Saturday, November 5, 2011

Akshardham


Akshardham is one of the best tourist attractions in India and it is a Hindu temple situated in Delhi. Swaminarayan Akshardham represents traditional Hindu values, culture, architecture and mysticism. This temple was inspired and moderated by head of BAPS (Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha) Shri Pramukh Swami Maharaj. Akshardham was opened for general public on 6th November 2005 and situated on the banks of river Yamuna and just besides the newly constructed 2010 Commonwealth Games Village. The main attractions of the temple are stone crafted monument in the centre, IMAX theatre, musical fountain, demonstration of the life of Swaminarayan and landscaped gardens.

The main monument of the temple is covered top to bottom with carved details for fauna, dancers, musicians, flora and deities. Akshardham is completely constructed from Italian Carrara Marbles and Pink Stones from Rajasthan and has no support of concrete or steel structure. Temple has large number carved pillars, domes and statues of Hindu devotees, archaryas and sadhus, large scale elephant stone structure. In the centre dome statue of Lord Swaminarayan is placed and surrounded by statues of other gurus. All the statues including Ram Sita, Shiv Parvati, Lakshmi Narayan and Radha Krishna are made from five metals.

Attractions of Akshardham

Hall of Values: This is known as Sahajanand Pradarshan, which represents incidents of Lord Swaminarayan life with the use of technology like robotics and dioramas. It represents 18th century India and dioramas using robotics, light and sound effects, fiber optics, music and dialogues.

Theatre: This is known as Neelkanth Kalyan Yatra and display film specially commissioned for the temple, to recount 7 year pilgrimage made by Swaminarayan during his teenage across the India. The file which represents this is known as Mystic India and released in the cinemas worldwide.

Musical Fountain: This is known as Yagnapurush Kund and it is largest step well which provides rest for the visitors during the day time and in the night visitors will seat on it to watch musical fountain show.

Ride of Boat: Boat ride which takes you on a journey through 10,000 years in time of approximately 12 minutes and known as Sanskruti Vihar. Boats used for this ride is peacock shaped and it flaws on the artificial river and passing through various models such Takshashila University, Ancient Hospitals, Bazaars and message for better future of India.

Garden: This is known as Bharat Upavan and has lush green lawns, trees and bushes. It lined with bronze figures of persons who contributed to India’s culture and history including figures of Mahatma Gandhi.

Milestone that matters for every Indian achieved by Akshardham Temple Delhi as it had received Guinness World Record for World’s largest comprehensive Hindu temple.

India Holiday is all about experiencing Indian values, traditions and variety in culture.

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