Delhi is the throne. The flag should fly high in Delhi. A pinnacled
monument will rise. The land which has been performing penance shall
be acquired. Now Yamunaji is waiting. She has become restless. With
certain surety, land on the banks of Yamunaji will be acquired. The
Lord will fulfil this in his divine way."
1969, Yogiji Maharaj
three decades later what was said and seen by Yogiji Maharaj has become
Tha vastness of his vision has just begun
to unfold like the seeds of a great civilization.
This day, time and moment will freeze
forever in history, while its message and philosophy will flow eternally.
For, Akshardham philosophically means the imperishable abode of the
Supreme God, a divine place of peace, purity and perfection.
Dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan, it will
abound with the blessings of all his spiritual successors - Akshar
Brahman Gunatitanand Swami, Bhagatji Maharaj, Shastriji Maharaj, Yogiji
Maharaj and presently Pramukh Swami Maharaj who has inspired this
unparalleled creation to fulfil his Guru's vision and in turn will
gift our country, our planet with a permanent place that will inspire
generations to come.
The Main Monument
ft high, 260 ft wide and 310 ft long, it will be a marvel in pink
sandstone. Evoking the auspiciousness of Badrinath, majesty of Somnath,
geometry of Modhera, mysticism of Ellora and grandeur of Angkor Wat,
it will rise to stand with other great monuments of culture. Designed
and sculpted entirely according to the ancient Indian Sthaapatya Shastras,
it will be built to last thousands of years, profusely carved with
pillars, 1200 delicate statues and statuettes, 40 filigreed arches,
layers of Indian flora and fauna. Ancient mandirs and monuments are
being carefully studied to create pure, authentic Hindu carvings through
hundreds of craftsmen from Rajasthan, Gujarat and Orissa, reviving
The Gardens will be meditative with creative sculptures and fountains.
The Cultural Exhibitions will be
experiential, where visitors will be able to rediscover and relive
Indian culture and values through the most modern, interactive technology.
The three exhibition hall will depict ...
Walk-Thru Values will display eternal Vedic Values of love,
nonviolence, perseverance, faith and tolerance.
Feel-Thru Spiritual India - a multiscreen projection system,
will take viewers into a visual journey through India, her breathtaking
sceneries, pilgrim places and cultural festivals.
Sail-Thru Time will re-create exact environments of the Vedic,
the Ramayan, the Mahabharat and contemporary years.
The Research Center will be futuristic,
conducting research in social harmony.
The Auditorium will promote cultural
programs, music and seminars.
Akshardham, NH 24, Noida Mor, New Delhi - 110 092
BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir
8, Gujarat Vihar, New Delhi - 110 092
Tel: (011) 242 6688, 246 6688
Fax: (011) 221 3655