A specimen of fine craftsmanship, the Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar is one of the largest and most prominent temples in the State. Established in the year 1992, it is a cultural complex with an intricately carved pink sandstone temple dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan and 3 exhibition galleries. The highlight of the temple is the seven feet tall gold plated idol of Lord Swaminarayan, the chief deity shown in a sitting posture with his right hand raised in ‘abhay mudra’. Within the complex of Akshardham, is a beautiful garden known as Sahajanand Van. It encompasses a herbal garden, lake and a waterfall.
Timings: 0930 -1930 hrs. (except Mondays)