Shri Laxmi Narayan Temple, Delhi

Shri Laxmi Narayan Temple, Delhi

Birla Temple which is also known as the Shri Laxmi Narayan Temple, Delhi is one of the major temples and tourist attractions in Delhi which is located on Mandir Marg, west of Connaught Place. The beautiful temple which was constructed in the year 1938 by the industrialist BD Birla, is dedicated to Laxmi (the goddess of prosperity) and Narayana (the preserver) with the side temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, Krishna, and Buddha. The temple is visited by several tourists coming from across the globe throughout the year.

Visiting the Shri Laxmi Narayan Temple, Delhi, one would come across the architecture that looks imbibed from the Nagara Style. Raised with red sandstone, the temple has tall spires with the tallest extending to a height of 165 feet and additional spires lengthen to 116 feet which looks magnificent. Other than this, the exotic structure of the temple comprises amazing sculptures and jaali work making it remarkable to behold. Inaugurated by the Father of The Nation-Mahatma Gandhi, Birla Temple is unique for being open to all castes.

Being one of the holy places in Delhi, tourists can take some time to meditate or sit quietly in one of the temple’s halls. Also, the garden outside is a quiet and relaxing place to spend an hour or two listening to the sound of the waterfalls.

Visiting the temple, one could see marble statues that are there on the ground floor. Other than this one could see small shops selling religious mementos, flower shops, and photographers thronging the visitors right from the entrance of the parking area. While on the first floor of the temple has the shrines of all Hindu deities, beautifully carved pillar structure by Japanese and Buddha shine.

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