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Akshardham Temple

Significance

Significance


Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi epitomizes 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur, beauty, wisdom an d bliss.

It brilliantly showcases the essence of India's ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual messages.

The Akshardham experience is an enlightening journey through India's glorious art, values and contributions for the progress, happiness and harmony of mankind.

The Swaminarayan Akshardham complex was built in only five years through the blessings of HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) and the colossal devotional efforts of 11,000 artisans and thousands of BAPS volunteers.

Heralded by the Guinness World Record as the World's Largest Comprehensive Hindu Temple, the complex was inaugurated on 6 November, 2005.


A traditional mandir (temple) dedicated to Bhagwan Swaminarayan that reflects the beauty and spirituality of India's ancient art, culture, and architecture.

The unique feature in the architectural plan is the complete absence of steel. The temple contains 234 ornate pillars, 9 domes and  20,000 statues and sculptures.

The walls of the main monument are covered top to bottom with carvings of dancers, deities, flora and fauna. One can see a blend of various architectural styles used across India.



 

About

About


The famous Swaminarayana Akshardham sacred temple is located at the banks of Stream Yamuna in the Eastern Delhi just near the renowned Nizamuddin Link in the area of New Delhi.

The holy forehead is an amazing example of historical Native Indian lifestyle with all its spectacular magnificence and elegance.

The huge sacred forehead features India's great historical structure, important customs and great spiritual techniques.

' sacred Akshardham' basically  means the everlasting, heavenly residence of the superior God, the residence of everlasting principles and benefits of great Akshar as highly described in ancient  Vedas and sacred Upanishads epics where heavenly worshiping or bhakti, cleanliness and serenity permanently permeates.

The sacred Akshardham Hindu place is devoted to Master Swaminarayan and was designed by renowned Bochasanvaasi Aksharpurusshottama Swamiynarayana Sansthana
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A huge statue of Swaminarayan stands under the central dome. The statue is surrounded by several other spiritual gurus of the sect as well as prominent Indian deities. Each statue is made of an amalgamation of 5 elements ( Pancha dhatu). 

This hall features a diorama portraying the life events of Swaminarayan and his message about the importance of humility, kindness, devotion to God and serving others. 





Do & Don't

Do & Don't


Do:

  • Do pray your Ishta Devata before pilgrimage to Temple.
  • Do contact Temple Devasthanam information centre for enquiry, temple information and for Pooja details etc.
  • Do reserve your travel and accommodation at Temple well in advance.
  • Do bath and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do concentrate on God and Goddess inside the temple.
  • Do maintain silence and recite your Istamantram to yourself inside the temple.
  • Do observe ancient custom and traditions while in Temple.
  • Do respect religious sentiments at Temple.
  • Do deposit your offerings in the hundi only.

Don't s:

  • Do not come to Temple for any purpose other than worshipping of God and Goddess.
  • Do not smoke at Temple.
  • Do not consume alcoholic drinks at Temple.
  • Do not eat non-vegetarian food in the Kshetram.
  • Do not approach mediators for quick Darshanam. It may cause inconvenient to others.
  • Do not carry any weapon inside the temple.
  • Do not wear any head guards like helmets, caps, turbans and hats inside the temple premises.
  • Do not perform Sastanga Pranama inside the Sanctum Sanctorum.
  • Do not take much time while performing Sparsa Darshanam to God in Garbhagriha.
  • Do not buy spurious prasadams from street vendors.
  • Do not encourage beggars at Temple.
  • Do not spit or create nuisance in the premises of the temple.

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