CHAPTER 1: Traveling to Akshardham Temple.
CHAPTER 2: Entering the Akshardham Temple (security checkup)
Things Allowed in Akshardham Temple.
- Reading Glasses
- Shoes / Hat
- Wallet (Not Purse) / Belt.
- House Key/ Vehicle Keys.
Things that are Not Allowed in Akshardham Temple.
- Mobile Phones/Cameras/ Radio and another electronic item.
- Food and drink from outside.
- Bags and other Luggage
- Improper,disrespectful dress
- Smoking,alcohol,tobacco and addictive substances.
Quick Tip : Hotels near Akshardham temple
The nearest place from Akshardham temple is Mayur Vihar there you can find the best hotels to stay I would suggest you Hotel Holiday INN which is a 3 star hotel with good location, alternately you can stay at Hotel Jukaso Inn, Sunder Nagar which is a bit less costly but very good hotel in the price range.
CHAPTER 3: Swaminarayan Akshardham
The Swaminarayan Akshardham the ‘eternal abode’ of Bhagwan Swaminarayan, is a 100-acre cultural complex with the sprawling facility was constructed in 5 years with 11,000 artisans and volunteers, as I mentioned it showcases the India’s art ,culture, architecture, values, and wisdom.
Akshardham is a place of pure devotion and spiritual bliss and it’s true that your mind becomes still and the soul connects with the divine.
When you enter the premises you will admire and appreciate the Hand-carved sculptures of god and goddesses over Rajasthan pink sandstone and marble, walking further you’ll see Das Dwar(The Ten Gates)
Das Dwar(The Ten Gates)
- Bhakti Dwar(Gate of Devotion)
- Mayur Dwar(The Peacock Gates)
- Charnarvind(Holy Footprints)
Through the Bhakti Dwar or Gate of Devotion, one enters Akshardham’s Visitor Center. The Visitor Center greets everyone with a display of bells to welcome all that is good. In the Visitor Center, one will find volunteers ready to assist in planning one’s time at the Akshardham complex. Informative posters help introduce the complex and its different components, exiting the Bhakti Dwar you will see the massive Akshardham Temple in front of you at a distance of 50 meters , walking towards the main temple you will see Murties (Deities) beautifully carved in the stone, murties of God and Goddesses and elephant depicting the ancient wisdom and value tales of India in generally three themes Elephant with Nature, Elephant with Mankind and Elephant with God.
Note:- Footwear must be removed before entering the mandir, you can put your footwear at the Boot House the person will give you the token.
CHAPTER 4: The Main Temple
Inside the Akshardham mandir, you will also see som
- A cloth with an imprint of his holy footprints.
- Wooden sandals
- Nails,hair,holy thread, and ashes
- A dhoti and shawl
- Wooden necklace
e sacred relics of Bhagwan
The External wall of Mandir is 25ft high, it comprises of beautifully carved stones including 200 sculpted figures honoring the great deities, acharyas, rishis and philosophers of Indian culture and many forms of Ganeshji.
CHAPTER 5: Main Attractions
CHAPTER 6: General Information
Timings From Tuesday to Sunday (Monday Closed)
- First Entry : 9:30 a.m.
- Last Entry : 6:30 p.m.
- Murti Darshan is Free of Cost
- Exhibitions Fees apply
- Cloakroom Facility Free of Cost.
- Photo Booths Fees Apply.