Akshardham Temple in Vaishali Nagar Jaipur is a unique beautifully carved temple solely dedicated to Hindu Lord Narayana. It is very popular not only among tourists but among the locals.
Akshardham Temple Jaipur
It reflects the rich tradition of Rajasthan and divinity of Hindu deity Swami Narayana. Before you get it wrong, it’s not an ancient temple, rather built in the 21st century itself. But, it’s part of other similar temples dedicated to Lord Narayana around the country.
Akshardham Temple History – The first temple was built in Delhi which is amazingly crafted by hundreds of craftsmen. It was founded by Bochasanwasi Shree Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sansthan.
As you enter the premises you will notice the lush green peaceful surroundings which are well maintained. The temple is zoned under three main houses-
- Hari Mandapam – where a 7 feet tall Gold leafed idol of Lord Swami Narayana is situated. This is the main area of worshipping and meditating. The statue is decorated with gold and silver ornaments.
- Vibhuti Mandapam – Being a Hindu devotee we know that God Narayana is fond of lotus flowers hence he is offered lotus in daily prayers. But this section reveals the exquisite-lit brass lotuses which are soothing to eyes.
- Prasadi Mandapam – This place shows the sanctified relics of Lord Swami Narayana.
Akshardham Temple Vaishali Nagar Architecture
The temple consists of two small shrines that encompass the idol of Lord Ganesha, Lord Krishna, and Shiva Parvati.
The walls of the temples are decorated with beautiful paintings, scriptures, carvings, ancient holy depicts of the lord, Mantras, and Slogans that is meant to fill visitors with positive aura and faith. Akshardham temple is a treasure of Tranquility which is full of optimism, peace, and serenity.
Not only it provides you with a glimpse of Hindu culture and royal heritage of the city but it motivates you with the slogans which if adopted in life can make life smooth and happy.
Kid Friendly – Kids will enjoy this place as its greenery attracts you to the core. It has a large playground and slides too.
Restaurant inside – If you are looking for some lip-smacking delicacies then the Food Hut is there to awake your taste buds.
Akshardham Jaipur Temple Timing
It opens at 7:30 AM in the morning till 12:00 PM and reopens at 4:00 PM in the evening and closes at 8:15 PM except on Mondays.
There is plenty of space for vehicle parking inside and outside the temple. Evening hours are crowded as one would expect but that’s the best time to visit.
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How to reach?
It is located in the heart of the city i.e. in Vaishali Nagar which is distanced 6.5kms from the Jaipur Railway Station.
Therefore it won’t be cynical to say that if you are a tourist then this place is hard to miss. If you are a local and still have not visited this place then my dear friend you are missing something really soothing.
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