On the last day of the G20 summit, which concluded in Delhi, Indian-origin British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murty visited the Akshardham Temple in the national capital. Before the start of the second day of the summit, Sunak, who was dressed in trousers and a white shirt and his wife wore a brown kurta with a red palazzo set, reached the temple early in the morning and offered prayers before heading to Rajghat went to pay tribute. to Mahatma Gandhi.
He was greeted by Swamis along with senior leaders of the Akshardham Mandir who delivered a special message on behalf of Mahant Swami Maharaj, spiritual leader of the Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, according to PTI. During his visit, he also admired the 100-hectare spiritual and cultural complex. He also performed by Abhishek on the idol of Shri Nilkanth Varni Maharaj and prayed for world peace, progress and harmony.
If you plan to visit Delhi in the coming months, add this temple to your itinerary along with places like the Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple and others. At the temple, you may be impressed by its architectural splendor. The temple is busy with tourists and devotees all year round. Let us tell you more about the temple.
The Akshardham Temple is dedicated to Bhagwan Swaminarayan, the avatars, devas and great sages of Hinduism. The complex of the temple was inaugurated on November 6, 2005 and was inspired by Pramukh Swami Maharaj. Built of intricately carved sandstone and marble, it has open gardens, water features and a stepped courtyard. It has nine domes and 234 pillars, along with more than 20,000 sculptures of Acharyas, swami and devotees. The Akshardham Temple is also recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest Hindu temple complex.
Timings to visit Akshardham Temple
The temple is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM and is closed on Mondays. There are no entry fees for tourists or devotees visiting the temple.
How to reach Akshardham Temple
You can get here by car and there is parking on site. Also with great metro connections, the tourist can also use the medium to travel and visit the temple. The nearest metro station is Akshardham Metro Station on the Blue Line, 350 meters away from the temple premises.