Where is the Swaminarayan temple, Akshardham located ?
(1) Dwarka, Gujarat
(2) Puri, Orissa
(3) Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
(4) Gandhinagar, Gujarat
Correct Answer : (4) The original Swaminarayan temple, Akshardham, one of the largest temples, is located at Gandhinagar, in the Indian state of Gujarat.
Swaminarayan temple, Akshardham is one of the largest temples in the Indian state of Gujarat. It was built over 13 years and is a tribute to Swaminarayan and his life and teachings.
The temple complex combines devotions, art, architecture, education, exhibitions and research at one place which is spread in an area of 23 acres. The Akshardham Mandir measures 108 feet high, 131 feet wide and 240 feet long and features 97 carved pillars, 17 domes, 8 balconies, 220 stone beams and 264 sculpted figures.
It is a predecessor to the Akshardham at Delhi, built by the same religious organisation, Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) led by Pramukh Swami Maharaj.
It was inaugurated on November 2, 1992. One newly created Swaminarayan Temple Akshardham, Delhi is also similar to its predecessor Swaminarayan Akshardham in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
FAQ’s related to ‘Swaminarayan temple, Akshardham’ :
Where is Akshardham Temple situated?
The main Swaminarayan temple, Akshardham is situated in the Indian state of Gujarat. It was built over 13 years and is a tribute to Swaminarayan and his life and teachings. One newly created Swaminarayan Akshardham, Delhi is also similar to its predecessor Swaminarayan Akshardham in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
How many Akshardham Temple are there in India?
The total 11 Akshardham Temples were constructed in the Ahmedabad, Delhi, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Telangana, West Bengal, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh.
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