Modi, Sunak extend best wishes before inauguration of Akshardham temple in New Jersey


Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Rishi Sunak exchanged greetings ahead of the inauguration of the Akshardham temple in Robbinsville city of New Jersey. This temple is said to be the largest Hindu temple built outside India in the modern era.

“This is an occasion of immense spiritual significance for a large number of devotees across the world,” Modi said in a letter to BAPS (Bochasanvasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha) Swaminarayan Akshardham in Robbinsville.

Congratulating BAPS Swaminarayan Sansthan and all those involved in this initiative, Modi said that the inauguration ceremony of Akshardham Mahamandir reflects the excellence of Indian architecture and its glorious ancient culture and ethos.

He said it will help connect the Indian diaspora, especially the youth, with Mother India and make them feel proud of it. “We are amazed by the beauty of this temple and its universal message of peace, harmony and becoming a better person,” the British Prime Minister said in a message sent ahead of the inauguration ceremony on October 8.

He said, “It is not only a place of worship, but also a landmark that portrays India’s values, culture and its contribution to the world.” Prime Minister Modi said that India and America have a permanent relationship. relations and both the countries have made these relations strong and multidimensional and have promoted extensive dialogue between their people.

He said that India’s enduring and glorious spiritual heritage has timeless and universal relevance. Modi said, “Spirituality is an integral element of our socio-cultural heritage and principles.”

“Our philosophy and traditions emphasize that the ultimate goal of a person’s life revolves around seva or selfless service,” he said, adding that the temple has been a center of service and socio-cultural activities for centuries. Have been.

Modi said they are not only centers of devotion but also serve as platforms for expression of art, architectural excellence, literature and knowledge and such deep cultural principles have been guiding humanity for generations.

He said, “Lord Swaminarayan presented the timeless ideals of our culture and expressed it in powerful lessons that are accessible to every section of the society.

He emphasized the importance of purity of thought and conduct through spirituality and social reform.” BAPS Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple in Robbinsville Township, New Jersey, about 60 miles south of Times Square in New York and about 180 miles north of Washington, DC Construction began in 2011 and more than 12,500 volunteers helped build it.

Even before the formal inauguration of the temple, thousands of people come here every day for darshan. This temple, known as Adhar Dham, is built in an area of ​​183 acres. The temple is built according to ancient Hindu scriptures and depicts ancient Indian culture including 10,000 sculptures and carvings of statues, Indian musical instruments and dance forms.

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