Visiting Akshardham (Delhi)

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‘Akshardham’ means the divine abode of God. It is hailed as an eternal place of devotion, purity and peace. Swaminarayan Akshardham at New Delhi is a Mandir – an abode of God, a Hindu house of worship, and a spiritual and cultural campus dedicated to devotion, learning and harmony. Timeless Hindu spiritual messages, vibrant devotional traditions and ancient architecture all are echoed in its art and architecture.The mandir is a humble tribute to Bhagwan Swaminarayan (1781- 1830), the avatars, devas and great sages of Hinduism. The traditionally-styled complex was inaugurated on 6 November 2005 with the blessings of HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj and through the devoted efforts of skilled artisans and volunteers.

Spiritual significance

Each element of Akshardham echoes with spirituality – the Mandir, the Exhibitions and even the Gardens. The Akshardham mandir has over two hundred murtis, representing many of the spiritual stalwarts over many millennia. The spiritual premise of Akshardham is that each soul is potentially divine. Whether we are serving the family, the country our neighbors or all living beings the world over , each service can help one move towards divinity. Each prayer is a call towards improving oneself and moving closer to God.
 
A visit to Akshardham is a spiritually enriching experience. Whether it is in realising the power of prayer, in feeling the strength of non-violence, in being aware of the universal nature of Hinduism’s ancient principles, or just in admiring the beauty of God’s abode on Earth –- each element has a spiritual significance.
Akshardham via Wikipedia

Facts and Figures

  • Opened 6th November 2005
  • Constructed by Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS)
  • Inspired by HH Yogiji Maharaj (1892-1971 CE)
  • Created by His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj
  • More than 300,000,000 volunteer hours went into making the complex
  • Over 8,000 volunteers from across the world participated in building it
  • Mandir built from intricately carved sandstone and marble 
  • Exhibitions on Hinduism, including Bhagwan Swaminarayan’s life and teachings such as prayer, compassion, and non-violence.
  • Open gardens, water bodies and step-well styled courtyard

How to reach

FROM AKSHARDHAM METRO STATION

  1. Exit Station and Turn Right
  2. Walk 100 meters and Turn Right
  3. Walk 250 meters & Enter Akshardham – Gate 1
FROM AIRPORT (1HR 30 MINS)

  1. Take Orange Line to New Delhi Metro Station
  2. Disembark at New Delhi Metro Station
  3. Take Yellow Line (toward HUDA City Centre)
  4. Disembark at Rajiv Chowk Metro Station
  5. Take Blue Line (Towards Noida City Centre)
  6. Disembark at Akshardham Metro Station
FROM NEW DELHI RAILWAY STATION (40 MINS)

  1. Walk towards Ajmeri Gate Exit
  2. Walk towards New Delhi Metro Station
  3. Take Yellow Line (toward HUDA City Centre)
  4. Disembark at Rajiv Chowk Metro Station
  5. Take Blue Line (Towards Noida City Centre)
  6. Disembark at Akshardham Metro Station
FROM OLD DELHI RAILWAY STATION (45 MINS)

  1. Walk towards Chandni Chowk Metro Station (350 Meters)
  2. Take Yellow Line (toward HUDA City Centre)
  3. Disembark at Rajiv Chowk Metro Station
  4. Take Blue Line (Towards Noida City Centre)
  5. Disembark at Akshardham Metro Station
Akshardham via Thrillophilia

Security check

Visitor safety is our utmost priority. To help keep Akshardham a safe and family-friendly place, we request that you cooperate with the following policies while visiting Akshardham

  • All visitors must pass through metal detectors
  • All visitors will be frisked by security personnel
  • All vehicles will be searched by security personnel
  • Certain items are not permitted within the complex (please see the list below)
  • Smoking & alcohol consumption within the parking and campus is strictly prohibited
  • Carrying alcohol and banned substances in vehicles is strictly prohibited within the parking and campus

Security measures are mandates by government law enforcement agencies. Please cooperate with security procedures and personnel. During peak season times and holidays, entry and waiting lines may take some time. We ask for your patience and cooperation in keeping Akshardham and all visitors safe.

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