Akshardham Temple – Devoted to Swaminarayan

Akshardham Temple in Delhi is a hindu spiritual and cultural complex built by hindu denomination “Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha” (BAPS).

Akshardham Temple in Delhi

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Visiting Detail

  • Location: Noida Mor, New Delhi, Delhi 110092
  • Timings: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
  • Closed: Monday
  • Entry: Free (Chargeable for Exhibition: Rs.170/person | Rs. 100/child | Rs. 125/Senior Citizen)
  • Type: Hindu Temple
  • Deity: Swaminarayan
  • Religion: Hinduism
  • Architect: Vikram Lall
  • Construction Completed: 6th Nov 2005

Overview

Akshardham Temple in Delhi has its original name Swaminarayan Akshardham which is a hindu spiritual and cultural complex. The temple was built by hindu denomination “Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha” (BAPS). It was built under the guidance of the president or guru of BAPS  Pramukh Swami Maharaj. The architecture of the temple was encouraged by Yogiji Maharaj who  was the fourth spiritual successor of Swaminarayan in BAPS.

Akshardham means the house of Swaminarayan as per Swaminarayan Sampradaya. The followers of Swaminarayan worshipped him as God. Swaminarayan was monk or yogi who followed Dharma and Brahmacharya. His followers believed him as an avatar of God.

Akshardham temple was opened publicly on 6th November 2005 by Pramukh Swami Maharaj.  Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Dr. Manmohan Singh and L.K Advani were the main guests in this opening ceremony. 

Akshardham temple was constructed as per Indian traditional Vastu Shastra and Pancharatra shastra. Akshardham in Delhi is similar to the Akshardham temple constructed in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The center of attention is the main shrine in the temple which is located in the center of the temple. The temple has many showcases or exhibition halls which describe the life of Swaminarayan. 

One of the important features of the temple is the Abhisheka Mandap. Abhisheka means bathing of worshiping deity. It has Sahaj Anand water show, Sahajanand Darshan (Hall of Values) and a theme garden. The temple has Neelkanth Darshan which is a film describing the early life of Swaminarayan when was a teenage yogi. There is also a cultural boat ride named Sanskruti Darshan.


Attractions near  Akshardham  Temple

  • Sunset Point, Akshardham:  Distance: 1.0km
  • Yamuna River View Point:  Distance: 2.8km

 


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