The feature image is the Swminarayan Akshardham temple of New Delhi. This temple in Delhi is, perhaps, the most recent of its kind, opened in 2005. The temple is intricately carved from pink sandstone and Italian marble. With 234 carved pillars, nine domes, and 20,000 idols and statues, it exhibits the range of different architectural styles in India. Elephants have been given prominence in this monument, in the form of 148 life-sized statues weighing a total of 3000 tons. This grand architectural achievement at Delhi needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. Akshardham means the divine abode of God. It is a place of devotion, purity, peace. This huge structure is a delight and sometimes the visitors like to describe it as the eighth wonder of the world.
India is a place where the art is everywhere. Ancient India has created the wonders with stones and marbles. Each state has its own speciality in carving arts. In Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh the carved wooden furniture are made and they are a delightful possession of the owner. The wooden partitions for a big room, corner shelves, beds and sofa sets can attract anyone who sees it. They look gorgeous and Royal.
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