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Swaminarayan Akshardham

Updated: Mar 21, 2017 01:12 AM
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स्वामीनारायण अक्षरधाम (Swaminarayan Akshardham) - NH 24, Akshardham Setu, New Delhi - 110092
Pramukh Swami Maharaj dedicated himself to fulfilling his guru`s(Yogiji Maharaj) wish, giving the vision and inspiration for स्वामीनारायण अक्षरधाम (Swaminarayan Akshardham) on the banks of the Yamuna River at New Delhi. User Guides: http://akshardham.com/download/visitor-guide/

Key Highlights

» More than 300,000,000 Volunteer hours to make this Holy Complex.
» 8,000 volunteers from across the world participated in building.
» Built from Intricately Carved Sandstone and Marble.
» Build and Organized by Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS).

Timeline

1971

It was the wish of Yogiji Maharaj to build a mandir on the banks of the Yamuna River

26 May 2000

First meeting on site

8 November 2000

Performs ground breaking ceremony

2 July 2001

First stone laying ceremony

28 February 2002

On site guidance

9 Feb 2003

Nurturing thoughts for the nursery and gardens of Akshardham

19 November 2003

Visiting stone carving workshop in Sikandara, Rajasthan

24 November 2003

Understanding the planned paintings inside the mandir

15 April 2004

Sanctifying the entry pillar

16 April 2004

On an observation tour of the under-construction exhibition hall

17 July 2005

Murti-Sthaapan ceremony

6 November 2005

President of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam during the opening ceremony

Information

Timing
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM (Entry Closed 6:30 PM)
Closed: Every Monday]
Arti
10:00 AM, 6:00 PM
Abhishek Mandap: Darshan and Puja: 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Abhishek Mandap: Arti: 6:30 PM
Exhibitions : 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Ticket Window: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sahajanand Darshan (1 hour)
Neelkanth Darshan (45 minutes)
Sanskruti Darshan by Water Boat (15 minutes)
Water Show (24 minutes): TU-FR: 7:00 PM, SA-SU: 6:30 PM, 7:30 PM As per sun set.
The Sahaj Anand Water Show calls the Yagnapurush Kund
Water Show: Maha Arti: Before First Show
Event / Festival
Dham
L-R:
Shri Radha Krishn
Shri Ram Family
Shri Swaminarayan (c)
Shri Lakshmi Narayan Ji
Shri Gauri Shankar
Basic Services
Drinking Water, Parking, Lost & Found, Wheel Chairs, Cloak Room, ATM, Telephone Booth, Restrooms, Food Court, Books & Gifts Shop
Charitable Services
School Booking (with discount), Group Booking, Thematic Gardens
Founder
Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha(BAPS)
Founded
6 November 2005 (opening ceremony)
Organized By
BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha
Address
NH 24, Akshardham Setu, New Delhi - 110092
Contact
+91-11-4344 2344, Fax: +91-11-4344 2323 Email: info@akshardham.com
Website
www.akshardham.com, www.baps.org
YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/user/BAPSChannel
Photography
No (It's not ethical to capture photograph inside the temple when someone engaged in worship! Please also follow temple`s Rules and Tips.)
Coordinates
28.612542°N, 77.277292°E

Photo Gallery

Photo in Full View
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Video Gallery

This video provides a general introduction to BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha and its activities.
The Sahaj Anand Water Show is a breathtaking 24-minute presentation which unites a variety of intriguing media to bring to life a story from the Kena Upanishad using Multi-color lasers, video projections, underwater flames, water jets and surround sound.

BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha

The Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) is a global socio-spiritual organization committed to the service of God and society. Based on the Vedic teachings propagated by Bhagwan Swaminarayan (1781-1830 CE), it was formally established in 1907 CE by Brahmaswarup Shastriji Maharaj. Commonly known as BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha or just `BAPS`, its global network of mandirs and centres host many moral, social, cultural and spiritual activities. The energies of BAPS’s youth and sadhu volunteers are also channeled towards a variety of humanitarian activities that include services in times of natural calamities, primary schools, students’ hostels, hospitals, diagnostic camps, anti-addiction drives, environment-awareness programs, tribal uplift and literacy campaigns. BAPS is an NGO in Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. With the inspiration and guidance of Pramukh Swami Maharaj and Mahant Swami Maharaj, BAPS has earned a place in the hearts of millions throughout the world. All information updated from www.akshardham.com

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