Saturday, January 3, 2009
Located in Gandhinagar.
The monument enshrining the seven foot high gold-leafed Murti of Lord Ingenuity Swaminarayan, is a single-piece marble sculpture.
Built using 6000 tonnes of pink sandstone.
The structure is 108 feet high, 240 feet long and 131 feet wide.
The colonnade around the monument is 1,751 feet in length.
The building was inspired and moderated by PramukhSwami Maharaj, the spiritual head of the BochasanwasiShriAksharPurushottam SwaminarayanSanstha, whose 3,000 volunteers helped 7,000 artisans to construct Akshardham.
The Akshardham at Gandhinagar is a predecessor to the Akshardham at Delhi.