Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Akshardham Temple

When we talk about the temple then directly there into my mind is india because India has many temples with against the background of the society who embraced Buddhism and Hindu, one of which is the temple of Akshardham.

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. source: www.akshardham.com

Akshardham Temple in Delhi has an important place in Delhi's tourism. was officially opened on 6 November 2005. The structure depicts great Indian culture and its architecture is simply immaculate. The temple is located at NH 24, Noida Mor, New Delhi. This amazing structure comprises of 20,000 statues, floral motifs and exquisite carved pillars made of stones.

The building was inspired and moderated by Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the spiritual head of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, whose 3,000 volunteers helped 7,000 artisans construct Akshardham. There are various structures within the temple which depicts the history and culture of Hindu Religion.

The main monument, at the center of the complex, is 141-foot (43 m) high, 316-foot (96 m) wide, and 370-foot (110 m) long, and is covered top to bottom with carved details of flora, fauna, dancers, musicians, and deities.

It is built along the river Yamuna and lies over an area of around 100 acres with beautiful gardens, water fountains and carved pavilions. The temple took complete two years for completion and a hefty sum of rupees was invested in the construction. According to estimates, around 2 billion was spent in the construction of this masterpiece which indeed depicts the great Hindu religion. source: www.delhicapital.com

Akshardham temple open time for public: 9AM - 9PM from tuesday to sunday. Closed on monday.

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