Thursday, August 19, 2010
Akshardham Temple Delhi, Akshardham Delhi, Akshardham India
The first thing that crosses one's mind or rather they must cross the mind is the name of the mandir, Akshardham. The very sound of which suggests a great sense of nomenclature meeting. Akshardham means the eternal, divine abode of the supreme God, the abode of eternal values and virtues of Akshar as defined in the Vedas and Upanishads where divine bhakti, purity and peace forever pervades. The full tour mandir can be considered to consist of sub itenaries below for each darshanarthee or devotee.
The great central monument, other monuments of religious importance, such as fingerprints or doors of the Hall of ten values (fee) - 45 minutes, Audio Animatronics show the screen IMAX theater Neelkanth (Paid) - 40 minute film, Paseo Boat by the Heritage Indian artifacts and models (fee) - 12 min.
The beautiful monument built without steel, consists of 234 ornately carved pillars, 9 ornate domes, 20 shikhars homer, a spectacular Gajendra Marrow (plinth of stone elephants) and murtis 20. 000 and statues of India's great sadhus, devotees, acharyas and divine personalities. The monument is a fusion of pink stone and pure white marble, where pink stone symbolizes bhakti in eternal bloom and white marble of absolute purity and eternal peace.
Akshardham was created by HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj in fulfillment of the desire of his guru, Maharaj Yogiji Brahmaswarup, the fourth successor in the spiritual hierarchy of Bhagwan Swaminarayan. In just a short period of five years Swaminarayan Akshardham became a reality through the blessings of Pramukh Swami Maharaj, 300 million man hours of epic services rendered by 11,000 volunteers, sadhus and artisans and the immense sacrifice, austerities , prayers of hundreds of thousands of young and old devotees of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha.