Akshardham (religion)

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This article is about a philosophy of the Swaminarayan Sect. For other meanings, see Akshardham (disambiguation).

Akshardham (from the words Akshar meaning indestructible, and Dham meaning abode or home) is believed to be the divine abode of Swaminarayan by his followers.[1] The followers of Swaminarayan believe that the jiva or soul goes to Akshardham after salvation to attain moksha. Akshardham is also known as Gunatit/Brahmarup (Like Brahman)/Chidakashrup/Param Bhagwat Sant. It is referred to as the eternal state the followers of The Swaminarayan Sampraday receive. It generally means going above the three modes of nature/maya that is satva, tamas, rajas this state is a state of enlightenment, the eternal goal in a follower's life is to reach this elevated position. [2]

Akshardham is the immortal abode of God or the abode of Swaminarayan. This is a common term used in the Swaminarayan Hindu philosophy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, Raymond (2001). Introduction to Swaminarayan Hinduism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 83. ISBN 0 521 65279 0. 
  2. ^ Williams, Raymond (2001). Introduction to Swaminarayan Hinduism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 239. ISBN 0 521 65279 0.