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Akshardham Temple

Akshardham Temple
The Akshardham Temple is a massive temple complex in Delhi. It has got 20,000 statues, floral motifs, arches as well as exquisitely carved pillars.

The Akshardham Temple in Delhi was constructed under the patronage of the Bochasanvasi Aksharpurushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) and initiated on November 7, 2005. The temple complex represents an unique blend of the Hindu religion and Indian culture.

The Akshardham temple complex stands on the banks of the Yamuna and has more than a 100 acres of lawn decorated with water fountains and carved pavilions. An amount of 2 billions was spent on the building that took around 2 years to complete.

There is the IMAX theater, the Swaminarayan temple and a beautiful musical fountain in the large Akshardham temple in Delhi. The architectural design is a copy of the Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. The chief monument of the Akshardham temple is about 141 feet high and possesses a grand statue of Lord Swaminarayan.

The followings are some of the important facts about the temple:
  • Year of Construction: 2005
  • Constructed by: BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha
  • Managed by: Swaminarayan Sect
  • Other Deities: Shri Radha Krishna Dev, Shri Sita Ram, Shri Laxmi Narayan and Shri Uma Maheshwar.
  • Opening Schedule: 9 am - 9 pm (Tuesday-Sunday). Closed on Monday.

Popular features of the Akshardham Temple in Delhi

r important feature inside the temple is the beautiful garden known as Garden of India. Popular as Bharat Upavan, the Garden of India spreads over acres and acres of well manicured lawns, large trees and a host of other plants and shrubs. The garden also has several bronze sculptures of famous Indian personalities that have contributed to India's history and culture. The various sculptures include the figures of freedom fighters, and other important people of India. Out of all the sculptures the most notable one is that of Mahatma Gandhi's.

Narayan Sarovar

The Narayan Sarovar is a holy lake that surrounds the main building of the Akshardham temple. The Narayan Sarovar contains waters from about 151 lakes and Rivers that were blessed by the famous Swaminarayan. There are 108 gaumukhs surrounding the pious lake that symbolize Janmangal Namavali.

AARSH Centre

The AARSH is a research center within the Akshardham complex. This research center is a place where eminent scholars and students carry out practical research and studies on social harmony and other related topics. Researchers in India can conduct research and affiliate their research papers with this institute. There are also numerous foreign students that travel to this research instate to carry out studies in topics like rural welfare, medicine, ecology social welfare etc.

Location of Akshardham Temple, Delhi

Akshardham Temple - Entry Fee, Timing, Address, Official Website

AddressN.H.24, Near Noida Mor, New Delhi, Delhi - 110092
Entry Fee for Exhibition:Entry fee per person for adults :170 Rs
Entry fee per person for children : 100 Rs.
Entry fee per person for senior citizens : 125 Rs.
Exhibition Timing:9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Entry Fee for Musical Fountain:Entry fee per person for Indians : 30 Rs.
Entry fee per person for Children : 20 Rs.
Entry fee per person for senior citizens : 30 Rs.
Musical Fountain Show Timing:6.45 PM
Murti Darshan:9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Premvati Food Court:11:00 AM - 10.00 PM
Main Entry Timing:9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Days When ClosedMonday
Phone No (Official) +91-11-43442344 / +91-11-22016688
Photography allowed or notNot allowed
Parking facilityYes (fees apply)
Parking Timing:9:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Nearest railway stationAkshardham Temple Metro Station

Last Updated on : April 20, 2015