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Akshardham Temple to world Peace, New Delhi

Akshardham is a Hindu temple complex in Delhi, India. Inaugurated in November 2005 by the President of India, Abdul Kalam, the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, and the leader of the organization responsible for the creation of Akshardham, Pramukh Swami Maharaj.


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Monument of Akshardham
















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...Below are views of some of the buildings and areas that make up the Complex...

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Garden of India / Bharat Upvan










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Musical Fountains / Yagnapurush Kund


















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...Below are more views of the areas of the Akshardham Monument itself...

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Vvibhuti Mandovar









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Pari Krama














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Narayan Pith








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Gajendra Pith












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Pillars






















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Murtis
















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Carvings
















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Mandapams / Domes
















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Garbhagruh











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Over 20 thousand people attended the ceremony, including the Prime Minister and President of India, along with other political, religious and cultural leaders, which was watched live by millions of people on TV


^ A view of the temple. Shows just how massive it is


^ The opening ceremony


^ The ceremonies featured performances by schoolchildren and young monks, including music and classical dance








^ Note how the temple can be lit in various different ways




^ One of the many floats that kids made explaining various aspects of Hindu religion, culture and mythology




^ Another showing various Yogic positions




^ The entrance gate to the temple, with the dignitaries attending the ceremony were seated




^ India's Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh was among those who made speeches at the event






Also, some new, rare pics from inside the temple, from riversoflive2000 @ flickr. Must've smuggled a camera in there:



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Wow - thx for the tour.
Those carvings are unreal.
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