Akshardham is 356 ft long and 316 ft wide, its grounds covers 86,342 sq ft. The total area of the temple complex is 32 acres of land.
Other temples in Tamil Nadu that might challenge the Guinness World Records are the Thiruvannamalai Shiva
The above picture is of the Thiruvannamalai Shiva
Hindustan Times reports
When informed that the entire Akshardham complex was spread over 30 acres, said B Raja, joint commissioner of the
, said, ‘A temple is a place for prayer. It is incorrect to include facilities for non-religious activities such as restaurants or boating arrangements as the Akshardham complex has, as part of a temple, just because they happen to be in the vicinity.’ Meenakshi Temple
‘Srirangam, surrounded by the waters of river Kaveri, is a 600-acre island-town enclosed within the seven walls of the gigantic
. There are 21 gopurams, among which the Rajagopuram (on the left) is the tallest in Sri Ranganathaswami Temple South India— it is 72 metres (about 220 ft) in height, and dates to the 17th century, although it was fully completed in 1987. The temple complex measures 950 metres by 816 metres (about half a square mile) along its outer perimeter,’ writes Prof VS Seshadri, a noted historian.
officials, however, said they have no immediate plan to challenge the Guinness classification of Akshardham. Temple Administration
‘But we are curious to know if their officials visited our large temples like Srirangam, Madurai Meenakshi, Thiruvannamalai and Thiruvarur temples before arriving at this verdict,’ said a senior official of the Temple Administration Department. (via)