Lakshmi Narayan Temple New Delhi

The Lakshmi Narayan Temple in Delhi situated in Connaught place is one of the famous Birla Temples in India. It was built in 1938 and dedicated to Lord Vishnu and goddess Lakshmi. The carvings and the ornate descriptions of many Indian deities respond to the interests of tourists in the Indian religions. Janmashtami and Diwali are the two festivals that are elaborately celebrated

History

The Lakshmi Narayan Temple was built by Raja Baldev Das in 1938 and is familiarly known as the Birla Mandir. The temple was inaugurated by Gandhiji and in accordance to his requests people of all castes and religion are allowed within the temple grounds. The famous Birla family takes acre of the maintenance of the temple site.

Description

The Lakshmi Narayan Temple houses the idols of the goddess Lakshmi who symbolizes wealth and the deity of Lord Vishnu who represents power. The highest tower in the temple reaches to a height of 165ft. A distinct hallway known as the Geeta Bhawan paints Indian mythology in the artwork on the walls. Inside the temple grounds there are many other idols of different Indian gods and goddesses that inform tourists of the varied Indian culture and religious practices. The architecture of the temple, though depicts the ancient deities has a modern outlook. The temple is open on all days to for the tourists except Mondays. Anyone entering the temple grounds is advised to take off their shoes before starting their tour inside.

How to get there

Lakshmi Narayan temple is conveniently located for the tourists to reach the place by local buses, taxis and auto rickshaws from different points within the city.

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