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You don’t have to plan for a visit to temple, it happens by its own. Visiting a temple gets you mental peace, relieves stress and you feel heavenly great. A place where you see and meet new people, who are there with good will, favoring their God. Well, a similar thing happened with me, as I visited one of the major Temples in Delhi, Birla Mandir which is also known as Lakshmi Narayan Mandir. A beautifully constructed temple, built by B.R. Birla and inaugurated by M.K. Gandhi in 1939, is nearby the Heart of City, Connaught Place.


Front Gate Lakshmi Narayan Mandir, Click: iPhone 4s in Night

Moving ahead with this article, Visit to Lakshmi Narayan Mandir – Birla Mandir in Delhi, I will share my experience with you. For your ease, I have divided this article into different sections, and here it is…

Why you should visit Birla Mandir ?

It doesn’t matter, if you are a Hindu, Muslim or a Christian, entry to the temple connects humanity. Whereas if you are a Rich or a Poor, is still not a concern because entry to the temple connects soul not bodies. The temple is beautifully carved depicting Hindu mythology and have many mirrors placed on the wall. The temple is close to Connaught Place, hence attracts many tourists. So, you get to see all kind of people there young, old, celebrities or industrialists. (God is one for all)


Another view of Front Gate Birla Mandir, Click: iPhone 4s in Night

Not sure about your faith, but people visit the temple for prayers, confessions, charity and meditation. How hard is for you to choose any of theses four options ? Not hard ? Then just visit the temple with your faith and feel peace there. 🙂

What else is there in Birla Mandir ?

Birla mandir is not just a temple with a prayer hall, but also has a Dharmasala and a Park. In the below image you can see the Dharmasala at Lakshmi Narayan Mandir.


Birla Mandir Dharamsala, Click: iPhone 4s in Night

Going beyond the dharamsala at Birla Mandir, there is a green park which has a statue of Lt. Sir B. R. Birla. Check out the photograph below of Lt. Shri B.R. Birla’s statue at Birla Mandir.


Statue of B.R. Birla at Lakshmi Narayan Mandir, Click: iPhone 4s in Night

Park also has a sculpture depicting Horses and Rath made up of marble. Here is a picture…


Horses and Rath Sculpture made up of Marble, Click: iPhone 4s in Night

There is a lot more about Birla Mandir and it can’t be covered under one article. So, why don’t you step out and visit the temple to know more about it. 🙂

Few tips before you visit Birla Mandir

Few things you should know before visiting Lakshmi Narayan Mandir in delhi:

  • Photography inside in temple is prohibited.
  • Mobiles and Cameras are not allowed, so either keep them in lockers provided by the temple authority or leave it at your home or vehicles.
  • There is no parking place provided by temple authority for vehicles, so park it at your own risk.
  • Birla Mandir timings are from 6 am – 9 pm.
  • Last Aarti happens at 8:50pm, so make sure you don’t miss the final one.
  • Closest Metro Station to Birla Mandir is Ramakrishna Ashram Marg. It is about a 2 km walk (20 minutes), in NDMC Area which is safe, clean and silent.

I am Done!

Though, it was my first visit to Birla Mandir, Delhi and altogether it was different, but peaceful. If you have already visited Birla Mandir, then don’t forget to share your experience with us. Its easy, just post a comment below. 🙂

If not, don’t just sit there, roam around, its FREE! 😀