Akshardham Temple was built in honour of the founder of the Hindu religion, Swaminarayan Sampraday. It stands on the banks of the Yamuna river.
Inaugurated in 2005, the temple, which embodies the beauty and greatness of Hindu culture, consists of 6,000 tons of pink sandstone from Rajasthan and has 234 carved pillars, nine domes, and 20,000 murtis (figures of deities carved in stone). It took 900 craftsmen, 7,000 workers, 3,000 volunteers and 12 million hours of work to finish a colossal building site for a sumptuous result. There is no cement or concrete, only gold, marble, and sandstone. Go through the door of devotion, Bhakti Dwar, then, that of the peacock, Mayur Dwar, before reaching the Garden of Eden. Through various exhibitions, discover the life of the founder of Hinduism and its teachings. Do not be surprised if, in this temple of excess, you come across a cinema and musical fountains. In India, spirituality manifests itself in infinite forms.
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