theater shows a specially commissioned film known as Nelkanth Yatra. It was made by Bhagwan Swaminarayan when he was a teenager. First international version of this film was released in year 2005.

Many other parts of this temple are Sanskruti Vihar, Yagnapurush Kund (largest step well in India). A light, sound and fountain show also attracts s a lot of visitors and this is held in evening. The temple premises also have a cafeteria where you can relish vegetarian dishes only. The astonishing part is that nearly 5000 people can dine here and vegetarian food is served.

This temple also holds the Guinness world record for the World’s largest Comprehensive Hindu Temple. This world record was given on 17 December 2007 for the Akshardham complex.

Delhi city tourism is a best way to explore Hindu religious cultural ambition in Akshardham temple. The Akshardham visit timings are from 9.30 A.M to 6.30 P.M. Persons interested in musical fountain show can take entry in the evening before 6.30 P.M and can come late.

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