Shree Swami Narayan Temple of Maha Vishnu in the form of Vishnu J Road, Sector 20, Gandhinagar-382020

this Indian temple complex combines devotions, art, architecture, education, exhibitions and research at one place. Akshardham is an architectural marvel of this Century.

Temple Etiquette

  • Footwear not allowed inside

    Footwear not allowed inside
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    Footwear to be left outside the temple. In summer be careful of the hot paving stones.

  • Prasad and donation

    Prasad and donation
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    Use your right hand to accept prasad and give donations. The left hand is considered unclean in India.

  • Dress conservatively

    Dress conservatively
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    Avoid shorts, skirts, tanktops and do not expose legs.

  • Restricted entry

    Restricted entry
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    Entry is normally restricted to temple priests in the sanctum sanctorum. Some temples restrict the entry of non-Hindus

  • Avoid cellphones

    Avoid cellphones
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    Use of cell phones is restricted normally. Photography is restricted in some temples.

  • Circumambulation or pradakshina

    Circumambulation or pradakshina
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    Devotees are to walk around the sanctum sanctorum in a clockwise direction


About Shree Swami Narayan Temple

The Indian temple Swamianrayan Akshardham is dedicated to Bhagwan Swaminarayan. Swamianrayan Akshardham was constructed by Pramukh Swami Maharaj.This temple in India   combines devotion,  architecture, art, education, exhibition and research at one place over an area of 23 acres.

The idol of the  presiding diety of this Indian temple, Swaminarayan is made of gold.There are 7 steps to reach the presiding diety .In this temple six thousand pink stones were used to construct the temple which is famous for its architecture . The main sanctum sanctorum has a single piece of marble sculpture of the lord Swaminarayan. There are three halls in the Akshardham used to educate the visitor on spiritual movement. This place has a rich library, study stations and archives and is also used as the research centre for  applied research in social harmony (AARSH). 

In the first hall the life of Swaminarayan is described through imaginative setting and shows. The exhibition includes 'travel in time' through a video show, a fiber-optics cosmos, a miniature recreation of Chhapiya village, a 'Journey through India', and three 'sound-n-light' shows.

The second hall is used to display an IMAX large format film named Mystic India.This film shows  the incredible journey of Neelkanth,as Swaminarayan was known in his teenage years, through the heart and soul of India,This film was produced by BAPS Charities and directed by well-known director of IMAX movies, Keith Melton.

The third hall exhibition includes audio-animatronics show,a recreation of the Hastinapur palace from the Mahabharata,a recreation of an idyllic Gurukul nestled in the lap of nature, devotional compositions of saint-poets and an exposition on 'Harmony of World Religions'.

 

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