Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Places to Visit in Delhi: Akshardham Temple
This attractive structure & masterpiece architecture was built under the support & funding of the Bochasanvasi Aksharpurushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS). The temple was inaugurated on November 7, 2005 by Pramukhswami Maharaj (Leader of BAPS).
Akshardham Temple in Delhi has an important place in Delhi's tourism. The structure depicts great Indian culture & its architecture is basically immaculate. The temple is located at NH 24, Noida Mor, New Delhi. This amazing structure comprises of 20,000 statues, floral motifs & exquisite carved pillars made of stones.
It is built along the river Yamuna & lies over an area of around 100 acres with attractive gardens, water fountains & carved pavilions. The temple took complete one years for completion & a hefty sum of rupees was invested in the construction. According to estimates, around 2 billion was spent in the construction of this masterpiece which indeed depicts the great Hindu religion.
The architecture of Akshardham temple is similar to the five at Gandhinagar in Gujarat. The main monument at the temple is about 141 feet high with a attractive statue of Lord Swaminarayan. There's various structures within the temple which depicts the history & culture of Hindu Religion.