After admiring the Mayur Dwar (Peacock Gate), Mayor Khan visited the Swaminarayan Akshardham Mandir where he witnessed the world’s ‘Largest Comprehensive Hindu Temple’. He offered his respects and admired the Mandir’s art and architecture.
With prayers for world peace and harmony, Mayor Khan offered ‘abhishek’, the ceremonial pouring of sanctified water from 151 holy rivers, lakes and ponds across India on the sacred image of Shri Neelkanth Varni.
Thereafter, Mayor Khan experienced the educational exhibition Sanskruti Vihar – a cultural voyage that sails through 10,000 years of India’s glorious heritage, highlighting India’s contributions to humanity through the ages.
Sharing his sentiments at Akshardham, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan wrote, “Jay Swaminarayan. Thank you so much for your hospitality, friendship, warmth and sharing your knowledge. It is humbling to visit Akshardham. I leave with fond memories.”
This morning I visited the beautiful Akshardham temple here in Delhi -home of the Hindu community who built Neasden Temple in London.pic.twitter.com/wAkhznKPqt— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) December 5, 2017
Here at the incredible Akshardham temple, sister to Neasden temple – one of London’s hidden jewels. Thank you to London’s Hindu community and @BAPS for the huge contribution you make to our city. pic.twitter.com/cWuYV81Fl5— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) December 5, 2017
This morning I visited the breathtaking Akshardham temple, home of the community who built Neasden Temple in London. Thank you to London’s Hindu community and @BAPS for the huge contribution they make to our city. pic.twitter.com/aGtGDeAVEw— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) December 5, 2017