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Akshardham


Fast Facts

Hindu temple in Delhi, India. Primary deity is Bhagwan Swaminarayan. Musical fountain in the premises.An artificial river is present inside the temple complex

Did You Know

Akshardham is also known as Swaminarayan Akshardham or Delhi Akshardham. It is located on the Yamuna riverbank.

Must Do

Take a boat ride- Sanskriti Vihar-that takes visitors through chapters in Indian history. Observe and enjoy the musical fountain.

Introduction

Akshardham is a Hindu temple complex in the Indian capital metropolis of Delhi. The cental part of the monument is built entirely with stone. All these and more information can be had at Indianholiday.com.

Architecture:The main monument of Akshardham in Delhi is located at the center of the complex. It is 316 feet wide and 141 foot high. The length of the central structure is 370 foot long. The central temple is adorned with carved details of dieties, musicians, dancers and fauna. The entire Akshardham temple is designed in accordance with details laid out by Sthapatya Shastra- an ancient Vedic text. The temple complex is built entirely of Italian Carrara marble and Rajasthani pink sandstone. Construction was finished on November 6, 2005.

Plan:The central part of Akshardham temple consists of 9 domes, 234 carved and decorated pillars, and 20,000 murtis. There are also statues of Hinduism's acharyas, devotees and sadhus. A striking feature of the monument is Gajendra Pith at its base. The Pith is a plinth that pays tribute to Indian history. Gajendra Pith contains busts of 148 full scale elephants. Total weight comes to approximately 3000 tonnes. A 11 foot statue of Bhagwan Swaminarayan is located under the central dome. The statue is encircled by similar statues of the sect' other gurus. Each statue is made up of 5 metals or paanch dhatu. Statues of Hindu deities like Lakshmi Narayan, Radha Krishna and Shiv Parvat

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