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Visit to Lakshmi Narayan Mandir – Birla Mandir in Delhi

by Aky on May 29, 2012

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.

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

Moving ahead with this article,ย 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)

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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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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.

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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.

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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…

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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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

If not, don’t just sit there, roam around, its FREE! ๐Ÿ˜€

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sonu November 17, 2012 at 11:06 pm

Hi AKY,

Could you tell me your inputs regarding the Daramshala facilities at Birla Mandir.

I’d really appreciate it.

Thanks and regards,

Sonu

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2 Aky November 21, 2012 at 10:20 am

Sonu,

I already shared everything, I had during my visit to Birla Mandir.

Moreover, I recommend you to visit and confirm it from the concerned person at Birla Mandir.

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3 DNMadan January 8, 2014 at 4:21 am

Suddenly.it occurred to me to visit Laxminarain temple to pay homage,especially to thank God for successful celebration and conclusion of marriages of my grandson ,and grand daughter in November and December 2013,respectively.This should have been done earlier,but as you have said visit to a temple has not to be planned.It happens,anyway.For me this materialised today only.Well!it is all in the hands of the Almighty.Thanks.

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4 M K Shukla October 3, 2014 at 2:52 pm

I think your visit is little old since now there is parking for your valued vehicle. Just after crossing Kali Bari Mandir a red light is there on left the entrance of parking is there. It is on back side of temple one can go by stairs to temple after Car park.

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5 Aky October 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Yeah, this article’s too old. Thank you for the updated information about Bike/Car Parking for Birla Mandir Delhi.

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6 AKR October 8, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Any one pls let me know the contact nos. of Birla Mandir Dharamshala.

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7 S. Padmavathi, Advocate September 1, 2016 at 8:10 am

Dear Aky Kindly permit me use your photo Birla Mandir Dharmashala in my book work. Your consent is awaited.

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8 Aky September 1, 2016 at 11:59 am

Sure. Do let me know once your book is published. Would love know more about it.

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