Since the dawn of civilization, Indian Culture has never ceased to attract
and amaze the world. And this spiritual charm and charisma continues till today. In the
last decade, three international centers of culture on three continents, inspired by Pujya
Pramukh Swami Maharaj, have motivated millions. Akshardham in Gandhinagar (1992) is annually visited by 2.3 million people. Shree Swaminarayan Mandir in London (1995) has become a landmark of Europe and has been declared as one of the wonders of
the 20th century. The Mandir in Nairobi (1999) is the first of its kind entirely
carved out of wood. Akshardham in New Delhi, our fourth international
complex , will be more refined, with greater depth, detail and dimension. Combining Indian culture and civilization, traditional are and architecture, ancient values and wisdom and the best of
modern media and technology, it will provide the most powerful experience of Indian
Culture. We know the challenge ahead is enormous. Then again, so is the
commitment and dedication of thousands of BAPS volunteers, visualizers,
designers and researchers. With love, devotion and faith at the heart of project,
Akshardham may become a hallmark of our culture, our civilization,
our country, which not only India or Indians but the
whole world will look up to for inspiration. Incidentally, how often are wonders
of the world created?
Once in a millennium. Or perhaps, only just once.