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Home>>North India>>Delhi>>Spiritual>>Lakshmi Narayan Temple

Lakshmi Narayan Temple

Lakshmi Narayan Temple (BIRLA MANADIR)

Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Lakshmi Narayan Temple tours, Visit Lakshmi Narayan Temple of Delhi, Temple tour of Lakshmi Narayan TempleLocation : West Of Connaught Place, Mandir Marg, Central Delhi
Also Known As : Birla Mandir
Built In: 1933-1939

Presiding Deity : Lord Vishnu

This temple was build by G. D. Birla in 1938. This beautiful temple is located in the west of Connaught Place. The temple is dedicated to the goddess of prosperity and good fortune. The temple has well grafted gardens. It is also known as the Birla Mandir.

Completed in 1998, this is a complex of temples. Built on a hilly place this temple is dedicated to the Lord Krishna and was built by the Hare-Rama Hare- Krishna cult followers. This complex is elegantly build and is one of the largest temple complexes in India. Currently the main attractions of the temple are the Robort who enact and preach the Gita. Other shrines in the temple: Durga and Shiva are the other major deities housed in this temple. Mention must be made of the Buddha temple in this complex. Access and Accommodation: 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.

The Laxmi Narayana Temple is the popular name for the Birla Temple in Delhi. Birla Temple is a modern Hindu temple of Laxmi and Narayana. Birla temple was founded by Mahatma Gandhi with the faith that it should be open to all castes and all devotions. Hence, here you do not find unfairness of any kind. All are welcome to this place which has been dedicated to the civilization. The Geeta Bhavan in the Birla Temple (Laxmi Narayana Temple) has beautiful paintings represent events from Indian mythology. There is a Mandir within the complex housing Lord Buddha. The whole complex, particularly the walls and the upper porch are decorated with paintings done by artists from Jaipur. These are amazing and they reflect the wealthy cultural tradition of the Rajasthani Paintings. The background of the Birla Temple has been considered as a mountainous landscape with origins as well as waterfalls. This definitely enhances the artistic beauty of the complex itself.

Birla Temple (Laxmi Narayana Temple) is one of the best tourist attractions in New Delhi. Birla Mandir was constructed in the 20th century by the Birlas, a family known for their Temples in India. It is modern in design and construction. It depicts numerous devotees and foreign tourists.

The Birla Temple is a landmark in the history of modern Indian architecture. One must not miss this site while on a tour to Delhi.

History
Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Lakshmi Narayan Temple tours, Visit Lakshmi Narayan Temple of Delhi, Temple tour of Lakshmi Narayan TempleThis temple was built over a six year period (1933 - 1939) and was opened by Mahatma Gandhi. Architecture: The highest tower in the temple reaches a height of 165 feet while the ancillary towers reach 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 in this complex with fresco paintings describing his life and work. The entire complex, especially the walls and the upper gallery are full of paintings carried out by artists from Jaipur in Rajasthan. The rear of the temple has been developed as an artificial mountainous landscape with fountains and waterfalls. Architectural Splendour Built in Orissan style, the highest tower in the temple reaches a height of 165ft, while the ancillary towers reach 116ft.

The Geeta Bhavan, a hall adorned with beautiful paintings depicting scenes from Indian mythology. There is also a temple dedicated to Buddha in this complex with fresco paintings describing his life and work. The entire complex, especially the walls and the upper gallery are full of paintings carried out by artists from Jaipur in Rajasthan. The rear of the temple has been developed as an artificial mountainous landscape with fountains and waterfalls.

The festival of Janmashtami is celebrated here with much goodwill and cheer. The exterior is faced with the white marble and red sandstone typical of Delhi's Mughal architecture. The interior court is overlooked by two-storey verandahs on three sides; there are gardens and fountains at the rear. For many foreign tourists, this is the place in India where they are confronted with the incongrogous sight of multiple 'swastikas'.

The original meaning of the sign, an ancient Aryan symbol of the striving for perfection, as explained on one wall. Other Shrines In The Temple Complex Durga and Shiva are the other major deities housed in this temple. Mention must be made of the Buddha temple in this complex.

PLACES TO STAY
Accommodation is available in the temple guesthouse for out of town travellers especially for international scholars pursuing knowledge in Sanskrit or in the Hindu religion.

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