• Kanika Chauhan

Akshardham: Divine Abode of God

Akshardham is also known as Bhagwan Swaminarayan Complex. Akshardham means divine adobe of God. It’s a Hindu temple and spiritual cultural campus in Capital of India. The temple was inaugurated on 6 November 2005 by A P J Abdul Kalam. It is hailed as never ending place of devotion, purity and peace. The temple complex maintains a step well-styled courtyard and 60 acres of lush lawns featuring the bronze statues of Indian heroes and also including patriots and warriors.

The Akshardham experience is an informative journey through India’s glorious art, values and contributions for the progress, happiness and harmony of mankind.

Temple is registered as the World’s largest comprehensive Hindu temple in the Guinness World Record, the temple is an architectural marvel built from detailed sandstone and marble. Moreover, the temple organizes exhibitions on Swaminarayan’s life teachings and also organizes a musical fountain and light show after sunset every day.

Spiritual Significance

Each and every part of Akshardham sings with spirituality the Mandir, the Exhibitions even the Gardens. The Mandir has over 200 murtis, representing various spiritual stalwarts over many millennia. The spiritual premise of Akshardham is that every soul is potentially divine. Whether we are serving the family, the country our neighbours or all living beings the world over, each service can help one move towards divinity.

Exhibitions

The exhibitions are displayed in 3 huge halls. Every hall made with a unique display style. A source of education, information and motivation, they are a fourfold combination of art, science, culture and spirituality.

The mesmerizing exhibitions create amazing environments capable of transporting viewers to early India. A perfect fusion of ancient values and wisdom and the best of modern media and technology, the exhibitions offer you a powerful, soul-stirring experience of Hindu heritage and universal values. The three halls are Sahajanand Darshan (Hall of Values); Neelkanth Darshan (Giant screen Film); Sanskruti Darshan (Cultural Boat Ride).

Sahajanand Darshan (Hall of Values)

Hall of values gives you experience enduring human values through films and robotic shows. The shows are representing the ideals of nonviolence, honesty, family harmony, and spirituality.

Neelkanth Darshan (Giant screen film)

Come and take your seat in this unique big screen theater and explore the highest mountains and deepest gorges of the Himalayas trek through the rain forests of Assam and see the magnificent Rameshwaram mandir.

Sanskruti Darshan (Cultural Boat Ride)

The boat ride is a journey through 10,000 years of glorious heritage. Boat ride gives you the experience of the lifestyle of the Vedic era. During the boating, you can learn about the discoveries and inventions of the rishi-scientists of India, see the world’s first university of Takshashila, sail through the caves of Ajanta-Ellora and discover India’s contributions to humanity through the ages.

Sahaj Anand – Multimedia Water Show

As the sun sets, take your seat in the courtyard of the gods and watch the innocence of children challenge the power of the mighty. Multi-color lasers, video projections, underwater flames, water jets and surround sound in symphony with lights and live actors turn out a charming and exciting presentation. Sahaj Anand Water Show is a breathtaking 24-minute presentation that mesmerizes your mood and makes your day.

Garden of India

Garden of India is also known as the Bharat Upavan. A huge garden has lush manicured lawns, trees, and shrubs. The garden is lined with the bronze portrait of contributors to India’s culture and history also include children, women, national figures, freedom fighters, and warriors of India, as well as notable figures like Mahatma Gandhi.

Timings: 09:30 am to 06:30 pm

Entry Fee: INR 170 (Adults); INR 100 (Children)

Nearest Metro Station: Akshardham

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