Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple Gandhinagar Gujarat India
Akshardham is very famous “Swaminarayan Temple” in Gujarat India. Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple is located in Gandhinagar, Gandhinagar Ahmadabad Highway in Gujarat India.
Swami Gunatitanand is called Swaminarayan's Akshardham the eternal abode. According to the Swaminarayan philosophy whenever Lord Swaminarayan incarnates on this planet he brings with him his Akshardham.
Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple Gandhinagar - History
Gunatitanand Swami is also called Aksharbrahma and ranks second in the hierarchy of the Bochasanvasi Akshar Purushottam Sanstha which built the Akshardham Monument in Gujarat India. Inspiring episodes and incidents from the glorious history of Sanatan Dharma are presented in sound and light form for the benefit of the visitors. The show takes the visitors through various facets of Hinduism. So far millions of people have visited the monument since its inception on November 2, 1992 in Gujarat.
At the center of the spacious Akshardham complex, a delicate and beautiful architectural masterpiece - the Akshardham Monument - enshrines the Golden Murti ( Golden Idol) of Lord Swaminarayan, the founder of the Swaminarayan Faith.
Swaminarayan Akshardham Gandhinagar Fountain, Water Show, Museum, Laser Show is always center of attraction in Akshardham Temple Gujarat. You need to confirm various timing at Akshardham Temple Gandhinagar, check out Akshardham Water Show Timing, Laser Show Timing, Musical Fountain Timing etc…
Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple Gujarat - Design
Designed and crafted according to ancient Indian Architectural Treatises (called the Sthaapatya shastras), the monument radiates a spiritual aura into the complex. The monument is awash with silence and peace, which one spontaneously experiences in the three floors - Hari Mandapam, Vibhuti Mandapam, Prasadi Mandapam
Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple Gandhinagar - Architectural Wonders
Tallest structural stone pillars in India - four delicately sculpted pillars rise to 33 ft.
Longest stone support beams in stone architecture - 22 ft. long single-piece beams, each weighing 5 tons.
No iron or steel - from foundation to pinnacle - only stone has been used.
73 richly patterned and 63 partially carved pillars.
16 pillars with profuse roopkam - sculptures and figures.
64 large traditional sculptures with spiritual meanings and 192 small figures of gods and goddesses adorn the pillars.
5 types of stones used in the Monument : 1. Pink sandstone from Bansipahadpur. 2. Yellow stone from Jesalmer. 3. White marble from Makrana. 4. Maroon granite from Jhansi. 5. White marble from Ambaji.
160,000 cubic feet of pink sandstone has been carved and assembled.
25 domes of varying sizes and depths.
Intricately carved from both sides - 30 large windows and 24 small grills.
Grandly ornate porch and 3 exclusively decorated porticos.
220 stone beams for structural support.
57 stone screens for controlling light and enhancing beauty.
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