Showing posts from April, 2012

Stone Railing (Akshardham Temle)

Stone Railing

To prevent people, especially children and the aged, from falling down the second base, Narayan Peethika, Swamishri instructed that an ornate stone railing be set up all around the edges.

Parikrama (Colonnade) Design

Another issue that cropped up was the design of the parikrama. In the first design the entire parikrama was topped with a continuous stone roof without shikhars. A sample was set up at the workshop in Pindvada. After a few changes everyone consented to the design. But when photographs of the sample were shown to B.V Chaudhary for its structural design, he advised, “The structure is a top-heavy structure and is not suitable at all. Another design will have to be thought of.”

Even after several discussions, no solution was available. Once, after a discussion in Delhi, everyone prayed and left. Then surprisingly the next day, the same solution flashed in the minds of ishwarcharan Swami and Shrijiswarup Swami, Harshadbhai Chavda, engineer ashwinbhai and Shri chaudha…

Leyer-Wise Carvings (Akshardham Delhi)

Pramukh Swami Maharaj instructed that all the carvings on the mandovar, pillars and ceilings should be deep and of fine quality, so that they would stand the test of time, Further, he suggested that the carvings of the mandir exterior be done layer by layer and be fixed as each layer, from bottom to top, was completed.

Swamishri’s guidance was most apt because the carving and sculpting project was distributed to the 24 workshops around Pindvada. If the sculpting of the top layer finished earlier than the bottom layers, time would be lost in waiting for the bottom layer to be carved. So, the task was organized to be done layer by layer, and thereafter, the stones were transported immediately to new delhi and fixed in place.

Size of Pillars

Swamishri had insisted that the pillars inside the mandir be thick and broad. Some, however, felt that they would not look aesthetic. But the structural engineers agreed to Swamishri’s suggestion and felt that thick, strong pillars were required to make…

Foundation of Akshardham Delhi

Pramukh Swami Maharaj (Swamishri) advised the Akshardham team to employ experts in foundation technology so that the foundation of akshardham would stand strong for thousands of years. B.V cjaidjaru. A renowned structural engineer and consultant, reflects with conviction, “There has been an experience of divine inspirations at every stage of the Akshardham project,’ Shri Chaudhary was anxious about making the foundation of AKshardham because of the gravelly soil, the weight of the grand mandir and of Delhi being an earthwuake-prone zone. He adds, “it was an extraordinary challenge to desing a foundation that would last for thousands of years as desired by Pramukh Swami Maharaj. To my mind there was no satisfactory answer in all the modern possibilities.” At that time, a devotee named Maheshbhai Desai, also a foundation technologist, offered to help. After discussing with B.V Chaudhary, recollects the challenge, “without God’s inspiration and pramukh Swami Maharaj’s blessings, this ta…

Creation of Akshardham (Divine Blessing And Inspiration)

Teen Murti Bhavan Delhi

The Teen Murti Bhavan could be a lovely monument that's special since it had been the house of Jawaharlal Nehru, who was the primary Prime Minister of India. It had been formerly called the Flagstaff House, since in those days; it used to be the dwelling place of the British Commander-in-Chief. This extravagant house matched the Anglicized preferences of the Prime Minister who created this magnificent housing complicated a home throughout the amount from 1948 to 1964.
The home is set within the middle of huge marvelously preserved gardens with rose bed. The Jawahar Jyoti, or the timeless flame, that was lit on his birthday in 1964 and his epitaph are housed within the same complicated. The Kushk Mahal is close to the teenager Murthi Bhavan whereas the Nehru Memorial is within the same premises that stay closed on Mondays.
It is a colonial structure that has teak panels, verandahs, high ceilings and plush inexperienced gardens. There’s additionally Jawahar Jyoti within the prem…