Swaminarayan Akshardham (New Delhi) is a Hindu sanctuary, and profound social grounds in New Delhi, India. The sanctuary is near the line with Noida. Likewise alluded to as Akshardham Temple or Akshardham Delhi, the complex presentations centuries of customary and current Hindu culture, otherworldliness, and design. Roused by Yogiji Maharaj and made by Pramukh Swami Maharaj, it was developed by BAPS.
The sanctuary was authoritatively opened on 6 November 2005 by Pramukh Swami Maharaj within the sight of Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Manmohan Singh, L.K Advani and B.L Joshi. The sanctuary, at the focal point of the complex, was worked by the Vastu shastra and Pancharatra shastra.
In Swaminarayan Akshardham New Delhi, like its archetype Swaminarayan Akshardham in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, the principle altar is the point of convergence and keeps up with the focal situation of the whole perplexing. There are different display corridors which give data about the life and work of Swaminarayan. The fashioners of the complex have taken on contemporary methods of correspondence and innovation to make the different display lobbies.
The perplexing components an abhishek mandap, Sahaj Anand water show, a topical nursery, and three presentations in particular Sahajanand Darshan (Hall of Values), Neelkanth Darshan (an IMAX film on the early existence of Swaminarayan as the high school yogi, Neelkanth), and Sanskruti Darshan (social boat ride). As indicated by Swaminarayan Hinduism, the word Akshardham implies the residence of Swaminarayan and accepted by devotees as a transient home of God on the planet.
The primary fascination of the Swaminarayan Akshardham complex is the Akshardham Mandir. It rises 141-foot (43 m) high, ranges 316-foot (96 m) wide, and expands 356-foot (109 m) long. It is unpredictably cut with greenery, fauna, artists, artists, and gods.
The Akshardham Mandir was planned by BAPS Swamis and Virendra Trivedi, an individual from the Sompura family. It is altogether built from Rajasthani pink sandstone and Italian Carrara marble. In light of conventional Hindu building rules (Shilpa shastras) on greatest sanctuary life range, it utilizes ferrous metal. In this way, it has no help from steel or cement.
The mandir additionally comprises of 234 elaborately cut columns, nine arches, and 20,000 murtis of masters, enthusiasts, and acharyas. The mandir additionally includes the Gajendra Pith at its base, a plinth honoring the elephant for its significance in Hindu culture and India’s set of experiences. It contains 148 life measured elephants in all out gauging an aggregate of 3000 tons.
Under the sanctuary’s focal vault lies the 11-foot (3.4m) high murti of Swaminarayan situated in abhayamudra to whom the sanctuary is committed. Swaminarayan is encircled by pictures of the confidence’s heredity of Gurus portrayed either in a reverential stance or in a stance of administration. Each murti is made of paanch dhaatu or five metals in agreement to Hindu practice. The sanctuary likewise houses the murtis of Sita Ram, Radha Krishna, Shiv Parvati, and Lakshmi Narayan.