Transforming an ancient story into a multimedia spectacle
BAPS, a socio-spiritual organization that was established in the early 20th century, is committed to voluntary and humanitarian work. Affiliated with the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council, BAPS has a worldwide network of 3,850 centers and a total of 55,000 volunteers. One of those centers, the Swaminarayan Akshardham at New Delhi, is a unique temple complex and touristic attraction. The temples form the backdrop for an immersive water spectacle, retelling an ancient story… through state-of-the-art Barco projectors.
Opened in 2005, the Akshardham complex features temples, a theatre, formal gardens and musical fountains, celebrating different aspects of Hinduism. ‘Sahaj Anand’ water show - a recently added attraction, has become the crown jewel of the Akshardham experience. The spectacle translates one of the oldest Hindu scriptures into a mesmerizing 24-minute show using water, music, special effects, live acting and animations.