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Closed on Monday. Last entry is made by 6:30 P.M.
All days of the week except Monday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM

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N.H.24, Noida More, New Delhi 110092, India
+91-11-43442344 +91-11-22016688
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All days of the week except Monday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Closed on Monday. Last entry is made by 6:30 P.M.
visit duration
6 to 10 hours

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about swaminarayan akshardham temple

Dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan, the Akshardham Temple in Delhi has been built following the Vastu Sashtra and Pancharata Sashtra. The temple is symbolic of the Indian culture, architecture and spirituality. This is a pretty huge complex and will take up most of the day if you plan to see it all. Below are the highlights of the temple.

The Monument

The unique feature in the architectural plan is the complete absence of steel. The temple contains 234 ornate pillars, 9 domes and  20,000 statues and sculptures. The walls of the main monument are covered top to bottom with carvings of dancers, deities, flora and fauna. One can see a blend of various architectural styles used across India

The Central Dome

A huge statue of Swaminarayan stands under the central dome. The statue is surrounded by several other spiritual gurus of the sect as well as prominent Indian deities. Each statue is made of an amalgamation of 5 elements ( Pancha dhatu).

Hall of Values (Shahajanand Pradarshan)

This hall features a diorama portraying the life events of Swaminarayan and his message about the importance of humility, kindness, devotion to God and serving others.

The Theatre (Nilkanth Kalyan Yatra)

Here you can see a movie made of the pilgrimage of Nilkanth Varni, and 18th century child-yogi. This film was shot in 108 Indian locations - from the icy peaks of the Himalayas to the jungles and shores of South India.

The Boat Ride

A 12-minute boat ride takes you on a spectacular journey of 10,000 years of the Indian heritage. From ancient Vedic villages and bazaars to famous discoveries and inventions by Indian sages and scientists, the entire boat ride is a beautiful experience in its own.

Musical Fountain (Yagnapurush Kund)

A fascinating blend of Vedic Yagna Kund and a musical fountain, this stepwell features 108 miniature shrines and 2,870 steps. The design in the Akshardham Temple is in accordance with the geometric calculations of the Jayaakhya Samhita that is a testimony of the advanced mathematical prowess of the Vedic scholars, In the centre lies a lotus shaped kund (pond) which becomes the site of the musical fountain show in the evenings. The show portrays the concept of 'Circle of Life'

Garden of India (Bharat Upvan)

The grounds surrounding the Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple is very well laid with manicured lawns, trees and flowers interspersed with sculptures and bronze statues of freedom fighters, scholars and eminent Indian personalities. 

Food Court (Premvati Ahargriha)

This is a vegetarian food court which is modelled after the famous Ajanta and Ellora Caves. 'Ayurvedic Bazaars' also forms part of the theme. A number of traditional Indian cuisines are available here.

To sum it up, the temple will take you into a different world altogether, with its intriguing historical paraphernalia, beauty and simplicity.

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Ajmer Singh
Ajmer Singh
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Nov 26 2014
R/Sir I want some information about school tour please tell us any concision on school tour in entry fee all the children. Thank you
Dezul Udani
Dezul Udani
Beautiful temple with lots of attraction inside
Jul 02 2014
The Swaminarayan temple is the one of the must visit place of Delhi. This is the replica of the original temple in Gujarat. Apart from the temple there are many attractions within the temple which you do not want to leave. The musical fountain, the b ...... read more