Akshardham was opened on November 6, 2005 and has already become
an outstanding representation of Indian Culture.
scientifically stunning, and culturally moving, Swaminarayan
Akshardham is a combination of traditional stone art and architecture,
Indian culture and civilization, ancient values and wisdom and
the best of modern media and technology to create a powerful
experience of Indian Heritage.
Watch the grand
opening ceremony attended by over 20,000 invitees at the 100
acre complex. Presided over by Akshardham's creator Pramukh
Swami Maharaj and graced by the President of India. Dr. A P
J Abdul Kalam, the Prime Minister of India. Shri Manmohan Singh,
the Leader of the Opposition Shri L K Advani, the LT Governor
of Delhi Shri B.L. Joshi. and many other leading dignitaries
from all over the country.
were telecast live across the world, including a traditional
dedication ceremony, patriotic songs and cultural dances with
spectacular lighting. These once-in-a-lifetime celebrations
are presented in the enclosed DVD, bringing together the art,
architecture and spirituality of Akshardham, the patriotism
of all those gathered, and the joy of inaugurating a truly unique
wonder of today's world.
The DVD also includes
a short introduction to Akshardham with exclusive video footage
from inside the intricately carved monument, from near the panels
of the 148 life-size elephants - hand carved from pink stone,
the walk-through exhibitions of universal values, the Giant-Screen
large format film about the 7 - year journey through India of
the child-yogi Neelkanth Varni, the sail-through experience
of Indian heritage, and the emotionally moving musical fountains.
This introduction is just a miniscule glimpse of the wonders
awaiting you at Swaminarayan Akshardham, New Delhi.
For detailed information
on Swaminarayan Akshardham, please visit www.akshardham.com.