Lotus Temple and Akshardham Temple in Delhi
Delhi is the capital city of India, which is generally regarded as the center for politics, many educational apex bodies, commerce and other important matters of the country. Delhi remembers the past of India culture and its strength of plurality through different tourist places. There are numerous memories still lives in Delhi in the forms of amazing architectural works, museums, designs and other annals.
The history of India is very interesting one especially spiritual and philosophical memories. There were many eager legends, who spread spiritual ideologies across the country. Later this attracted people from the rest of the India. Different religions blossomed in India like Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Sikhism etc. Further the country welcomed religions and cultures which were born out of the country like Islam and Christianity. So, in very brief words, Indian soul is based with the peace and humanity. Even today there are many annals in Delhi representing different periods and societies lived in India. Here this hub is aimed to introduce two main tombs that I visited at Delhi. They are
1. Lotus Temple
2. Swami Narayan Akshardham Temple
Lotus Temple is one of the most attractive sights in Delhi which is a flabbergasting one in its creature. Its shape is looks like a flower. Really it is a house for worship irrespective of considering any particular religion. The construction of the temple was completed in the year 1986 November and opened in December 1986. It was built at a height of 34.27 meters and having seating capacity of 1300 at a time.
Lotus Temple is plenty with its natural beauties. It is situated in 26 acres with a wide and attractive garden. The temple is located in a very peaceful location in the busy Delhi. Where the atmosphere is so cool and also hears the sounds of birds like a musical tune. The parking facility is available out of the garden and required to walk few more meters to touch Lotus Temple. The entry in to the temple is totally free and wearing of footwear inside the temple is restricted. There are two small pools which shows the fairness of the temple. The poolside is suitable for taking photographs. The whole scene of the Lotus Temple can be enjoying from its banister.
Lotus temple is an attraction not only for the domestic people but also for the foreign travelers. In every visiting days, it welcomes travelers from different backgrounds. It is a wonderful sight for enjoying the nature and also a good location for practicing mental exercise or meditation. Here the entry to this temple is beyond barriers so that people of different culture are seeing Lotus temple as a precious one for the spiritual life. its statistics is disclosing that, the number of visitors is increasing from time to time.
Swami Narayan Akshardham Temple
Swami Narayan Akshardham Temple is one of the most attracting sights in Delhi. Swami Narayan is the murthi of this temple. Its sight consists of 100 acres of land. Its construction was started in 2001 July only after the sanctioning of land for the project by both Utter Pradesh and Delhi governments. The temple opened for the nation in 6th November 2005 by former Indian president Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam, Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, L.K Advani and other distinguished personalities were attended the function. Now, Swami Narayan Akshardham become a most attraction for the tourists especially after Delhi Common Wealth Games, 2010.
The construction of Swami Narayan Akshardham is fabulous one. We cannot see any steel or concrete works there. It completely built by stones from Rajastan and marbles from Italy. It followed Vastu Shastra and Pancharatra Shastra architectural styles. And also its design is based on an ancient vedic text called Sthapatya Shastra. On the center of Swami Narayan Akshardham, Murthi of Swami Narayan depicted with gold plate at a height of 11 feet. There are many designs and pictures also depicted on Swami Narayan Akshardham. This represents the ancient Indian art, heritage and culture. There are pools and wide garden which is more and more attraction to the sight. Further, visitors can enjoy exhibitions and theater. The important life incidents of Swami Narayan can be grasp from ‘Hall of Values’ with the support of high level electronic media. Another notable attraction is ‘Te Garden of India’ also known as ‘Bharat Upavan’ which includes various figures of Indian culture and tradition including of freedom fighters.
Entry to this sight is based on fees and required additional fees to enter to the exhibition hall and Musical Fountain Show. Everything is prohibited to accompany into the compound such as electronic devices, pets, bags, carriages food items etc. But the visitor can buy food and drinks from inside the temple. The location of Swami Narayan Akshardham is more suitable for tourists, mainly because of the Delhi metro, which is very close to the sight. Finally I suggest you to wait for seeing the wonderful night view of the temple.