The Akshardham Temple Complex, also known as Swaminarayan Akshardham, is located at Noida Mor in the bustling city of New Delhi. Relatively new compared to the older temples around the city, Akshardham was consecrated in November 6, 2005 after five years of building it under the vision and inspiration of His Divine Holiness Pramukh Swami Majaraj of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akhar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS). With approximately 11,000 BAPS volunteers and devoted artisans, together the Akshardham Temple was created.
The ancient-styled temple complex was built in just five years which is a brilliant manifestation of the essence of Indian culture. With over 10,000 years of Indian culture showcased in every feature of the complex, India’s culture can be felt, seen, heard and experienced by visitors and locals alike turning a visit to the temple a journey into the heart of India’s amazing art. Its architectural designs boasts of Vastu Shastra and Pancharatra Shastra styles headed by a team of 8 sadhus or monks assigned to the project. The Pancharatra Shastra is a Hindu scripture on architecture and deity carving used as a guide by 7 carvers, several local farmers, and 3,000 volunteers. 1,500 of the volunteers were women who suffered from drought and received compensation for their volunteer work at the Akshardham.