Akshardham (philosophy)

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

Akshardham is the divine abode of Swaminarayan by his followers.[1] The followers of Swaminarayan believed that the jiva or soul goes to Akshardham after salvation to attain moksha. Akshardham also known as Gunatit/Brahmarup (Like Brahman)/Chidakashrup/Param Bhagwat Sant 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]

It is made from the words Akshar meaning indestructible and Dham meaning abode or home. Hence, 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.