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Hi

Since in the last thread the pictures kept getting deleted by the free imagehosts, and since a lot of people requested to see the photos, (and since apparently I can't post a reply in the previous thread???)...

Here's the new Akshardham, New Delhi, India again, and this time with the images not going nowhere ;)

-Jai

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Monument of Akshardham
















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...Below are views of some of the buildings and areas that make up the Complex...

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Garden of India / Bharat Upvan










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Musical Fountains / Yagnapurush Kund


















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...Below are more views of the areas of the Akshardham Monument itself...

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Vvibhuti Mandovar









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Pari Krama














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Narayan Pith








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Gajendra Pith












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Mandapams / Domes
















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Garbhagruh













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Astonishing!!
Amazing!
Incradible!

What an amazing hang work!
I loved the previous thread - thanx for this one as well! if you have more photos p-l-e-a-s-e post!

Tell me, Jai - can anyone enter this tample?
I mean, me, as a possible Israeli tourist? :0
 

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btw: the last thread was about a tample under construction. I still remebmer the huge pool in the front\back of the tample being "underconstructed".
is this the same one? it looks kind'a finished...
 

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pasha 03 said:
Astonishing!!
Amazing!
Incradible!

What an amazing hang work!
I loved the previous thread - thanx for this one as well! if you have more photos p-l-e-a-s-e post!

Tell me, Jai - can anyone enter this tample?
I mean, me, as a possible Israeli tourist? :0

Just walk in :)
 

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I think anyone can go in as long as they come in respectful of the temple as being a place of worship (normally this refers to language and clothing). At least at the BAPS temple in Chicago they do tours and such. No photography of any kind is allowed though. And after the tragic incident at one of their temples I'm not sure what kind of security measures they may take.
 

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Sorry for topping a couple-week old thread. I don't mean to seem like an attention hog, :( but I just wanted to reply to the questions

pasha 03,
Hi, to answer your ?:

The building is entirely constructed out of Delhi's red sandstone, and of white marble, in the construction and materials style of ancient temple. There are no metal frames, bracing, concrete, etc. in the building. Most of the carving was done on-site, with some pieces being carved elsewhere and brought in.

It's most likely the temple you saw u/c, as it is only recently completed. There is a large reflecting pool as well as fountains. It's open to everyone, and tourists are more than welcome. A large museum and botanical gardens is also part of the complex. Though I think there may be some photography restrictions, especially inside the temple.
 

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Incredible pics. Bravo.

An entire edifice covered with the most intricate carvings that dwarf Renaissance Italy's efforts - amazing. How much manpower did it take to do all that!?
 

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The beautiful monument built without steel, consists of 234 ornately carved pillars, 9 ornate domes, 20 quadrangled shikhars, a spectacular Gajendra Pith (plinth of stone elephants) and 20,000 murtis and statues of India’s great sadhus, devotees, acharyas and divine personalities.

The monument is a fusion of pink stone and pure white marble, where pink stone symbolizes bhakti in eternal bloom and white marble that of absolute purity and eternal peace. Akshardham was created by HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj in fulfillment to the wish of his guru, Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj, the fourth successor in the spiritual hierarchy of Bhagwan Swaminarayan. In only a short timespan of five years Swaminarayan Akshardham became a reality through the blessings of Pramukh Swami Maharaj, 300 million man hours of epic services rendered by 11,000 volunteers, sadhus and artisans and the immense sacrifice, austerities, prayers of hundreds of thousands of young and old devotees of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha.





^Musical Fountain

^Garden of India

^85' x 65' screen movie theatre

^Hall of values

^12 min boat ride through the 10,000 years of Indian civilization
 
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