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About Laxminarayn Temple

The temple is dedicated to Laxmi (the goddess of prosperity) and Narayana (The preserver). The temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi on the condition that people of all castes will be allowed to enter the temple.

Built in true Orissan style of architecture the temple is characterized with tall curved towers capped by large amalakas (circular ribbed motif at the summit of a temple tower). Constructed entirely of red sandstone and white marble the tall structure is surrounded by gardens and fountains. A synchronized blend of sculptures, idols, spires and jalis, this temple is considered another architectural marvel in the capital city.

Birla Temple is one of the best sights in New Delhi. It was constructed in the 20th century by the Birlas, a family known for their temples in India. It is contemporary in idea and construction. It draws several devotees and foreign tourists.

The temple was built by industrialist Baldeo Das Birla. The construction of temple started in year 1933 and was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1939 on the condition that people of all castes will be allowed in temple. The side temples are dedicated to ShivaShivaShiva
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, KrishnaKrishnaKrishna
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and BuddhaBuddhaBuddha
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. The temple spread over 7.5 acres and is embellished with many shrines, large gardens and Gita Bhawan. The three-storied temple is built in Nagara style of hindu temple architecture. Hundread of skilled craftsman from Benares headed by Acharya Vishvanath Shastri carved the idols of the temple. The idols of the temple were made by marble brought from Jaipur. Kota stone from Makarana, Agra, Kota and Jaisalmer were used in the construction of temple premises. The main temple houses idols of goddess LakshmiLakshmiLakshmi
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and lord Narayan. Birla Temple attracts thousands of devotees on the hindu festivals of Janmasthtami and Diwali.

Accommodation in Birla mandir

Accomodation is available in the temple guest house for out of town travellers especially for international scholars pursuing knowledge in Sanskrit or in the Hindu religion.

 



 


 
 

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