Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple (Delhi)all Information
A great blend of Spirituality, Indian Culture and Architecture, Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple is a significant place for tourist and devotees. Located in the capital of India, Delhi, its construction was completed in 2005. The temple is dedicated to Swaminarayan, and due to its great architecture, it sets in name in the Guinness Book of World Record for the ‘World’s Largest Comprehensive Hindu Temple’.
Key Points about the Temple
- Location : Noida Mor,Delhi
- Affiliation : Hinduism
- Deity : Swaminarayan
- Timings : Tuesday to Sunday; 9:30am to 6:00pm
- Nearest Metro Station : Akshardham Metro Station (Blue Line)
- Entry Fee : Free Entry (Except Exhibitions)
- Photography : Prohibited
- Completed : 6 Nov,2005
Architecture of the Temple
Opened on 6th November 2005, the temple is constructed by Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha. The dimensions of the temple are 141 heights, 316 width, and 356 length. Both the outer as well as inner walls have the carving sculptures of many deities, dances, musician, flora and fauna. It is inspired by Maharishi Vastu Architecture and Shilpa Shastras and no concrete or marble has been used to maximize the life span of the temple. The temple is build of Italian Carrara marble and Rajasthani pink sandstone. The premises consist of different attractions such as Garbhgreh, Mandovar, Gajendra Peeth and Narayan Peeth.
- Sahajanand Darshan (The Hall of Values)- It shows the incidents, and life journey of Swaminarayan through dioramas and robotics to spread the message of humility, peace, harmony, devotion to god and service to others. The hall also has the world’s smallest animatronic robot of Ghanshyam Maharaj (the child form of Swaminarayan).
- Nilkanth Darshan (Theatre) – The theatre measuring 25m by 20m, in 40 minutes, it displays the seven year pilgrimage to Neelkantha by Swaminarayan during his teenage.
- Sanskruti Vihar (Boat Ride) – It shows the contribution of Vedic Indians into various fields like science, arts, astronomy etc.
- Musical Fountain – Also known as Yagnapurush Kund, it is India’s largest step well which shows a twenty four minute presentation.
There is no fee for entry but there is fee for exhibitions as below-
- Cost of Exhibition
- Adult – INR 170
- Children below 11 years – INR 100
- Children below 4 years – Free
- Senior Citizen – INR 125
- Cost of Musical Fountain
- Adult – INR 30
- Children below 11 years – INR 20
- Children below 4 years – Free
- The temple is open from Tuesday to Sunday.
- The timing of the shrine is from 9:30am to 6:00pm..
- The temple is open on all seasons .
How to reach the Temple?
- By Air-Indira Gandhi International Airport is 21 km away from the temple.
- By Train- Hazrat Nizamuddin Station (6 Km), New Delhi Railway Station (11 Km) and Old Delhi Railway Station (10 Km) are the nearest railway station to the site.
- By Road- The temple is well connected with private taxis and local buses from the temple.
- By Metro-Akshardham Metro station (Blue Line) is 350 meters (walk) away from the temple.
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