Akshardham Temple Delhi | Swaminarayan Akshardham Mandir Timings, Entry Fees, Hindu temple in New Delhi near Akshardham Metro station, boat ride, water show
Akshardham Temple Delhi
Akshardham Temple or Swaminarayan Akshardham Complex is a Hindu temple. It is situated in New Delhi near by Akshardham Metro Station. Akshardham means the divine abode of God. This Mandir is a humble tribute to Bhagwan Swaminarayan (1781-1830), the avatars Devas and great sages of Hinduism. Akshardham Mandir was inaugurated on 6 November, 2005 with the blessings of HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj and through the devoted efforts of skilled artisans.
Here, visitors must admire the beauty of God’s abode on the Earth. Mandir is built from intricately carved sandstone and marble. The Akshardham temple was built according to the Vastu Shastra and Pancharatra Shastra.
Entry Timings of Akshardham Temple
The entry to Akshardham Temple is absolutely free.
Timings: 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Aarti timings: 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
However, there is ticket for seeing or experiencing some shows like water show and 3 other exhibitions. There is awesome use of sound, lightning technique in water show. There are 3 exhibitions inside Akshardham Mandir:
1. Sahajanand Darshan (Hall of Value)
In this exhibition, you get some kind of knowledge values you understand your Karma, good values.
2. Neelkanth Darshan
It is an IMAX film on the early life of Swaminarayan as the teenage yogi, Neelkanth. This film will help you in understanding the life of Swaminarayan in details like their pure soul and the greatness.
3. Sanskruti Darshan (Cultural Boat Ride)
Through this boat ride firstly you enjoy a lot, experience the cultural value and different Yugas. You get to know the knowledge about early time’s knowledge, elements and God. Akshardham Mandir is very famous for Cultural Boat ride.
In this temple, you will visit a number of statues of Lords like Sita, Ram, Krishna, Shiva, Parvati and Lakshmi Narayan. The most important statue is the one on the central dome of the temple. This is 11 foot (3.4 mm) tall statue of Swaminarayan seated in Abhaya Mudra to whom the temple is dedicated.
Inside the temple, there are also different varieties of food that you can enjoy. These food items also include Cake, Samosa, Puri, Sweets, Popcorn, Ice-cream and much more.
There are also shopping facilities inside Akshardham Mandir. Yes, it’s true that you can shop here for books, clothes and natural products like face wash, juice, honey, soap etc. These books are available in large variety which is dedicated to book lovers. If you visit this temple once, you can’t stop yourself to visit again. One feels completely relaxed and peaceful at this place. The peace of mind that you get from this place is unimaginable. And don’t forget to watch the water show, it is highly recommended for everyone who visits Akshardham Mandir.