City of Gandhi
"City Named after Gandhi"
Gandhinagar, the capital city of Gujarat, is situated 32 km north-east on the west bank of the Sabarmati River and named Gandhinagar, after the Gujarat-born Mahatma Gandhi.
Gandhinagar is India's second planned city after Chandigarh. Its sole tourist site is the splendid Akshardham Temple of the Hindu Swaminarayan sect, constructed out of 6000 tonnes of pink sandstone.
"Hari Mandapam - Akshardham"
This Sanctum Sanctorum is the Center of Faith, the most sacred part of Akshardham. It enshrines the Murtis of Lord Swaminarayan and His successors. People come forth to pray and return with faith.
Welcome to Sahajanand Vun, the gardens of Akshardham. Truly magnificent, with contemplative corners and peaceful pockets, the fifteen acres of landscapes are blessed with unearthly beauty. There are lakes and waterfalls, rock gardens and spray fountains.
A world of swans, ducks and peacocks is a delight to watch.