At the heart of the Swaminarayan Akshardham complex is the Akshardham mandir. Towering at the center, the mandir is a tribute to the immense glory and magnificence of the Hindu tradition of devotion. Its exquisite design follows the Indian treatises on architecture, the śilpaśāstras, and pays homage to the splendor of Hindu mandir architecture. By integrating motifs with meaning, the mandir stands as a monument to the liberating potential within all.