Swaminarayan Akshardham was opened on November
6, 2005 and has already become an outstanding representation
of Indian Culture.
Artistically mesmeric, scientifically stunning,
and culturally moving, Swaminarayan Akshardham is a combination
of traditional stone art and architecture, Indian culture and
civilization, ancient values and wisdom and the best of modern
media and technology to create a powerful experience of Indian
Watch the grand opening ceremony
attended by over 20,000 invitees at the 100 acre complex. Presided
over by Akshardham's creator Pramukh Swami Maharaj and graced
by the President of India. Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, the Prime
Minister of India. Shri Manmohan Singh, the Leader of the Opposition
Shri L K Advani, the LT Governor of Delhi Shri B.L. Joshi. and
many other leading dignitaries from all over the country.
were telecast live across the world, including a traditional
dedication ceremony, patriotic songs and cultural dances with
spectacular lighting. These once-in-a-lifetime celebrations
are presented in the enclosed DVD, bringing together the art,
architecture and spirituality of Akshardham, the patriotism
of all those gathered, and the joy of inaugurating a truly unique
wonder of today's world.
The DVD also includes
a short introduction to Akshardham with exclusive video footage
from inside the intricately carved monument, from near the panels
of the 148 life-size elephants - hand carved from pink stone,
the walk-through exhibitions of universal values, the Giant-Screen
large format film about the 7 - year journey through India of
the child-yogi Neelkanth Varni, the sail-through experience
of Indian heritage, and the emotionally moving musical fountains.
This introduction is just a miniscule glimpse of the wonders
awaiting you at Swaminarayan Akshardham, New Delhi.
For detailed information on Swaminarayan
Akshardham, please visit www.akshardham.com.