Akshardham Gandhinagar is one of the most beautiful places with the combination of art, devotions, architecture, exhibitions, education and research only at one place. Akshardham is also a place of enlightenment and entertainment. Akshardham is an architectural masterpiece and one of the largest temples in the entire state of Gujarat, India. It is located in the capital city of Gandhinagar, which is near Ahmedabad.
The architectural grandness, Akshardham temple was established in 1992. The brilliance temple is dedicated to “Lord Swaminarayan” and was constructed on the manner of Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the spiritual leader of BAPS (Bochasanwasi Akshar-Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha ) Sanstha.
Akshardham is a wonder effort by the sacrifice of thousands of volunteers. In the construction of Akshardham, 6000 tones of stones are used to make the temple with 108 feet in height, 240 feet in length and 131 feet in width. At the Akshardham temple, the main highlights of the temple consist of the 7 feet long idol of Lord Swaminarayan, the chief deity.
The major matchless feature is that in the constructions of Akshardham, a single inch of steel is not used and built by only rock according to Vastu Shastra. This memorial has become a vast attractive place for tourist and pilgrimage in India throughout the last decade. It has a rambling (covering) 23 acre area and is well-defined out in pink sandstone.
The statue of Lord Swaminarayan in a sitting posture has been made with 1.2 ton gold plate and placed in the inner sanctum (holy place). The other idol statue of Swami Gunatitanand is on his right side and Swami Gopalanand on his left side is present.
Anybody can have the most memorable experience of the Indian traditions as the artistic creation of Akshardham is beyond the imagination and the great combination of best of modern technology, traditional stone architecture and ancient wisdom.
The atmosphere of Akshardham is very peaceful and calm so it attracts millions of visitors every year. For the visitors, sound show and a special light is arranged in order. The show describes the magnificent past of “Sanatan Dharam”. It is the great place to learn the message of unity and universal brotherhood to track the lesson of Hinduism in the life.
The other major attraction at Akshardham is the green garden. Within the complex of Akshardham, there is a beautiful garden known as Sahajanand Van. The beauty and look of the garden is very eye catching and on the other side serves as a park for children. It embraces a waterfall, lake and herbal garden. For Applied Research in Social Harmony (AARSH), there is also the ultramodern Akshardham.
To feel relax from the metropolitan confusion mentally and physically, surely visit the Akshardham temple at Gandhinagar.
A very popular Hindu shrine, sited in East Delhi, the Akshardham temple looks awesome on the banks of River Yamuna. It was constructed under the guidance of current spiritual leader, Pramukh Swami Maharaj who also happens to be the guiding light of Swaminarayan Sanstha, BAPS. It is indeed a pious shrine that amazes you with its various cultural and educational activities which are beautifully conducted by the Swaminarayan Sanstha. However, its architecture looks similar to that of Akshardham Temple in Gandhinagar (Gujarat) and hence thoroughly made up of Pink Sandstone and Italian Marble.
Inside it you may see 11 ft tall gilded statue of its leader Bhagwan Swaminarayan and elaborated floral designing, arches, 20,000 statues, and extraordinary carved pillars remarkably represent wonderful Indian culture. While discovering its inner sights, you may also see first the ‘Hall of Values’ or the Sahajanand Pradarshan featuring incidents from the life of Swaminarayan, a film Neelkanth Yatrain in its in-house theatre called Neelkanth Kalyan Yatra and feel refreshed at the Yagnapurush Kund, the country’s largest step well musical. However, the Boat Ride, Garden of India, Narayan Sarovar, AARSH Centre, etc. are some really exquisite draws of this temple that educates you more about your Indian cultural vastness.