Birla Mandir also Known as Laxmi Narayan Temple is a hindu temple dedicated to Laxminarayan in Delhi, India. It is located on Mandir Marg near Connaught Circus in Delhi. Laxmi Narayan Temple was built by Mr. B.D. Birla of Birla Group of Industries. Birla Mandir is one of the major tourist attractions in the Delhi which attracts numerous devotees and international tourists every year.
Birla temple was built over a six year period. The work started for this one in the year 1933 and was completed only in 1939. It was opened by Mahatma Gandhi. The foundation stone of temple was laid by Maharaj Udaybhanu Singh. The temple was built under guidance of Pandit Vishwanath Shastri. The temple spread over 7.5 acres and is embellished with many shrines, large gardens and Gita Bhawan.
The architecture of the Temple looks imbibed from the Orissan Style. The highest tower in the temple reaches a height of 165 feet while the ancillary towers extends to the height of 116 feet.
The Geeta Bhavan, a hall is adorned with beautiful paintings depicting scenes from Indian mythology. There is also a temple dedicated to Buddha. All the statues in the temple are made up of marble and were brought from Jaipur. The entire complex, especially the walls and the upper gallery are full of paintings carried out by artists from Jaipur in Rajasthan.
Krishna Janmashtami and Deepawali are the two major festivals that attract huge crowds to the temple.
How to reach Birla Mandir
Nearest metro station is RK Ashram Marg.
Timings of Birla Mandir
All days of the week 4:30 AM – 1:30 PM
2:30 PM – 9:00 PM