Birla Temple which is also known as the Lakshmi Narayan Temple 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 a number of tourists coming from across the globe all throughout the year.
Visiting the temple, 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 a 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 mementoes, flower shops, and photographers thronging the visitors right from the entrance of park 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.
The temple opens at 4:30 AM to 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM - 9:00 PM (All days of the week).
Mandir Marg, Near Gole market, New Delhi, Delhi
Best Time to Visit
The Birla Temple can be visited at any time of the year. However, visiting during the festivals of Diwali and Krishna Janmashtami would be an ideal choice as it is celebrated in a grand manner which attracts a number of visitors.
How to Reach?
One needs to get down at Rama Krishna Ashram Mission which is on the Blue Line to reach Birla Temple or Lakshmi Narayan.
Tourists can make the make the most out of their visit to Delhi by visiting the nearby attractions to Birla Temple.
- Bangla Sahib
- Raj Ghat
- Agrasen Ki Baoli
- Bengali Market
- India Gate
- Humayun’s Tomb
- Nizamuddin Dargah
- Lodhi Garden