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Akshardham Temple

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Akshardham temple located in Gandhinagar, is one of the largest in the entire Indian state of Gujarat. This is a complex, which represents not only a significant religious building, but also plays an important role as a cultural, scientific and research center, where people come not only to pray but also to visit exhibitions, seminars, to learn something new.

The Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar was established quite recently, in 1992, and is a kind of precursor of the famous Humayun's tomb of Delhi was built by the same religious organization Bochasanwasi Akshar-Purushottam Swaminarayan of Sanstha.

The complex consists of the temple itself, a huge garden and research center. The main attraction of Akshardham is considered to be a two-meter gilded statue of the Hindu God Swaminarayan, the so-called Murti. It is located in the quaint pavilion temple, the construction of which went about six thousand tons of pink Sandstone. It has a height of 33 meters, a length of 73 meters and width 40 meters. And colonnade erected around, extends to 534 meters.

A lovely garden, which houses the temple is called Canadianand van and is a kind of mixture of a lush garden and children's Park. It has rides, a lake and waterfall.

On-site research centre is a large library, education section and an archive. Also, there are several exhibitions, acting on a permanent basis: Sahajanand, Sat-Chit-Anand, Nityananda, where you can see paintings, photographs, dioramas, movies, on India.

Annually, the Akshardham temple is visited by about 2 million tourists.