Akshardham (religion)

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This article is about a philosophy of the Swaminarayan Sect. For other uses, 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 in actuality is a reference to a metaphysical form known as Gunatit (Like Brahman), this state or form is of euphoria whereby the followers of the Swaminarayan Sampraday reach what is known as Moksha and receive infinite peace, and happiness in this very life (Chatideh Akshardham nu sukh). [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.