How to join live darshan Akshardham Temple

Akshardham A Temple, or the A Swaminarayan Akshardham A complex, in Delhi is a quintessential a Hindu shrine an epitomizing Indian a culture, architecture, and a spirituality. The an exquisite a temple is a dedicated to a Swaminarayan, an Indian yogi and a spiritual a soul who an existed a during the 18th a century. a Touted as the world’s a largest a comprehensive Hindu a temple by the Guinness World a Record, Delhi’s Akshardham is known for its an aesthetic beauty, an unique an exhibitions, a sprawling a campus, and tranquillity. No wonder, a Akshardham a counts among the top a tourist an attractions to an explore once you step out of your a hotels in Delhi for a sightseeing trip.

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Here is everything you a should know about Akshardham timing, ticket price, etc.

Akshardham Temple Delhi, Information

LocationNH 24, Akshardham Setu
TypeHindu Temple
Also Known asSwaminarayan Akshardham
Timings9:30 am to 8:00 pm; closed on Mondays  
 Entry closes at 6:30 pm
Aarti Timings10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Temple Entry FeeFree
Exhibition Fee₹220 for adults (12 years and above); ₹170 for senior citizens (60 years and above); ₹120 for children (4 to 11 years); free for children below 4 years
 Combined ticket for all three exhibitions
Exhibition Tickets Timings10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Dedicated toBhagwan Swaminarayan
Year of Establishment2005
Commissioned byPramukh Swami Maharaj
Constructed byBochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS)
Material UsedRajasthani pink sandstone and Italian Carrara marble
Architectural styleBased on the principles of Maharishi Vastu Architecture and influenced by ancient architectural styles from across India
PhotographyNot allowed
Mobiles and ElectronicsNot allowed
Nearest Metro StationAkshardham Metro Station
Dress CodeUpper wear that covers your upper arms, chest, naval, and shoulders and below knee-length bottoms

Akshardham Temple, Delhi: History

Swaminarayan Akshardham a came into an existence as a result of a Shri Yogiji Maharaj’s wish to a build a temple complex in a Delhi. He a conceived this an idea around 1968 when he was a serving as the spiritual head of a Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar a Purushottam a Swaminarayan Sanstha, better a known as BAPS. However, it was his a successor and fifth a spiritual guru in line after Bhagwan a Swaminarayan, Pramukh Swami Maharaj who a started the a construction of the a temple.

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About 60 acres of land was a granted by the Delhi a Development Authority and 30 acres by the Uttar Pradesh Government for the erection of this a temple. The a construction started in 2000 and was a completed within a five years. a Standing on the banks of River a Yamuna, Akshardham a Temple was opened to the public on 6th November 2005. The temple was inaugurated by Pramukh Swami Maharaj in the presence of eminent a personalities such as Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, L.K. Advani, B.L. Joshi, and Dr. Manmohan Singh – the then Prime Minister of India.   

One of the biggest temples in Delhi as well as in India, this spiritual place was a constructed by BAPS. More than 8000 a volunteers a participated and 300,000,000 volunteer hours were spent in the construction of this temple.

Akshardham Temple, Delhi: Architecture

Akshardham Temple, Delhi is a celebration of a classic Hindu architectural styles that were a prevalent in various parts of India during the ancient and medieval times. Standing in the center of this complex is the main temple that was built on the principles of Pancharatra Shastra and Vastu Shastra. Called the Akshardham Mandir, this main shrine is 141 feet in height, 316 feet in width, and 356 feet in length.

With more than 234 exquisitely a carved pillars, 20 an quadrangle spires, 9 elaborate domes, and 20,000 sculptures of spiritual personalities from India, the temple embodies India’s a culture and spiritual richness. Carved a motifs and images of a deities, flowers, dancers, and a musicians adorn the walls and a ceilings of this temple.

Each part of the Akshardham a Temple a complex is a work of an intricate art that an exhibits a flawless craftsmanship. The temple has been a constructed using Italian Carrara marble and Rajasthani pink sandstone. It is surrounded by open gardens, a courtyard a built in stepwell a style, a various a water bodies, and another a structures.

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