Akshardham Temple (अक्षरधाम मंदिर)
Akshardham or Swaminarayan Akshardham is a temple which is situated in the east district of the capital. It is a temple which is devoted to Hindu God Swaminarayan. There is an idol or murti which is made of him in the main centre complex of the temple which is 11 foot in height and is purely made up of gold. The temple was built by Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Sanstha (BAPS). The temple is a place where spirituality, culture and tradition of Indian culture could be seen here.
Construction and Built
The Akshardham temple is biggest temple in the capital and most people come here to see the beauty of art that prevailed in the history of India. The temple was inaugurated by Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam on 6th November 2005. The construction of the temple is done according to the historical mythologies which are Vastru shastra and Pancharatra shastra and the main temple building is in the centre of the whole complex. It is surrounded by water all around.
The Akshardham Mandir is 141 foot high and 316 foot wide. The walls of the temple have been carved with flora, fauna, and other major creations which are too much attractive. The construction of the temple has been done by the Rajasthani Pink sandstone Italian Carrara marble. The temple has not been built by steel or concrete so as to give it a longer life span to the temple. There is a garden in the front of the Akshardham temple and is so much beautifully designed that it looks so much refreshing.
In the night, there is a musical fountain show which is held at the temple palace. The length of the show is around 24 minutes. The fountain uses multi colored light lasers, video projections, underwater flames, water jets and surround sound which are matched with the lights which displayed. The dimensions of the musical fountain are 300 feet by 300 feet.