Akshardham Temple


The Akshardham Temple in Delhi has entered recently in Guinness Book Of World Records since it is the largest Hindu temple in the world. The temple is situated on an area that is 86, 342 sq ft. It is 356 feet in Length and 141 Feet in height.

Akshardham Temple is undoubtedly a pilgrimage site that is visited by tourists when they travel to India. One Akshardham temple is in Delhi, India’s capital city and the temple’s sister complex is in Gujarat. These temples are often referred to as Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple since Lord Swaminarayan is worshipped and is the deity to whom the temples are dedicated.

Location of Akshardham Temple Delhi

The Akshardham Temple is situated near Noida on National Highway 24, New Delhi. Interestingly, it is very close to the Commonwealth Games Village, the construction of which has been underway for the Commonwealth Games scheduled to begin from 3rd October 2010 and end on 14th October 2010.

Akshardham Temple Delhi

Aksharsham Temple is a religious site in Delhi that attracts many tourists from all over India and also abroad. The architectural splendor deserves admiration and is widely admired by all. As many as 7000 artisans were engaged in the construction of the temple. The first time the temple in Delhi was open for public viewing was way back in the year 2005 on the 8th day of November.

The temple is built with pink Rajasthani sandstone and Carrara marble (Italian). Steel has not been used in the construction of the building. You will find 20,000 Idols, 9 Domes, and 234 Pillars that are carved.

Akshardham Temple Delhi - What To Expect Inside?

  • While you take a ride on the boat inside the temple complex known as “Sanskruti Vihar”, you catch a glimpse of the country’s rich past on the carvings and adjacent structures.
  • Bharat Upavan” is the lawn with lush greenery. There are a number of shrubs and herbs in the lawn.
  • A lake surrounds the main structure of the temple and is referred to as “Narayan Sarovar”.
  • Yagnapurush Kund” is a beautiful fountain that is there within the complex.
  • Nilkanth Kaya Yatra” is the theatre that is present inside the temple complex.

Important tourist information

Given below are details of the temple you ought to know prior to planning a trip to the same.

Timings

The Timings of Aksharsham Temple are from Tuesday through Sunday – 9 AM to 7 PM, The temple does not open on Mondays.

Activities at Akshardham Temple in Delhi

  • Murti Darshan – 9AM to 7 PM
  • Fountain Show (Musical) – 6.45 PM
  • Exhibitions – 9AM to 6 PM
  • Premvati Food Court – 11AM to 10 PM

Fees are applicable for exhibitions and musical fountain show.

Reaching Akshardham Temple Delhi

The temple or “mandir” is at a distance of 9 km to 10 km from the railway station in New Delhi, provided you come out of the station from the Ajmeri Gate (Platform no. 12). You can also take auto rickshaws.

The Nizamuddin Railway Station is at a distance of 4 km from the temple. Auto rickshaws are available too.

You can also take the Delhi Metro Rail to reach Akshardham Temple.

Akshardham Temple Gujarat

Akshardham Temple Gujarat was built long before its counterpart was built in Delhi. The Swaminarayan temple in Gujarat was opened to the public in 1992 November. The temple is 108 feet High and 240 feet Long. The main attraction of this temple is the gold leaf that has Idol Swaminarayan’s image. The temple has many halls, the prominent ones being –

  • Nutyanand
  • Sat Chit Anand
  • Akshardham Center for Applied Research in Social Harmony or AARSH.

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