The city of Delhi is an example of culture and religion which attract people from all over the world. A big reason which attracts the people is the Akshardham Temple, which is also known as Swaminarayan Temple.
The Akshardham Temple is one of the large temples of the world. Most of the tourist come to Delhi also visit the Akshardham. This temple was officially opened on November 6, 2005, by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
The Akshardham Temple measures 141 feet (43 m) high, 316 feet (96 m) wide and 356 feet long (109 m). It is decorated with flowers, animals, dancers, musicians, and followers. The design of the temple is based on the Maharishi Vastu architecture. Temple is mainly made from Rajasthani pink stones and made from Italian marble. It has been built according to Hindu craft and the theme is based on other historical Hindu temples. Steel and concrete were not used in the manufacturing of the temple.
This temple is decorated with 234 pieces of Pilar, 9 domes and 20000 sadhus, followers and Acharya idols. Gajendra Peeth is also in the lower part of the temple. There is a pillar giving homage to the elephant and it has given great importance in Hindu literature and culture. It has 148 large elephants, which weigh about 3000 tons.
Today the Akshardham Temple has become the center of attraction of Delhi city and at present, it is impossible to imagine Delhi city without Akshardham Temple. The main building of the Akshardham temple is surrounded by a lake called Narayan Sarovar which contains about 151 huge lakes and rivers of the country. Nearly 108 Gaumukh have been built near the lake and it is believed that 108 Gaumukh represents Hindu God.
How to reach Akshardham Temple:
From anywhere in Delhi take metro to Akshardham metro station. Its walking distance from metro station to reach Akshardham Temple.
100 per person for children (Exhibition)
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