About Laxmi Narayan Mandir – Hindu Temple (Birla Mandir)

The Laxminarayan temple or the Birla Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to God Laxminarayan. It is a visual treat to the eyes from outside as well as inside. The interiors are serene and have a lot of mirror works. The temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi and was built by Jugal Kishore Birla between 1933 and 1939. The temples at the side are dedicated to Shiva, Krishna, and Buddha. The temple is located on an area of 7.5 acres, adorned with many shrines, fountains, and a large garden with Hindu and Nationalistic sculptures, and also houses Geeta Bhawan for discourses. It even has a beautiful park attached to it where the visitors can relax and enjoy Indian street food from a small eatery inside the park.

Must See

  • Expansive Hindu temple with shrines
  • Temple Architecture

How to reach

It is easy to reach Shivaji Stadium or Talkatora Gardens from all parts of the city, and then hire an auto-rickshaw to visit the Birla Mandir.

Tips

  • The temple is famous as it was officially opened by Mahatma Gandhi, and it’s a Hindu temple that is meant for people from all different castes of India.
  • People should be aware that they should leave their shoes outside the temple.
  • Make sure to find the small shrine that is situated in the elephant-shaped "cave," near the rear parking lot.
  • This is one of the few temples that are extremely well maintained.
  • Avoid going when it is sunny as you need to walk over marble.
  • Cameras are not allowed inside.
  • Take sunglasses with you if you are very sensitive.
  • Flowers, sweets and other offerings are available at the vendors outside which can be purchased if you want, otherwise not at all compulsory.
  • Washrooms are there within its premises.
  • There's a little bookshop on the east side of the main entrance which has a good collection of Vedic books and scriptures.

Visit Time

Monday: - 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday: -  7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday: -  7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday: -  7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday: -  7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: -  7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sunday: -  7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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Waiting Time

1 hour

 

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Entrance Fee

No

 

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Time you can spend

1 to 2 hours

 

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Weather

Mist 17°C

 

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