• Ambaji temple in pilgrim town Ambaji in North Gujarat received 2.59 crore donation during 9-night festival Navratri this year. Navratri is second big season after Bhadarvi poonam fair during which Ambaji temple recieves huge donatio. According to temple trust, during 9-night festival Navratri the temple receieved 24.70 lakh in Bhet kendra, Rs 3.23 lakh for golden conversion of shikhara, Rs 14.21 lakh at gaadi, Rs 1.50 crore at bhandaara and 641 gram donation of gold
  • Talatis who work as government employees at village level will go on strike on Monday, October 22 seeking hike in salary. Talati union has threatened to boycot the government works across all 18,000 villages of Gujarat.
  • Pakistani Marine Security Agency captures three Indian fishing boats off Gujarat coast with around 18 fishermen aboard; Just four days ago, Pakistan had captured another boat and 12 fishermen off Gujarat coast
  • 300 kg heroin case: Gujarat ATS nabs terror operative Manzoor Mir from Srinagar in Jammu & Kashmir. he was instumental in terror finance and had links with Pakistan based terror outfir Jaish-e-Mohammed

Akshardham Gandhinagar adds ‘Sanatanam Show: An Immersive Experience’ as new attraction

Gandhinagar: Every year thousands visit Akshardham to see its Diwali lighting. This year, to celebrate the 25th anniversary, visitors will be able to enjoy this excellent special show instead. To commemorate the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Swaminarayan Akshardham in Gandhinagar, the ‘Akshardham Sanatanam Show: An Immersive Experience’ has been created for the first time. This 15-minute show was ritually inaugurated by senior BAPS sant Pujya Ishwarcharan Swami on 17 October.

Using video mapping projection onto the grand pinkstone main mandir and screens the show depicts the 25-year history of Akshardham, its impact, contributions and message.


Visitors can daily watch this show free of charge between 6.30 to 9.00 p.m.

The show has been created in three months by 30 BAPS volunteers and sadhus. It uses 12 video projectors, 600 lights, soundscape and pyrotechnics. It features creative choreography of Akshardham mandir’s architecture with graphics, animations, video mapping and other advanced effects to provide a breathtaking experience.

The Akshardham complex is normally closed every Monday. However, it will remain open on Monday, 23 October 2017. On this day, visitors will also be able to view the show between 6.30 and 9.00 p.m.
Also, all are requested to note that the Akshardham complex will be closed on 30 October (Monday), 1 November (Wednesday) and 2 November (Thursday).


It is believed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting the Akshardham complex on November 2. However there’s no official confirmation on this yet.

Akshardham is a place that exudes peace, joy and harmony to visitors from all over the world. Over the past 25 years, over 57 million people from 127 countries have experienced the captivating atmosphere and exhibitions of Swaminarayan Akshardham.


Akshardham was the vision of Yogiji Maharaj, the guru of Pramukh Swami Maharaj. Fulfilling this vision, Pramukh Swami Maharaj inaugurated Akshardham on 2 November 1992. Hence, 2 November 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of its opening.




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