Akshardham is one the most biggest and beautiful temples of the world. It is India’s remarkable example of sculpture art as every wall of the temple is carved with great precision.
Today, we bring you some amazing facts about Akshardham temple that you have never heard before. Have a look…
1. This Temple is also known as Swaminarayan Akshardham complex.
2. The “Sanskruti Vihar” is a boat ride which will take the visitors to see the models on ancient history. It provides a 15 minutes long-boat ride. You will find a lot of history and Indian culture to absorb on this fun ride.
3. Through boat ride we get to know about the significance of 10000 years old Indian culture and civilization to the visitors.
4. This is Parikrama made of red stones from Rajasthan, consisting 1,152 pillars and 145 windows. It surrounds the temple like a beautiful garland.
5. There are 108 gaumukh here from which you can hear soothing sound of water while moving in the parikrama.
6. Garden of India or “Bharat Upavan”is lined with bronze sculptures of contributors to India’s history and culture.
7. Akshardham temple entered the book of Guinness world records for being the largest comprehensive Hindu temple of the world in 2007.
8. At night the temple looks more beautiful with colorful musical fountain that echoes the Vedic sentiments of India.
9. This temple was officially inaugurated on 6th November 2005 by former president of India, Late Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
10. The temple has 10 gates. What is more interesting is that all gates face the 10 directions as per Vedic literature.
11. Narayan Sarovar is the main attraction of the temple. There are 108 faces of cows/gomukh laced along the lake,. It is believed that these 108 cow faces represent 108 Hindu Gods.
12. Parikrama in Akshardham: The beautiful Akshardham parikrama (circumambulatory path) consists of 1,152 pillars, 145 windows and 154 samvaran shikhars; amounting to a total of 53,956 stones. The 3000ft long pavement also has 1200 pillars and 155 pinnacles to adorn it.
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