December 10, 2005

Akshardham Temple built in New Delhi

Here are some photos of the beautiful Swaminarayan Temple (who is Swaminarayan) located in Akshardham, New Delhi, India.

It is one of the biggest and most intricate religious places of worship ever constructed. Combining several completely different and contrasting architectural styles of Hindu temple architecture of northern India viz. Rajasthani, Orrisan, Gujarati, Mughal and Jain, the Akshardham Monument is entirely constructed of marble and the red-sandstone that Delhi is famous for, and that so many of her monuments are constructed of. It was completed in only 5 years a world record of sorts.

Here are some more photos

or see the entire set (20 photos).