Akshardham Temple

The temple is considered as one of the most famous religious travel location in Gujarat. There are many forms of interesting attractions apart from offering puja here. There are a number of Mandaps where different types of religious works are done. The Akshardham Temple also attract a lot of crowd for its daily aartis and havans that are done in an artistic and spiritual way that is sure to enchant the onlookers.

There is an exhibition hall that shows videos that include light and sound shows of the Lord Swaminarayan and his life and also the various cultures of India. One can also view the water show that is a major part of the temple. Also various parts of Ramayana and Mahabharata are also engulfed in glasses for the tourists to view them. The huge combination of religious and entertainment features make the site a must visit travel location in Gujarat.

History

The temple is built to dedicate the religious works of Swaminarayan who is a famous saint on the pages of Gujarat. His followers find great solace in the Akshardham Temple which is a complete architectural magnificent. The 7 feet idol of Lord Swaminarayan is the most fascinating aspect of the sprawling temple. The Akshardham Temple was built and opened to public in the year 1992.
The Akshardham Temple is an enormous construction with dimensions of 108 feet high with several more buildings in its vicinity. It compiles as a significant travel destination in India due to its popularity and inherited beauty. The center main temple is made of pink stones cutting a rare colorful site. The chiseled form of the outside décor of the temple is also a fascinating fact that makes this temple a true gem. There are a variety of stone carvings that adds further beauty to the temple façade.

Where is it located?

The majestic Akshardham Temple is a prominent location in the capital city of Gandhinagar, on the banks of the Sabarmati River in Gujarat. Gandhinagar is a popular city in the western state of Gujarat with several connections. It is just 18 kilometers away from Ahmedabad airport. Gandhinagar is also a prominent railway station on the western railway corridor of the country with several trains passing through it. The National Highway No. 8 can also be used to reach Gandhinagar via Mumbai, Delhi or Chandigarh.

Ideal Visiting Time

The temple is open every day and can be visited any time of the year.

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