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 the mandir stand, especially in the earthquake prone zone.
Flag on Main Dome
With Akshardham being a Mandir, Swamishri Stated that a flag should flutter on top. Also, Yogiji Maharaj had wished to have a flag.
Steps to Akshardham Mandir
Swamishri had suggested that the edges of each step to the mandir should protrude a little rather than being aligned with the step. Then, he added that the protruding edge should be round with a thickness of two inches so that it would not snap of due to wear and tear. And finally, on Swamishri’s advice, grooves were made on the edges of the smooth stone steps so that people would not slip and fall.