The world’s second largest Hindu temple built outside India in the modern era is going to be inaugurated, about which there is a lot of enthusiasm among the people. This Hindu temple will be inaugurated in New Jersey on October 8. Construction of the BAPS (Bochasanvasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha) Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple in Robbinsville Township, New Jersey, located about 60 miles south of Times Square in New York and about 180 miles north of Washington, DC, began in 2011 and took more than 12,500 people to construct. Volunteers helped. Even before the formal inauguration of the temple, thousands of people come here every day for darshan. This temple, famous as Adhardham, is built in an area of 183 acres. The temple is built according to ancient Hindu scriptures and depicts ancient Indian culture, including 10,000 sculptures and statues, carvings of Indian musical instruments and dance forms. This temple is probably the second largest temple after Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
Angkor Wat Temple is the largest Hindu temple in the world
Angkor Wat temple, built in the twelfth century, is the largest Hindu temple in the world, which is spread over 500 acres. It is a UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage Site. Akshardham Temple located in New Delhi is built on 100 acres. It was opened to the general public in 2005. Aksharvatsaldas Swami of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha told PTI in an interview that the vision of our spiritual leader (Pramukh Swami Maharaj) was that there should be a place in the Western Hemisphere that is not just Hindus, only Indians or only a few groups of people, but the world. Be for all people. This place should be for the whole world, where people can come and learn some of the values, universal values of the Hindu tradition.
Akshardham built in accordance with traditional Hindu temple architecture
Senior religious leaders of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha generally do not give interviews to the media. Aksharvatsaldas Swami said that this was his (Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s) wish and this was his resolution. As per his resolution, this Akshardham has been built in accordance with the traditional Hindu temple architecture. This temple will be formally inaugurated on October 8 and will be opened for general devotees from October 18.