Thursday, September 24, 2015

Abhishek Mandap – Swaminarayan Akshardham New Delhi


Abhishek is the ritual bathing of a deity for the fulfilment of one’s prayers. The worshiper pours water over the deity amidst the chanting of prayers and mantras.


Visitors will perform abhishek of the murti of Neelkanth Varni - the vernal, Hindooism type of Bhagwan Swaminarayan. This ritual bathing of the murti may be a unambiguously democratic ritual, receptive all guests.

An abhishek is most typically in the midst of prayers for would like fulfilment. 
Pramukh Hindoo Maharaj, leader of the BAPS Swaminarayan fellowship,
consecrated this murti of Neelkanth Varni in 2005.


The abhishek ritual begins with the ligature of a sacred thread on the carpus. a short recital of Sanskritic language shlokas follows, once that every traveller or family bathes the murti of Neelkanth Varni with atiny low pot of consecrated water. throughout the shlokas and also the bathing, guests ar inspired to wish for his or her families, friends, themselves and for harmony and happiness for all.

Since religious text times, Asian country incorporates a superb tradition of respecting rivers, lakes and stepwells. Following this tradition, a sacred water body, Narayan Sarovar, surrounds the most Akshardham mandir. Narayan Sarovar contains the holy waters of 151 rivers and lakes holy by Bhagwan Swaminarayan, together with Manasarovar, Pushkar Sarovar, Pampa Sarovar, Indradyumna Sarovar, Manikarnika steps, Prayag Triveni Sangam, stream Kshipra, Rivers Ganga and Yamuna and plenty of others. 

On the outer wall of the mandir ar 108 bronze gaumukhs, figuration 108 names of God, from that water spouts forth.


Abhishek Donation:
₹ 50 per person.

Timings: 9:30am to 8:00pm.
Aarti Time: 6:30pm.
Time to See:
10 to 25 minutes
Ritual Duration:
10 to 15 minutes
Note: Deposit your shoes in a shoes-rack outside the Abhishek Mandap. Please wash your hands before you entering and maintain silence during Abhishek.