Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Lakshmi Narayan temple New Delhi

Lakshmi Narayan temple New Delhi:

Lakshmi Narayan temple of Hindu is located to the west of Co naught Place in Delhi. Constructed by Raja Baldev Das in the year 1938, it is devoted to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. Also known by the name of Birla Mandir of New Delhi, this Hindu temple has quite an attractive history attached to it. Built over a period of 6 years, the temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi. Except, he kept a condition that he will inaugurate the Delhi Laxmi Narain Temple only if the people from all castes, particularly untouchables, would be able to increase entry inside it. The temple form of one of the major draws of the city and is visited by many devotees and international tourists every year.

Lakshmi Narayan Mandir is built well, even though with a present touch. Adorning the interiors of the temples are gorgeous carvings depicting the scenes from myths. Many Hindu symbols and quotes from the Gita and the Upanishads decoration the temple walls. The highest Shikara (tower) in the temple soars to a height of 165 ft, even as the ancillary one is about 116 ft. Facing east and standing on an important platform, Birla Mandir of Delhi also enshrines the holy Vedas. The major shrine is devoted to Lord Narayan and Goddess Lakshmi, while the smaller ones are of Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha and Lord Hanuman and Goddess Durga.

How to reach

One can simply reach Birla Temple by taking local Buses, metro, auto rickshaws or by hiring taxis from Delhi


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