Peaceful Creativity – #DelhiDiary

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Here’s come the another page for Delhi Diary. Lately you found me complaining about the speed with which this city moves but it’s fun to squeeze a few moments and pause time atleast for yourself, if not for everyone else. Gaining a few days of home, strangely I found myself reluctant coming back to Delhi. Seems like I still haven’t come up with terms being in this city. *Sigh* But life doesn’t go on according to our moods, does it?

Change of mood swept in when I was mesmerized by the magnificent beauty of Akshardham. Although it wasn’t my first visit there but I wasn’t less stunned to it’s beaut, which seemed to have multiplied over the years. Every wall of this place screamed unbound creativity. I wonder if this place could leave all the writers speechless or it was just me. We were surely overwhelmed by the kind of brilliance it reflected. By the time we even saw half of it, we were already out of adjectives (not that we know many ๐Ÿ˜› ). We didn’t even want to blink our eyes fearing we might miss something so incredible.
The only thing which pained me every single moment I spent there was the absence of camera. With our cellphones ditched away in cloakroom at the entrance gate of the temple itself, we could actually be at the place, and be in the moment. There wasn’t constant buzzing of phones to take us away into the virtual world. But while I missed my camera to capture the beauty, I was glad the absence of it kept the place from the social media freaks getting clicked in every possible way from every possible angle to get the best possible Display PictureI was going crazy with the beauty and wanted to capture it through the lens but sadly I could do it only with my eyes and imprint the images in my mind for as long as I can. Here’s the Google images that came to my rescue for ย I unable to capture mine.

A  place where art is ageless, culture is borderless, and values are timeless!
A place where art is ageless, culture is borderless, and values are timeless!

 

Inside the temple
Inside the temple

Here’s a little info about Akshardham Temple quoted from here:

Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi epitomises 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur, beauty, wisdom and bliss. It brilliantly showcases the essence of Indiaโ€™s ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual messages. The Akshardham experience is an enlightening journey through Indiaโ€™s glorious art, values and contributions for the progress, happiness and harmony of mankind.
The grand, ancient-styled Swaminarayan Akshardham complex was built in only five years through the blessings of HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) and the colossal devotional efforts of 11,000 artisans and BAPS volunteers. The complex was inaugurated on 6 November, 2005. Akshardham means the eternal, divine abode of the supreme God, the abode of eternal values and virtues of Akshar as defined in the Vedas and Upanishads where divine bhakti, purity and peace forever pervades.For the first time ever in the world witness the heritage of India in all its facets, insights and beauty at the Swaminarayan Akshardham through its mandir, exhibitions, verdant gardens and other attractions.

 

Although the time crunch made us miss the Light and Sound show involuntarily but the experience of the day couldn’t be compared to anything else. To all those who haven’t seen it yet, I strongly recommend visiting once whenever you visit Delhi.
So until I set out to discover yet another part of Delhi meanwhile stay happy and stay blessed.

Don’t Exist, Live and Express!

Take Care,

Sending love,

Until next episode from Delhi!

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20 thoughts on “Peaceful Creativity – #DelhiDiary

  1. I pass through it every time I am in Noida but havent been there actually. Must visit it sometimes! Aah! the cameras/phones are not allowed!! But that’s good in a way, makes you enjoy and soak in the beauty, grandeur and bliss without any distraction!

  2. The architecture does look magnificent. I wish I had visited it when I was in Delhi. I agree with the rules of no camera in places like these. Keeps the ambiance of the place intact.

  3. I was here some years back and was pretty impressed with the architecture. ๐Ÿ™‚
    But the security system to enter the premises is very tiring :/ & also photography prohibition was a downer for me too :/

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