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Birla Temple
 

Laxmi Narayan Mandir, popularly known as Birla Temple devoted to Lord Vishnu (Narayan) and to his consort Lakshmi (Goddess of wealth) is situated atop Moti Dungri Hill just below the Moti Dungri Fort. Built in 1988 by B.M. Birla Foundation (industrialists in India), this pure white marble structure have rich carved pillars, large marble panel portraying mythological events and attractive stained glass windows depicting scenes from Hindu Mythology. The exterior of the temple are elaborately carved with beautiful sculptures based on mythological themes. The three domes of the temple represents three different approaches to the religion. Surrounded by verdant green gardens, Birla Temple is an excellent design of modern architectural marvel.

Besides the shrine of the main deity, the temple has many other small shrines devoted to various Hindu Gods and Goddesses. The temple consists of many idols of different deities and the masterpiece among them is the marble idol of Ganesha. The idols of the presiding deity Vishnu and his consort is carved out from a single piece of marble. Carvings of many historic and religious figures like Socrates, Zarathustra, Christ, Buddha, Confucius etc can also be seen here. Janmashtami (birthday of Lord Shree Krishna) is the main festival and during that time the temple is beautifully decorated with different coloured lights and varieties of flower. The temple looks majestic during the night with its bright lighting.

Birla Mandir also houses a museum, which showcases the ancestral valuables of the Birla family. Entry to the museum is free and it opens from 8 am to 12 noon and from 4 pm to 8 pm.


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