Laxminarayan temple also known as Birla Mandir, is one the major tourist attraction and famous temple of Delhi. This temple is dedicated to Lord Narayan and Goddess Laxmi. Laxminarayan temple spreads over an area of 7.5 acres. This temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi laid condition for the inauguration that people of all caste will be allowed to enter the temple. The temple was built for six years. The temple was built by Baldeo Das Birla and his son J.D. Birla of Birla family. This was the first of a series of the temple built by birla Family under the name Birla Temple.
How to Reach Laxminarayan temple:
Birla Mandir can be reached by bus or metro train in Delhi. A number of DTC buses available for Mandir Marg bus stop. One DTC bus stop is present in front of Laxmi Narayan temple as you can see in the pic below. The nearest Metro station is Ramakrishna metro station on the blue line of the metro.
Laxminarayan Temple Architecture:
Three storied Birla Mandir is built in Nagara style of Hindu temple architecture. Temple premises built by Kota stone brought from Makrana, Kota, Agra, and Jaisalmer. The main temple has idols of Laxmi and Narayan. Acharya Vishvanath Shastri with the help of hundreds of craftsman of Banaras carved the idols of the temple. Sris Chandra Chatterji was the architect of the Birla Temple. The tallest spire of temple extends to 165 feet and whereas another spire lengthens to 116 feet. The exotic and magnificent structure of temple comprises spires, beautiful idols, jali work, big lawn and fountains in back.
Main Deity: Laxmi Narayan God Vishnu with his consort Laxmi
Address: Mandir Marg, Near Gole Market, New Delhi, 110001
Built by: Industrialist J. K. Birla
Built in: 1939
Phone: 011 2336 3637
Open: All Days
Timings: 4.30 AM to 1.30 PM
2.30 PM to 9.00 PM
Days closed: None
Photography: not allowed in Prayer Hall
Nearest Metro Station: Ramakrishna Ashram Marg on the blue line of Metro