The latest flavor of Delhi, Akshardham Temple is a brilliant example that presents the input of Indian art and traditions, ethics and accord in the mankind. The temple is an output of 5 years of hard work and dedication of 11,000 artisans and volunteers. The word ‘Akshardham’ means the eternal, godly blessings and principles of Akshar which is described as the Vedas and Upanishads with heavenly bhakti, purity and peace. An architectural wonder, a symbol of vividness and a must watch tourist attraction, assures an outstanding view with memories to last a life span.
The temple is an epitome of India's unique interior, ritual, spirituality and religion immutable. Without using steel or cement, this masterpiece is remarkable blocks of pink sandstone. Stretch over swooping 30 acres area, Akshardham Temple will definitely magnetize all the people passing in front of this arresting structure. Build from the pink sandstone as well as crystalline white marble, the interior of Akshardham is said to be inspired from the prominent Indian ancient temples like Badrinath temple, Somnath temple, and beautiful Konark temple. Akshardham temple provides very relaxing and soothing aura to the visitors.
The temple houses approximately 234 elaborately carved complex pillars, 9 intricate domes and about 20 oblong shikhars. Also, the temple comprises about 20,000 idols and sculptures of Indian acharyas, sadhus, followers and other godly personalities besides extravagant Gajendra peeth. Inside the astounding temple one can find, two huge exhibition halls, where you get a chance to relish the visual journey of the country’s intellectual, traditional heritage and ethical values. Further, Akshardham provides an eye opening soothing experience with its exciting 'musical fountain show', which is viewed by millions of people, every year.
After having enough sightseeing, one can certainly shop various Hindu mythological books, mementos, calendars and many more things for their family and friends. The temple also serves various herbal medicines, which you can always buy in case you have the requirement. Along with all these things, Akshardham also shelters many remarkable restaurants which present incredible food items to the visitors.
Well! If you have planned an Akshardham visit, then you need to take care of a few things. Cameras, cell phones, leather items, eatables and other accessories are not allowed inside the temple. One can only carry their purses along with them. So, if you are new to the temple, then don’t delay this terrific visit to the most beautiful temple of Delhi.