New Delhi Temple Gains Guinness World Record

September 18, 2008

Author: Ruth Gledhill

Source: The Times Online

The Hindu temple in India which is part of the same movement as UK's flagship Neasden temple in north-west London has been listed as the largest Hindu temple in the world by the latest Guinness World Records book, published Wednesday.

The New Delhi temple, which covers 86,000 square feet, has been visited by 12 million people from 113 countries since it opened in November 2005.

Measuring more than 100 metres long and 96 metres wide, the Swaminarayan Akshardham is the centrepiece of a 100-acre complex which has become a point of world pilgrimage for the ancient art, culture and spiritual heritage of Hinduism.