Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Akshardham Temple



Akshardham is a Hindu temple complex in Delhi, India. Also referred to as Delhi Akshardham or Swaminarayan Akshardham, the complex displays centuries of traditional Indian and Hindu culture, spirituality, and architecture. The building was inspired and moderated by Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the spiritual head of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Santsha, whose 3,000 volunteers helped 7,000 artisans construct Akshardham.
The temple, which attracts approximately 70 percent of all tourists who visit Delhi, was officially opened on 6 November 2005. It sits on the banks of the Yamuna adjacent to the proposed 2010 Commonwealth Games village. The monument at the center of the complex of built off of the Vastu Shastra and Pancharatra Shastra. The complex features a large central monument crafted entirely of stone, exhibitions on incidents from the life of Bhagwan Swaminarayan and the history of India, an IMAX feature, a musical fountain, and large landscaped gardens.
Beautiful… I wish to visit it one day!

13 comments:

Yudith said...

Hola Ana Cristina, que belleza de Templo y es real! Gracias por las fotos! Tienes premios en mi Blog! Besos

.Thequeens said...

hi there :D u too^^

Italodisco said...

Nice photos! how are you?

Paul Junior said...

ola miga, obrigado por visita na meu blog......:)

Nanda said...

So beautiful!!! I loved your blog...
I'll come back!!!
:-)

BRI Jakarta Veteran said...

The great Temples

Paul Junior said...

thansk for ur visit my best friends
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C said...

Hey girl! Thank you for following me on goolge follower! :) I am now following you, too! :) I'm the purple unicorn! :)

What a beautiful temple you have here! Although, still not as beautiful as the temple of our hearts! :)

~C

kenwooi said...

nicely taken =)

Ari said...

nice photos, may I download them for non commercial use ?
thank you very much

your-lyric said...

Beautiful building ...nicely taken.. do you have more pics of this...how about the interior? good job

lina@happy family said...

Same here, I really wanna visit the temple one day...

Nitin said...

yea.. even i wanna visit that place some day :)