Birla Mandir (LaxmiNarayan Temple) is located on the Mandir Marg, situated west of the Connaught Place in New Delhi. It was the first large Hindu temple built in Delhi. The temple is spread over 7.5 acres. It consist LaxmiNarayan (Vishnu) statue with his consort Lakshmi. Many shrines, fountains, and a large garden with Hindu and Nationalistic sculptures make beautiful and attractive. The temple is one of the major attractions of Delhi and attracts thousands of devotees on the festivals of Janmashtami and Diwali.
The construction of temple built by Baldeo Das Birla and his son Jugal Kishore Birla of Birla family, thus, the temple is also known as Birla Temple. The temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi on the condition that people of all castes will be allowed to enter the temple.
Nearest Metro Station: RK Ashram Marg
Timings: 4:30am to 1:30pm & 2.30pm to 9.00pm. (best to visit during morning and evening aarti)
Photography, Mobiles and cameras : Not allowed in the Temple.