Akshardham Temple, Delhi

Akshardham Temple is the most important shrine of Delhi. Do you know? Akshardham Temple is also the largest Hindu pilgrimage site in the world. And its name has also been recorded in Guinness World Record in 2007. The biggest enthusiasm among the peoples was the day the name of a Hindu religion temple was included in the Guinness world record for the first time.

Akshardham Temple, Delhi Travel Guide
Akshardham Temple, Delhi Travel Guide

Swami Narayana Ji is worshiped in this temple. This temple is one of the holiest places in Indian history. With this I am going to tell you a lot of things, If you are going there then you should know how to reach Akshardham Temple? Things to do, ticket price, and best timings. Also, you will know Akshardham Temple history.

Akshardham Temple, Delhi Travel Guide

Akshardham Temple is located near Lakshmi Nagar, Delhi. It is spread over an area of ​​356 feet long and 316 feet wide which is also 141 feet high. This Akshardham Temple is made of red stone and white marble. The surprising thing is that no steel has been used during the construction of this Akshardham Temple. This temple has been built according to the five scriptures.

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On all the walls of Akshardham Temple, you will see many beautiful artworks and very amazing carvings. Which will blossom your heart. Inside the temple, you will also see Neelkanth Ji's sculpture. By the way, you will see sculptures on all the walls of this temple. Together this temple has 20,000 idols. And in the center of the temple is a statue of Swami Narayan Ji exist.

Night View - Akshardham Temple, Delhi Travel Guide
Night View - Akshardham Temple, Delhi Travel Guide

These are the most special three halls of the Akshardham temple. In which the life span of Swami Narayan Ji has been shown in a robotic manner in Shahnand Darshan Hall. A film based on the life of Swami Narayan is shown in Neelkanth Darshan Hall. And finally, a documentary on the history of India is shown in Sanskrit Vihar Hall.

You will see inside and outside of Akshardham Temple is very clean. Its design is very beautiful and unique. The water stream coming out of the cow mouth outside the Akshardham Temple complex is very popular. And the Narayan Sarovar made together is also considered very important.

During the day, this temple looks so beautiful, as beautiful as it is at night. A musical water show is also organized at this Narayan Sarovar at 7:45 pm. People throng to see the program of this musical water show.

Musical Water Show - Akshardham Temple, Delhi Travel Guide
Musical Water Show - Akshardham Temple, Delhi Travel Guide

The Yogi Heart Lotus, a garden made in the shape of a lotus flower, is also very popular. You must go to these places. There is also a museum in Akshardham Temple, in which you can see the history of India closely. And you can also know very well about the history of Swami Narayan.

Akshardham Temple History

This Akshardham Temple was inaugurated on 6 November 2005 by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. It took 5 years to build this temple. This temple was built in memory of Jyotirdhar Swami Narayan. BAPS (Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Sanstha) built this temple. More than 11000 artisans and the popular scriptural masters of the country have contributed to making this temple.

Who is Swami Narayana?

Swami Narayan was a great man. He started the Swami Narayan Samaj. His devotees considered Swami Narayan Ji as the form of God. Swami Narayan Ji gave a new direction to the world with his miracles. Similarly, there was Mahatma Gautama Buddha, whom people considered to be the form of the real God.

Swami Narayana Ji was born in 1837 in Chhapiya village, Uttar Pradesh. You can read about the miracles of Swami Narayana Ji in Bhagavata Purana and Skanda Purana. In childhood, Swami Narayana Ji was named Ghanshyam.

Akshardham Temple, Delhi Travel Guide
Akshardham Temple, Delhi Travel Guide

Swami Narayana Ji was born on the same date as the birth of Lord Rama. After that, he was named Ghanshyam. After gaining knowledge from the Ved Purana, he left his home. And he started to give a new way to the world. He had traveled all over India in just 7 years.

Then he spread his knowledge all over India. In this way, Swami Narayana Ji became very popular among the people. He also started sharing knowledge with the Pandits. Seeing this, he benefited people with his miracles all over India and he became a god. Today where Akshardham Temple built. Swami Narayana is lived here in the last days of his life.

Things to Know Before You Go

If you have a wallet, belt, or jacket made of real leather, you will not be allowed inside. Also, if you have a steel locket, finger, chain, or anything like that, you will not be allowed inside. For this, you leave all these items at home. If you have a private car, you can keep your luggage in the car itself. Or you will have to use a locker built in the temple. For this, you may have to stand in a long line.

Sky View - Akshardham Temple, Delhi Travel Guide
Sky View - Akshardham Temple, Delhi Travel Guide

Apart from this, you cannot bring electronic devices such as mobiles, cameras, power banks, and weapons, umbrellas, sticks, food, luggage or dog, cat. Let me tell you in advance that you cannot do photography or videography inside. You may have to give a fine for this also. You can do all these things from outside the temple. There are huge parking facilities available with the capacity of  2000 vehicles. So don't worry about it.

How to Reach Akshardham Temple Delhi?

  • Nearest Bus Stop: Akshardham Station is the nearest bus stop to Akshardham Temple. It is just 1 km away.
  • Nearest Metro Station: Akshardham is the nearest metro station to Akshardham Temple. It is just 1 km away.
  • Nearest Railway Station: New Delhi is the nearest railway station to Akshardham Temple. It is 9.8 km away.
  • Nearest Airport: IGI is the nearest airport to Akshardham Temple. It is 22 km away.

Akshardham Temple Timings

Akshardham Temple opening timing is 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM. After this, those who are already left inside, then their departure time is 8 PM after watching the musical fountain show. This Akshardham Temple will be closed on Monday. So you can come here anytime except Monday.

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Aarti is performed twice a day in the Akshardham temple. The first aarti occurs at 10 in the morning. And the second aarti is at 6:30 pm. The ticket counter is open from 10 am to 6 pm. If you have taken your tickets before 6 pm then you can stay inside the temple till 8 pm.

Akshardham Temple, Delhi Travel Guide
Akshardham Temple, Delhi Travel Guide

Akshardham Temple Ticket Price 2021

Akshardham Temple ( Donation ) Ticket Price

No Ticket Price
1 0 to 4 Years Free
2 4+ Years ₹50

Exhibition Ticket Price

No Ticket Price
1 0 to 4 Years Free
2 4 to 12 Years ₹95
3 12 to 60 Years ₹170
4 60+ Years ₹135

Musical Water Show Ticket Price

No Ticket Price
1 0 to 4 Years Free
2 4 to 12 Years ₹50
3 12+ Years ₹80

Abhishek Mandap

No Ticket Price
1 0 to 4 Years Free
2 4+ Years ₹50

FAQ

Q. What is Akshardham Temple?
Akshardham Temple is a temple built in the memory of Swami Narayan, a disciple of Gautama Buddha. It is very famous due to its gorgeous carvings.

Q. What is the best time to visit Akshardham?
You can come to the Akshardham temple anytime except Monday. It is open from 7:30 AM to 4 PM.

Q. What is not allowed in Akshardham?
Leather goods, mobile, cameras, pocket weapons, pets, and luggage are not allowed in the Akshardham Temple.

Q. How many Akshardham Temples are in India?
Totally 12 Akshardham Temples are in India.

Q. Is there parking facilities in Akshardham Temple Delhi?
Yes, there is a lot of space for parking in Akshardham Temple Delhi.