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Akshardham Temple in New Delhi

The Akshardham Temple in New Delhi is a temple that is one of its kinds. The temple has been built recently. And it is constructed by Bochasanvasi Aksharpurushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha or commonly referred to as BAPS. Situated on the Yamuna river banks, the AksharDham Temple in New Delhi was opened to the public in November 2005. The temple is built on a similar concept of the Akshardham temple that is built in Gandhinagar in the state of Gujarat.

Architectural features of Akshardham temple in New Delhi

There are as many as 234 pillars, exquisite carvings on pavilions, floral motifs, and arches, ornate domes which are 9 in number and have as many as 20 shikhars which are quadrangle in shape. AksharDham Mandir in the capital city has 20, 000 statues. These statues are of the eminent devotees, acharyas, and sadhus of divine personality. To add to the beauty of the temple, you will also find musical fountain, a theater, and the Swaminarayan temple. The ambience of the temple is amazing.

When you travel to Delhi and visit the Akshardham temple, the architectural delights will just keep you awed. Lord Swaminarayan’s statue adorns the main shrine of the mandir.

Akshardham Temple finds a place in Guinness Book of World Records

An interesting aspect of the temple is that of late it has found a place in the Guinness Book of World Records owing to its size. The temple is one of the biggest Hindu temples. The temple is constructed on a huge area that is 86, 342 square feet. The temple is 141 feet in width and 356 feet in length.

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Reaching Akshardham Temple in New Delhi

The temple is at a distance of 9 to 10 km from New Delhi Railway Station provided you take the Ajmeri Gate as the exit point. You can take an auto rickshaw from the railway station or hire a cab to drive down to the famous Akshardham temple in New Delhi. You can also avail the Metro Rail.

Places you can visit inside the Akshardham Temple in New Delhi

There are different places you can visit once you enter the temple. Some of the places you can visit include the following –

In addition to viewing the main shrine and offering your prayers, you can also participate in various other activities. These are as follows –

  • Take a Boat ride
  • Watch the musical fountain dance
  • Visit the Garden of India
  • Hall of Values
  • Giant Screen Film

Akshardham Temple timings

  • The Premvati food court is open from 11AM to 10 PM
  • Murti Darshan from 9AM to 7PM
  • Musical Fountain display is from 6.45PM onwards
  • Exhibitions take place from 9AM to 6PM.

Important facts about Akshardham Temple in New Delhi

Given below are few interesting aspects of the temple that draws thousands of tourists and locals from the country and also from abroad. Check out the facts.

  • The temple is constructed that resembles Medieval type of temples
  • Few other deities you will find in the temple include those of Shri Laxmi Narayan, Shri Radha Krishna Dev, Shri Uma Maheshwar, and Shri Sita Ram.
  • The temple epitomizes Indian values, history, culture, and art
  • There are few restrictions with regards to the things you can carry inside the temple. You will not be allowed to carry small wallets or purses, electronic devices and mobile phones.
  • You can enter the temple without paying any money but there are exhibitions and show that are held inside the temple. You need to buy tickets for the same.

Excluding Murti Darshan, the other activities will attract fees. Check out the fees that you will be required to pay for each of the activities.

Last Updated On: 2011/07/01

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