Akshardham Temple in New Delhi, is dedicated to 18th century saint 'Swaminarayan'. This grand edifice sprawls over an area of over 100 acres, which consists of 234 ornately carved pillars, 9 ornate domes, 20 quadrangle shikhars, a Gajendra Pith (plinth of stone elephants) and 20,000 murtis and statues of India's great sadhus, devotees, acharyas and divine personalities.
The Temple is Constructed of ‘pink sandstone’ from Rajasthan and ‘white marble’ from Italy. The pink stone symbolizes Bhakti while the white marble stands for absolute purity and eternal peace. The temple has been constructed without using a single iron rod. It's just the fine placement of these stones that provide strength to the building.