Akshardham Temple, New Delhi
Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi epitomises 10,000 years
of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur, beauty,
wisdom and bliss. It brilliantly showcases the essence of
India’s ancient architecture, traditions and timeless
spiritual messages. The Akshardham experience is an enlightening
journey through India’s glorious art, values and contributions
for the progress, happiness and harmony of mankind.
The grand, ancient-styled Swaminarayan Akshardham complex
was built in only five years through the blessings of HDH
Pramukh Swami Maharaj of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam
Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) and the colossal devotional efforts
of 11,000 artisans and BAPS volunteers. The complex was inaugurated
on 6 November, 2005.
Akshardham means the eternal, divine abode of the supreme
God, the abode of eternal values and virtues of Akshar as
defined in the Vedas and Upanishads where divine bhakti, purity
and peace forever pervades.
For the first time ever in the world witness the heritage
of India in all its facets, insights and beauty at the Swaminarayan
Akshardham through its monument, exhibitions, verdant gardens
and other attractions
The beautiful monument built without steel, consists of 234
ornately carved pillars, 9 ornate domes, 20 quadrangled shikhars,
a spectacular Gajendra Pith (plinth of stone elephants) and
20,000 murtis and statues of India’s great sadhus, devotees,
acharyas and divine personalities.
The monument is a fusion of pink stone and pure white marble,
where pink stone symbolizes bhakti in eternal bloom and white
marble that of absolute purity and eternal peace. Akshardham
was created by HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj in fulfillment to
the wish of his guru, Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj, the fourth
successor in the spiritual hierarchy of Bhagwan Swaminarayan.
In only a short timespan of five years Swaminarayan Akshardham
became a reality through the blessings of Pramukh Swami Maharaj,
300 million man hours of epic services rendered by 11,000
volunteers, sadhus and artisans and the immense sacrifice,
austerities, prayers of hundreds of thousands of young and
old devotees of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha.
||6-11-2005, Kartik Shukla Panchmi,
Labh Pancham, V.S. 2062
||BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha
||HDH Pramukh Swami Maha
To Visit the Temple site go to www.akshardham.com