"Akshardham" stands for an eternal home. According to Swaminarayan Hindu philosophy, Akshardham is the abode of God and the liberated jivas.
Swaminarayan Akshardham in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, was opened to the public in 1992. The Akshardham Mandir at its center includes an exhibition of items sanctified by Bhagwan Swaminarayan in His lifetime. The attractions include a showing of the large format film 'Mystic India' and the water show, 'Sat-Chit-Anand,' that uses water, video, lasers and other effects to show Nachiketa's story from the Upanishads. Click here for more details or here to go to Akshardham's website.
Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi is built near the Yamuna riverbank. The complex is dedicated to Bhagwan Swaminarayan and has an intricately carved central Mandir built entirely from stone, with no structural steel or cement being used. The Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi includes audio-animatronic exhibitions and an indoor boat ride through thousands of years of Indian culture. Click here for more details or here to go to Akshardham's website.