Swaminarayan AkshardhamMandir, commonly known as Akshardham Temple, is a Hindu mandir and a spiritual-cultural campus in New Delhi, India. The mandir has intricately carved pillars and sculptures as well. Its main sanctum houses an idol of Swaminarayam. It also contains idols of other Hindu deities like Krishna, Parvati and Lakshmi. The word Akshardham means the abode of almighty Lord Swaminarayan and believed by followers as a temporal home of God on earth. The complex displays millennia of traditional Hindu and Indian culture, spirituality, and architecture. The temple attracts millions tourists across the world. It was officially inaugurated on 6 November 2005 by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
The temple is intricately carved with flora, fauna, dancers, musicians, and deities.Designed in accordance with the standards of Maharishi Vastu architecture, it features a blend of various architectural styles of India. Rajasthani pink sandstone and Italian Carrara marble have been used in the construction of the temple.It features 356 ft (109 m) lenght, 316 ft (96 m) width and 141 ft (43 m)height, covering an area of 86,342 sq. ft. (8,021.4 m2). This ancient-style and hand-carved stone temple has been built without structural steel within five years by 11,000 artisans and volunteers.
QUICK FACTS ABOUT AKSHARDHAM TEMPLE
- Constructed by Bochasanwasi Shri AksharPurushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS)
- Inspired by HH YogijiMaharaj (1892-1971 CE)
- Created by His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj
- More than 300,000,000 volunteer hours went into making the complex
- Over 8,000 volunteers from across the world participated in building it
- Mandir built from intricately carved sandstone and marble
- Exhibitions on Hinduism, including Bhagwan Swaminarayan's life and teachings such as prayer, compassion, and non-violence.
- Open gardens, water bodies and step-well styled courtyard
HOW TO REACH
TO REACH THE AKSHARDHAM TEMPLE:-
AIRPORT:Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) - 21 Km
- HAZRAT NIZAMUDDIN (NZM) - 6 Km
- NEW DELHI (NDLS) - 11 Km
- OLD DELHI (DLI) - 10 Km
METRO STATION:Akshardham Metro - 350 meters (walk)
BAPS Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple timing is:-
Tuesday to Sunday
First Entry: 9:30am
Last Entry: 6:30pm
CLOSED: EVERY MONDAY
DARSHAN: 9:30am to 8:00pm
AARTI: 10:00am and 6:00pm
DARSHAN AND PUJA:9:30am to 8:00pm
EXHIBITIONS: Ticket Window
10:00am to 6:00pm
WATER SHOW: Show: After Sunset
(Currently 6:15PM & 7:15PM)
MAHA AARTI:Before First Show
While visiting at sacred place, you will get adequate vehicle parking area. It is greatly available for all kinds of automobiles. (Note the cost for each vehicle parking is highest stay total 6 hours).
All the Guests may down payment their own important belongings in the area of cloakroom at their danger as well as liability. The state government bodies would never be accountable for any harm or any kind of decrease in a particular belongings.
While visiting at renowned Swaminarayana sacred Akshardhama Building structure, the Guests Middle provides a summary of the whole complex. Time recommendations for watching the various destinations would be acquired from a particular area. All the important Inquiries and patiently waiting places are situated here.
During the visiting at well-known Swaminarayan sacred Akshardham Building structure, outdated and actually challenged visitors would ask for the wheelchair that could be offered on a concern foundation. The authorities would ask for all relatives or friends of the wheelchair necessary patron to go along with as well as help them inside the sacred complex. The significant Electric motorized wheelchairs should be come back before making the complex. In addition, the Refundable down payment would be INR 100.
All the Community phones are especially available in the Guests Middle and such other places around the sacred complex area.
LOST AND DISCOVERED DEPARTMENT:
You can also give information of all your missing important belongings to the Protection Division. The main control authority would never be accountable for any kind of reduction or any kind of harm to your personal important belongings.
To help keep Akshardham a safe and family-friendly place, we request that you cooperate with the following policies while visiting Akshardham. You would have to keep all your important materialism before getting into the sacred hallowed shrine or temple. You need to Put off footwear, set bags, straps, mobile handsets mobile phones and other related electronic components as a protection evaluate with the sacred forehead government bodies.
Entry to the mandir complex and mandirdarshan is absolutely FREE and requires no prior appointment. All our volunteers and staff’s assistance is also free of charge.
FREE OF CHARGE
- Welcome Gates
- Visitor Center
- Holy Footprints
- Gajendra Pith
- Narayan Sarovar
- Bharat Upavan
- Yogi Hriday Kamal
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WEBSITE & CONTACT
BAPS Swaminarayan Akshardham
NH 24, AkshardhamSetu, New Delhi 110092.
Phone: +91-11-4344 2344, Fax: +91-11-4344 2323