Travel Tuesday: Akshardham Temple

Here’s another place on my list of places to visit in India.  Isn’t she lovely?!

Akshardham Temple

Completed in 2005 by the spiritual organization BAPS, no expense has been spared in decorating the Akshardham temple. The building was inspired and moderated by Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the current head of Swaminarayan Hinduism. The central monument is 43 meters (141 feet) high, 96 meters (316 feet) wide, and 110 meters (370 feet) long, and is covered top to bottom with carved details of flora, fauna, dancers, musicians, and deities. It is constructed entirely from Rajasthani pink sandstone and Italian Carrara marble and has no support from steel or concrete.

F. M. Laster

“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West

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