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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:26 am
The Parikrama or the structure surrounding the monument is also stunning. This 3000 feet long Parikrama is a two-storied structure and it is built in the form of a pavement. This structure is made from red stones exclusively brought from Rajasthan. It has 1152 pillars and 155 windows. There are 108 gaumukh around this Parikrama. When you walk around this structure, you can hear the sound of flowing water.

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The Akshardham temple is surrounded by a holy lake named the Narayan Sarovar. The water of this lake comprises of water from 151 sacred lakes and rivers situated across the country. The water of this lake is supposed to have excellent healing power.

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The green lawns on the premises of the temple are collectively known as the Garden of India. These lawns are decorated with amazingly designed bronze statues of great and epic personalities of India. These personalities are not divine or imaginary figures, rather they are the real-life heroes.

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The garden of the Akshardham Temple is structured like a Lotus flower. It is also known as the Bharat Upavan. Every petal of this flower holds and bears messages from visionary, revolutionary, evolutionary, divine, and epic personalities of the world.

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The Akshardham Temple has ten gates. The structure of the temple was designed by following the guidelines in Hindu texts like Vaastu Shastra and Pancha Shastra. The structure followed some principles mentioned in the Vedic literature. The 10 gates of this temple are evident examples. These 10 gates represent 10 principle directions as mentioned in various Vedic texts.

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Yagnapurush kund is the largest yagna kund in the world. The length and width of this temple measure in 300 feet each. It comprises of 108 small shrines and 2870 steps leading to the kund.
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The Gajendra pith is the architectural foundation built around the main temple. It weighs in about 3000 tons. This structure consists sculptures of 148 elephants, 42 birds and animals, 125 human beings, and many other figures and entities.

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This splendid and grandeur temple has achieved a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. On the day of 17th December 2007, the Akshardham Temple was declared as The Largest Comprehensive Hindu Temple in The World by this international organization.

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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:29 am
kshardham Temple of New Delhi is also known as Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple. It is one of the largest Hindu temple complexes in India.
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It was officially inaugurated on 6th November, 2005. Its history and facts reflects 10,000 years old India’s culture, spirituality and architecture. It has been made in the memory of Jyotirdhar Swaminarayan Bhagwan.
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he construction of Akshardham Complex was completed in just five years with the efforts of Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) along with the help of thousands of artisans and BAPS volunteers.
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The temple is spread over 83,342 square feet area. It consists of 350 feet long, 315 feet wide and 141 feet high monuments, which are very attractive. The structure of the temple was designed in such a way that it can last for at least 1000 years more. This article deals with 10 more amazing facts about Akshardham temple.
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kshardham Temple comprises 200 sculptured stone figures of India's sages, monks, Acharyas and divine incarnations. It also consists of 234 ornately carved pillars, 9 ornate domes, Gajendra Pith and 20,000 statues of divine figures of India
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Akshardham Temple is surrounded by Narayan Sarovar, which is a lake and carries water from 151 lakes in India.
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There are 108 faces of cows placed along the lakes which represent 108 Hindu deities. It has a 3,000-feet-long orbital path for Parikrama made up of red stones brought from Rajasthan. It also has a two storey building, with 1,152 pillars and 145 windows. This Parikrama is spread around the temple like a beautiful garland
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There is also an exquisite garden in the Akshardham temple complex in the shape of lotus and therefore is also, known as the Lotus Garden. When seen from above, it looks like a Lotus made up of large stones where quotes from Shakespeare, Martin Luther, Swami Vivekananda and other eminent figures are engraved.

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Another interesting fact about Akshardham temple is that there are 10 gates, which represents the 10 directions according to Vedic literature. These gates show that goodness will continue to come in from all the directions.
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In the Akshardham temple complex, there is a Yagnapurush Kund which is the largest yagna kund in the world.
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In the premises of the temple there are green lawns which are collectively known as Garden of India or Bharat Upavan. These lawns are decorated with bronze statues of the great and epic personalities of India. These personalities are not divine figures but are the real-life heroes.
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The temple has 11 feet high beautiful statue of Lakshmi Narayan and other statues of Shiva Parvati, Radha Krishna and Sita Ram within the memorial. It also consists of theatre within the premises, which is known as Nilkantha. It reflects the events from the life of God Swaminarayan.
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The magnificent musical fountain show of this beautiful temple is the centre of attraction for the audiences, which is known as the Circle of Life, a great 15 minute spectacle held every evening. This show reflects the cycle of life, from birth to death.
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9. "Sanskritik Vihar" is a boat ride which is used by the visitors to watch the ancient India’s culture and history. This model displays the universities, markets and civilization of ancient India.
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Akshardham Temple looks beautiful at night. It receives around 100,000 visitors a week and around 850 volunteers work here daily.
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It will be not wrong to say that Akshardham temple is an important landmark in the city of Delhi and is a beautiful place to visit.
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It is one of the largest Hindu temple complexes in India. It was officially inaugurated on 6th November, 2005. Its history and facts reflects 10,000 years old India's culture, spirituality and architecture. It has been made in the memory of Jyotirdhar Swaminarayan Bhagwan.
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