Yesterday, 09/25/2012 Wednesday, we visited the world famous and biggest temple New Delhi’s Akshardham. There are no words to express the beauty and elegance with which the temple is constructed.
The security is very tight in this temple. We are not allowed to carry handbags, cell phones, cameras, absolutely nothing. I was a bit disappointed that I couldn’t take pictures.
The temple is built over 100 acres of land. The temple has been included in the list of “Seven Wonders of the 21st Century ” by Reader’s Digest. It took 5 years to build the temple, and was finished in 2005. The temple doesn’t use any metals for its construction, and is interlocked blocks with the most intricate design mostly made of marble and red-stone. This is breath taking.
We have been to several BAPS Swami Narayan temple in the US, and there is one close to my house in Maryland also. As soon as you enter the premises, you will feel like you are in Heaven. If we get a chance to see Heaven, I hope it is like this. :)
The temple is the most cleanest place I saw of all the places I visited until in India. I walked bare foot the entire premises without being scared of steeping on you know what. :)
They had plenty of food courts around the temple. There are volunteers who clean the premises constantly to keep it clean and tidy. We spent close to 3 hours which was not really sufficient. We were able to see the Musical Fountain Show as well, which again was based on our Indian tradition depicting Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara.
If you visit Delhi, please take time to visit this wonder of the world, Akshardham.
A few links online to see pictures of Akshardham.
The images belong to http://www.akshardham.com/ and http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20051108/delhi.htm