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Lakshmi Narayan Temple, also known as Birla Mandir, is one of Delhi’s major temples and a major tourist attraction. Built by the industrialst Sh. J.K. Birla in 1939, this beautiful temple is located in the west of Connaught Place.
The temple is dedicated to Lakshmi (the goddess of prosperity) and Narayana (The preserver). The temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi on the condition that people of all castes will be allowed to enter the temple.
Shri Birla Mandir
Each element of Shri Birla Mandir echoes with spirituality – the Mandir, the Exhibitions and even the Gardens.
The Shri Birla Mandir has over two hundred murtis, representing many of the spiritual stalwarts over many millennia. The spiritual premise of Shri Birla Mandir is that each soul is potentially divine. Whether we are serving the family, the country our neighbors or all living beings the world over , each service can help one move towards divinity. Each prayer is a call towards improving oneself and moving closer to God.
A visit to Shri Birla Mandir is a spiritually enriching experience. Whether it is in realising the power of prayer, in feeling the strength of non-violence, in being aware of the universal nature of Hinduism’s ancient principles, or just in admiring the beauty of God’s abode on Earth –- each element has a spiritual significance.
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The Shri Birla Mandir has over two hundred murtis, representing many of the spiritual stalwarts over many millennia.