Thursday, April 2, 2015


Akshardham  is a Hindu temple complex in Delhi, India. Also referred to as Delhi Akshardham or Swaminarayan Akshardham, the complex displays millennia of traditional Hindu and Indian culture, spirituality, and architecture. The building is the second monument inspired and developed by Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the spiritual head of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, whose 3,000 volunteers helped 7,000 artisansconstruct Akshardham.

Akshardham is Located in the city of New Delhi Near the Nizanmuddin Bridge. Akshardham Means of eternal, divine abode of the supreme God, the abode of eternal values and virtues of Akshar as defined in the Vedas and Upanishads where are divine bhakti, purity and peace forever pervades. Dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan.
Today the Askhardham Temple is regarded and recognised as the Largest Hindu Temple Complex in the World which is being recorded in the Guinness World Record Committee. The Temple construction does not include the use of steel in the whole Monument.
The main shrine of the New Delhi Akshardhaam temple consists of the statue of Lord Swaminarayan. There is also an Akshardham Temple Monument to World Peace inside the temple complex. The other deities are Shri Radha Krishna Dev, Shri Sita Ram, Shri Laxmi Narayan and Shri Uma Maheshwar. Another attraction is a restaurant modeled on the Ajanta and Ellora caves and an Ayurvedic bazaar. Combining all the cultures of Rajasthani, Orrisan, Gujarati, Mughal and Jain temple architecture, the mandir presents a magnificent sight. This temple is a major tourist attraction and counts amongst the wonders of modern India.

In the Temple Approximately 234 ornate pillars There has, Floral Motifs, arches, exquisitely carved Pavilions, 9 ornate domes, 20 shikhars Quadrangle, a spectacular Gajendra Pitha (plinth of stone elephants), The which adorn this architectural wonder. There is about 20,000 statues inside Akshardham Mandir of Delhi Which consists of India's great sadhus, devotees, acharyas and divine personas. Other features of the Akshardham Temple is IMAX theater year, the Swaminarayan temples, elaborate musical fountain and year. The area around the temple building Has Been Converted into manicured lawns with beautiful water fountains.

The Temple is built in the Medieval Style of Architecture, The which is made in Pink White Marbles, Which Has Carved Pillars 234 ornately 9 Ornate Domes, 20 Shikhars Quadrangle. For the first time ever in the world, one CAN Witness the heritage of India in all facets of ITS, insights and beauty Swaminarayan Akshardham through STI at the mandir, Exhibitions, verdant gardens and other attractions.
The Akshardham Temple’s experience for any one is an enlightening journey through India’s glorious art, values and contributions for the progress, happiness and harmony of mankind. The temple has grand ancient-styled Swaminarayan Akshardham complex which 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.  The Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi manily epitomises 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur, beauty, wisdom and bliss. The temple brilliantly showcases the essence of India’s ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual thoughts and messages.
The making of Akshardham lies in the wish expressed by Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj in 1968; the thought was "A mandir to be built on the banks of the Yamuna." The wish of Yogiji Maharaj was fulfilled through the efforts and divine blessings of his successor and present spiritual master of BAPS, HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj


The inside of the mandir there are 8 ornately carved mandapams, each featuring the forms of Bhagwan Swaminarayan, avatars and the deities of Sanatan Dharma. The ornate external wall of the mandir is known as the Mandovar.
It is the inner sanctum which lies in the 11 feet high beautiful and divine murti of Bhagwan Swaminarayan and the murtis of Guru Parampara, namely, Aksharbrahma Gunatitanand Swami, Bhagatji Maharaj, Shastriji Maharaj, Yogiji Maharaj and Pramukh Swami Maharaj; where every sincere prayer is answered.

Vibhutt Mandovar

For the past 800 years, it is the only intricately carved and Largest Mandovar in India 611ft x 31ft with dimensions of. It comprises of 200 sculptured stone figures of India's great rishis, sadhus, devotees, acharyas and divine incarnations

Narayan Pitt

It is the beautiful bronze relief panels which illustrates the divine incidents from the life of Bhagwan Swaminarayan.

Gajendra Pith
It is a unique pith which captivates the feature of Swaminarayan Akshardham mandir. It mainly pays tribute to elephants, symbolizing the entire animal kingdom. Sculptured according to the ancient shilpa shastras of India it is ornately carved in pink stone, while stretching for 1,070 ft and featuring stories and legends of elephants with nature, man and God. Every panel reflects the messages of social harmony, peace and spiritual faith. The Gajendra Pith weighs 3,000 tons, has 148 full-sized elephants, 42 birds and animals, 125 human sculptures and decorative stone backdrops of trees, creepers and royal palaces.

Narayan Sarovar
It has pure water, there lays a pilgrim place and therein the gods sport. Narayan Sarovar is a sacred water lake surrounding the main Akshardham mandir. The lake contains holy waters from 151 rivers and lakes sanctified by Bhagwan Swaminarayan, including Mansarovar. The Narayan Sarovar is surrounded by 108 gaumukhs, symbolizing 108 names of God, from which holy water issues forth.
Neelkanth Abhishek
Abhishek offer devotees, the ritual of pouring water on to the murti of Neelkanth Varna, and express Their reverence for spiritual upliftment and prayers and Fulfillment of wishes.
For the past 800 years and it is the only widens intricately carved Mandovar in India 611ft x 31ft with dimensions of. It comprises of 200 sculptured stone figures of India's great rishis, sadhus, devotees, acharyas and divine incarnations.


  1. Spectacular !
    Mircea Eliade made me love India through his writings !

    1. Thank you Adina !
      Mircea Eliade ,i know that he was a great historian of religión and philosopher