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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Akshardham Temple: A Temporal Home of God on Earth



If you are in Delhi, it is a must to visit Akshardham Temple: A Temporal Home of God on Earth which dedicated to Swaminarayan whose childhood name is Nilkanth.

Officially opened in November 2005, This Hindu temple attracts 70% of all tourists who visit Delhi. It is a wonderful place to experience the show of millennium of traditional Hindu and Indian culture, spirituality and architecture.

Temple Timings


Darshan: 9:30am to 8:00pm
Arti: 10:00am and 6:00pm

Yogi Hraday Kamal

A sunken gardinene, shaped like a lotus when viewed from above, features large stones engraved with quotes from world luminaries ranging from Shakespeare and Martin Luther King to Swami Vivekananda and Swaminarayan.

Nilkanth Abhishek

Devotees offer abhishek, a ritual of pouring water on to the murti of Nilkanth Varni, and express their reverence and prayers for spiritual upliftment and fulfilment of wishes.

Narayan Sarovar

The Narayan Sarovar is a lake that surrounds the main monument. The lake contains holy waters from 151 rivers and lakes that are believed to have been sanctified by Swaminarayan, including Mansarovar. Surrounding the Narayan Sarovar are 108 gaumukhs, symbolising Janmangal Namavali or the 108 names for god, from which holy water issues forth.

Premvati Ahargruh

The Premvati Ahargruh/the Premvati Food Court is a vegetarian restaurant modelled on the Ajanta and Ellora caves in Maharashtra, India and an Ayurvedic bazaar. The restaurant caters a variety of traditional dishes.

AARSH Centre

The Akshardham Centre for Applied Research in Social Harmony or the AARSH Centre is a centre within the complex that applies research of social harmony and related topics. Scholars and students may conduct practical research through AARSH. Researchers have the ability to carry out their research projects and affiliate their papers with AARSH. Studies on education, medicare, tribal and rural welfare, ecology, and culture are conducted within the centre.

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