Akshardham is one of the largest temples situated in Gandhinagar, a capital of Gujarat. Swaminarayan Akshardham Gandhinagar is combination of art, culture, devotions, education, exhibitions, research, traditions and conveys timeless spiritual messages to all worshippers.
The Swaminarayan Temple Akshardham was build using pink sandstone which is well known for its architectural masterwork. Akshardham reside in 108 feet in height, 240 feet in length and 131 feet in width.
Swaminarayan Mandir Akshardham was attacked by Islamic terrorists on 24 th September 2002. Fully armed terrorist attacked Akshardham Temple , in this attach total 29 people were killed and 79 wounded. Our commando and state policeman fought very bravely and in this operation one army man and one policeman was killed.
Other most attractive part of the Temple is Exhibition. Exhibition demonstrates Indian Culture with dioramas, audio visuals, light and sound programs, and surrounds experiences within the exhibition space. Exhibition starts from 10:00 AM to 6: 30 PM daily and the charge for exhibition is Rs. 20 per head.
After terrorist attach on Akshardham they tighten security. For security reason you are not allowed to take your cell phone in Akshardham Territory. You are also not allowed to carry your baggage in Temple ; you are requested to deposit your baggage in cloakroom.
Free wheelchair facility is also available for needy and physically disabled worshippers. In return you are requested to deposit wheelchair at the reception counter.
Parking facility is also available. Akshardham own huge space for parking mini bus, cars, coaches, and other all kind of vehicles.
Akshardham Temple open for worshipers from 9:30 A.M. to 7:30P.M. Exhibitions, games and restaurant closed only on Monday.