Majestic Akshardham

Situated in Delhi, Akshardham has been attracting many tourists due to its magnificence and grandeur. It is considered to be one of the wonders of India and has a majestic feel to it. This temple is located on the banks of the holy river, Yamuna in Noida, East Delhi. Being an extremely huge structure, it has attracted many tourists here. The temple is the epitome of grandeur and clearly depicts the rich heritage of India. Architecture of Akshardham Temple Spread across a vast area of 30 acres, this majestic temple at once attracts your eyes as you travel from Gazipur towards Nizamuddin Bridge. One of the highlights of the temple is the fact that it has been constructed without the use of steel entirely. Instead it is made of pink sandstone and white marble, the designs at Akshardham are said to be inspired by the famous temples of Badrinath, Somnath and Konark . This palatial temple is home to 234 intricately and delicately carved ornate pillars, 9 ornate domes and 20 quadrangle shikaras. Apart from such architectural brilliance, the temple is also home to nearly 20, 000 stone idols of sadhus, acharyas and devotees along with a magnificent plinth on elephants carved on stone, also known as Gajendra peeth. In the centre of the temple is at 141 feet high building made from Italian marble and pink sandstones that were bought from Rajasthan. This enormous structure is dedicated to Bhagwan, Swaminarayan. Under the central dome of the building is the lord Swaminarayan made up entirely of gold. The architectural brilliance and the rich Indian art are depicted throughout the...
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