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Akshardham Temple Delhi Tourist Guide

Akshardham Temple Delhi Tourist Guide

Akshardham Temple Delhi Tourist  Guide
  • Package Prices
    Delhi Daily packages starting from Rs 2000/-
  • Location: Delhi NCR -,India -
  • Nearest Airport: New Delhi
  • Nearest Train Station: New Delhi
  • How to reach: Akshardham is located opposite Noida Mayur Vihaar & reachable by Metro train from Delhi. Tourists can arrive in Delhi & reach Akshar Dham Delhi temple by Metro train, There is a metro train station exactly opposite the Akshar Dham Temple
  • Season to Visit: Akshar Dham temple is open all year, however if you want to visit Delhi Winter times from October till March are best to visit

 

Akshardham Temple Delhi Tourist Guide -

A Wonder of the modern world

 

Akshardham Temple Stunnung Panormic View

Akshardham Temple Stunnung Panormic View

 

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Akshardham temple - Delhi

  • A must Place to Visit, to get Inner peace, spirituality and Wisdom.
  • Rated as one of the Cleanest. Most Beautiful & well managed temples in India.
  • Full Day outing destination for Families. Childern Friendly and very interesting Audio visual shows, musical fountains, great ambience.
  • Shows Great History of ancient India and its acheivements.
  • Guinness World Record for Largest Hindu Temple, 7 Wonders of 21st Century by Reader's Digest, Largest Visited Attraction in North India.
  • Inspired by Angkor Wat, Meenakshi temples built out of Stone, concepted by Shri Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the spiritual head of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha
  • Mega Project of Epic Proportions - Started on 8th November 2000 , Completed on 6th November - 2005 by 10,000 workers including 3000 volunteers and 7000 artisans.
  • Unique Aspects - 
    • Large central temple crafted entirely of stone without Steel/Cement. 
    • Live Statue of Bhagwan Swaminarayan
    • Audio Visual IMAX Shows & Exhibitions
    • Musical Fountains
    • Veg Food Court
  • Easily Reachable by Metro Station : Akshardham ( Mayur Vihaar) located opposite Temple

 

Top 10 things to do inside Akshardham Temple

1. Visit 10 Gates representing 10 principal directions as per Indian Culture.

2. See Bhakti Dwar - The Gate of Devotion - See the Beautiful 208 sculpted dual forms of God.

3. See Mayur Dwar - Two Beautiful Peacock gates, having 869 sculpted peacocks

4. See Footprints of Shri Bhagwan Swaminarayan.

5. See Murti ( Statue) of Bhagwan Swami Narayanan which is 11 feet high and Gold plated.

6. Central Dome 141 feet high, 234 carved pillars, 9 domes,20 pinnacles, 20000 sculpted figures of indian gods.

7. Neelkanth Darshan - 40 minutes IMAX film show on true story of 11 year old child yogi who embark on all india bharaman.

8. Sanskruti Vihaar - 15 minutes boat ride through 10000 years of indian culture flourishing on banks of river sarasvati, See oldest Vedic Village, world's first university, old inventions including Aryabhatt, Varahmihir.

9. Yagnapurush Kund & Sahaj Kund - 25 minutes majestic water show blending laser, lights, fire and fountains.

10. Narayan Sarovar - Holy water of 151 rivers, lakes, stepwells visited by Bhagwan swaminarayan flowing into Narayan sarovar through 108 Gaumukhs surrounding Akshardham monument

 

Delhi Akshardham Temple Sightseeing Tour Package - Morning & Evening


Akshardham temple Delhi Morning Tour Package

Tour Duration: Approx. 06 (six) Hrs.
• Tour Starting Time: 09:00 P.M.
• Tour Ending Time: 01:00 P.M.
• Days of Tour Operation: Every Day (Except Monday)
• Minimum number of Guests: 02 Guests
• Monuments & Attractions Visited: Akshardham Swaminarayan Temple


Delhi Akshardham Temple Sightseeing Tour Itinerary - Morning + Boat Ride + Exhibitions

Our representative will pick up from the hotel/residence at 7:00 AM and will then proceed to AKSHARDHAM TEMPLE. It is a great place to visit in the morning with the rising sun and freshness. AKSHARDHAM means the eternal, divine abode of 

supreme God. The temple was built in 5 years and the most wonderful thing about it is that no steel was used in the making of this monument; it is only composed of sandstone and marble. It consists of 234 ornately carved pillars, 20 quadrangle 

shikars,a spectacular Gajendrapith and 20,000 murtis and statues of India’s great sadhus ,and devotees adorn the temple. The par karma consists of 1152 pillars and 145 windows .

Mode of Transportation:
• Tata A/C Indigo (2 Guests)
• Toyota Innova (4 Guests)
• Tempo Traveler (6-8 Guests)
• Mini Super Deluxe Bus (24 Guests)
• Big Super Deluxe Bus (32 Guests)

Delhi Akshardham Temple Sightseeing Tour Basic Cost - Morning Tour


• Tata Indigo (Min. 2 Guests): Rs. 2050 only
• Toyota Innova (Min. 4 Guests): Rs. 2,350 only
• Tempo Traveler (Min. 6 Guests): Rs. 3,850 only

 

Akshardham temple Delhi Evening Tour Package with Musical Fountains + Boat Ride + Exhibitions

Tour Duration: Approx. 06 (six) Hrs.
• Tour Starting Time: 03:00 P.M.
• Tour Ending Time: 09:00 P.M.
• Days of Tour Operation: Every Day (Except Monday)
• Minimum number of Guests: 02 Guests
• Monuments & Attractions Visited: Akshardham Swaminarayan Temple

 

Delhi Akshardham Temple Sightseeing Tour Itinerary - Evening Tour

Our representative will pick up from the hotel/residence in the afternoon and will then proceed to AKSHARDHAM TEMPLE. AKSHARDHAM means the eternal, divine abode of supreme God. The temple was built in 5 years and the most wonderful 

thing about it is that no steel was used in the making of this monument; it is only composed of sandstone and marble. It consists of 234 ornately carved pillars, 20 quadrangle shikars,a spectacular Gajendrapith and 20,000 murtis and statues of India’s 

great sadhus ,and devotees adorn the temple. The par karma consists of 1152 pillars and 145 windows .One can also enjoy boat ride, and musical fountain.This is the largest Hindu temple in the world and is a masterpiece of great Indian culture .The 

architecture is immaculate it is incomparable in terms of both magnitude and stateliness.

Late evening back to the hotel/residence. 


Delhi Akshardham Temple Sightseeing Tour Basic Cost - Evening Tour


• Tata Indigo (Min. 2 Guests): Rs. 2,350 only
• Toyota Innova (Min. 4 Guests): Rs. 2,550 only
• Tempo Traveler (Min. 6 Guests): Rs. 3,950 only

 

Where Akshardham Temple is Located


The Akshardham complex ( Dedicated to dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan) is located in Delhi - The Capital of india near the Nizamuddin Bridge along the bank of River Yamuna. It is spread over 100 acres and is a beautiful monument portaying 10,000 years of Indian culture through its exhibition halls, Devotees visit Akshardham Temple to see india's Might as excellent architecture, rich traditions and spiritual messages. 

Temple was consuted by total 10,000 people including 3,000 volunteers and 7,000 artisans working day & night.


Significance of Akshardham temple Delhi

The word 'Akshardham' literally means 'the divine abode of the supreme power, as written in Hindu Vedas and Upanishads. Dedicated to 18th century saint 'Swaminarayan', the temple is managed by the Swaminarayan Sect. It took about Rs. 200 crore to build this pink sandstone cultural complex. Akshardham Mandir was inaugurated on November 6, 2005 in the presence of Former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. It is built in an architectural style quite similar to that of the Akshardham temple in Gujarat.


Architecture of Akshardham Temple Delhi

Akshardham temple is made of white marble and red sandstone. Its architecture is inspired by Mughal and Jain architecture and culture along Rajasthan, Orissa and Gujarat cultures.

 

Akshardham Temple in night

Akshardham Temple in night

 

Amazing Aspects of Akshardham Temple Delhi

Akshardham Temple boasts of 234 unmatched carved pillars, 20 shikhars, 9 domes, floral motifs, archs, a massive Gajendra Pith (plinth of stone elephants) and more than 20,000 statues, The temple is constructed without the use of steel and cement.


The main hall comprises 11 feet high statue of Lord Swaminarayan, is itself 141 feet high, 316 feet broad and 356 feet long. Along with a unique glimpse of the Hindu religion and Indian culture, the main temple exhibits several paintings and statues of great Indian saints. Built according to the ancient Sthaapatya Shastras of India, the temple has used about 6000 tons of pink sand-stone from Rajasthan. The temple complex has an IMAX theatre, a food court, a gallery and an open-air theatre to entertain and facilitate the devotees.

 

Akhsardham temple - During Day - Italian Marbles Glistening on floors

Akhsardham temple - During Day - Italian Marbles Glistening on floors


Main Attractions Of The Akshardham Temple


Hall of Values: The hall where audio-animatronics and unique 3-D dioramas are used to teach the universal values for mankind and to depict the life of Lord Swaminarayan. The disciples are taught the messages of ahimsa, prayer, endeavour, morality, vegetarianism and family harmony.


Giant Screen Film: A unique period film 'Neelkanth Darshan' presenting the story of an 11 year old child Yogi Neelkanth Varni. The film has been shot in 108 different locations across India with 30 huge settings and 45,000 cast in colourful costumes. IMAX feature on the early life of Swaminarayan as the teenage yogi.


Musical Fountain (Yagnapurush Kund): A unique blend of a musical fountain and a Vedic Yagna Kund. Measuring 300 ft x 300 ft, it is the world's largest Yagna Kund with 2,870 steps and 108 small shrines.


Garden of India: Also called 'Bharat Upvan'; well maintained lawns, lush gardens and magnificent bronze statues of great saints, warriors, freedom fighters, national figures and noted women personalities of India.


Yogihriday Kamal: An artificial lotus; built in the memory of Yogiji Maharaj, who dreamed of Akshardham. Every petal of Yogihriday Kamal stands for the auspicious sentiments of Yogiji and spreads the messages of faith in God and human being.


Boat Ride: A 12 minute exciting boat-ride that takes you way back 10,000 years to India's glorious past. During this small boat ride one comes to know about the discoveries and inventions of the renowned rishi-scientists of India, including the world's first university of Takshashila and the enchanting caves of Ajanta- Ellora.


 

 

About - Hall of Values - Akshardham Temple - Delhi

Also known as Sahajanand Pradarshan, the Hall of Values features lifelike robotics and dioramas which display incidents from Swaminarayan's life, portraying his message about the importance of peace, harmony, humility, service to others and devotion to God. The Sahajanand Pradarshan is set in 18th century India and displays of 15 dioramas through robotics, fibre optics, light and sound effects, dialogues, and music.

The hall features the world's smallest animatronic robot in the form of Ghanshyam Maharaj, the child form of Swaminarayan.


 

About IMAX Theatre - Akshardham Temple

Named Neelkanth Kalyan Yatra, the theatre houses Delhi's first and only large format screen, measuring 85-foot (26 m) by 65-foot (20 m). The theatre shows a film specially commissioned for the complex, Neelkanth Yatra, to recount a seven-year pilgrimage made by Swaminarayan made during his teenage years throughout India.

Mystic India, an international version of the film produced by BAPS Charities, was released in 2005 at IMAX theatres and giant screen cinemas worldwide. A 27-foot (8.2 m) tall bronze murti of Neelkanth Varni is located outside the theatre.

 

About Musical fountain - Akshardham Temple Delhi

Known as the Yagnapurush Kund, it is India's largest step well. It features a very large series of steps down to a traditional yagna kund. During the day, these steps provide rest for the visitors to the complex and at night, a musical fountain show representing the circle of life is played to an audience which is seated on the same steps.

The fountain is named after the founder of the Hindu organisation, Shastriji Maharaj. The fountain measures 300 feet (91 m) by 300 feet (91 m) with 2,870 steps and 108 small shrines. In its center lies an eight-petaled lotus shaped yagna kund designed according to the Jayaakhya Samhita of the Panchratra shastra.

 

About Garden of India Akshardham Temple

Also known as the Bharat Upavan, this garden has lush manicured lawns, trees, and shrubs. The garden is lined with bronze sculptures of contributors to India's culture and history. These sculptures include children, women, national figures, freedom fighters, and warriors of India, including notable figures such as Mahatma Gandhi.

 

 

About Narayan Sarovar - Akshardham Temple

The Narayan Sarovar is a lake that surrounds the main monument. The lake contains holy waters from 151 rivers and lakes that are believed to have been sanctified by Swaminarayan, including Mansarovar. Surrounding the Narayan Sarovar are 108 gaumukhs, symbolising Janmangal Namavali or the 108 names for god, from which holy water issues forth.

 


About Premvati Ahargruh

The Premati Ahargruh or the Premvati Food Court is a vegetarian restaurant modelled on the Ajanta and Ellora caves in Maharashtra, India and an Ayurvedic bazaar. The restaurant caters a variety of traditional dishes.

 


The Akshardham Temple Planning

The Grand Temple had been in planning since 1968 as a vision of Yogiji Maharaj. Yogiji Maharaj, the spiritual head of the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha had expressed his desire for wanting a grand temple built on the banks of the Yamuna river to two or three devotee families of Swaminarayan.

Attempts were made to start the project Yogiji Maharaj died.

 

 

In 1982, Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Yogiji Maharaj's successor as the spiritual head of BAPS, started to continue fulfilling the dream of his Guru Yogiji Maharaj and prompted devotees to look into the possibility of building the temple in Delhi.

 

 

Security at Akshardham Complex Delhi

The attack on the Gandhinagar Akshardham in 2002 taught BAPS volunteers many valuable lessons, Now a days Complex is  protected by the most stringent security measures. Electronic, Stationary, Bags are not allowed, even Photos are taken by volunteers from two fixed points for a fee.

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