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Birla Mandir

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The trip to Hyderabad city does not end for any individual with out a visit to famous and beautiful temple named “Birla Mandir”. This temple is centre of attraction for the city and best part is that it is open for all irrespective of religion.

It was in the year 1938, the famous industrialist Raja Baldev Birla built the magnificent shrine in the heart of the city and took him around ten years to complete it. The temple was built on hilltop named “kala pahad” which is one among the Naubat Pahad twins and the integration of southern, northern style makes it unique from other temples in India. Inauguration of the temple was done by our father of nation Mahatma Gandhi.

Birla mandir temple is totally built with white marbles brought from rajasthan and is devoted to lord venkateshwara. As soon as you reach the temple premises using the large steps leading up the hill, you will find several marble statues representing the Hindu pantheon. The blend of Utkal temple architecture, South Indian architecture and Rajastani architecture put in to marble carvings of temple depicts the brilliance of our craftsmen.

Four-tiered “rajagopuram” built in the style of south Indian temples is the entrance of the main temple. The tower over the main shrine is made of brass and is called as Jagadananda Vimanam, the height of the brass flagstaff reaches up to 42ft. The magnificent shrine “Birla Mandir” offers several sculptures finely sculpted in pure marble adjoining to mukha mandapam depicting exquisite scenes of our great epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. The 11ft tall carved idol of Lord Venkateswara is made from black granite and lotus on the top of the idol forms as an umbrella for the image.

As birla temple is built on hilltop, it provides the spectacular view of surroundings especially at nights comprising the Public Garden,Hussain Sagar Lake, Lumbini Park, Legislative Assembly, Secretariat building and Reserve Bank of India.

The temple is open between 7 am and 12 noon and between 3 pm and 9 pm. As birla mandir is located in the heart of the city, it is well connected by APSRTC or by train.

The temple is about 7 KM from Secunderabad station, 3 KM from Hyderabad station, 6 KM from Begumpet station

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