The highly regarded pilgrimage of Hindus, Birla Mandir is located beneath the Moti Dungri Hill in Jaipur.
Also referred to as Laxmi-Narayan Temple, Birla Mandir is a modern one built completely by white marbles to enhance the beauty of Jaipur. It was commissioned and built by the Indian industrialist family, B.M Birla Foundation in 1988. The King of Jaipur donated this land to Birla Family at the cost of mere one rupee for building this temple.
This religious center is designed in finest white marble carvings, which draws sparkling effect before its spectators. Besides the idol of the main deity, Shri Lakshmi-Narayan carved out from a single marble stone, the divine image of Lord Ganesha calls for greater attention. It has three domes that represent the three different religious approaches – Hinduism, Christianity and Islam. The outer part of the temple is decorated with delicately carved statues from all religions including Socrates, Zarathustra, Christ, Buddha, and Confucius. They have tinted glass windows that describes mythology stories of deities. On the walls of the temple quotes and sayings are engraved from well-known preachers and holy men.
Visitors can enjoy the pictorial presentation of achievers, spiritual saints, philosophers, and others, who have made a mark in the world’s history. This white marbled temple seems to glow at night, which make many tourists flock at this time. Surrounded by lush gardens on all sides this temple provides an alluring view to the visitors. Apart from this, Birla Mandir is also one of the best places to visit in Jaipur for the many pav bhaji joints here. It is a paradise for all the pav bhaaji lovers and that makes it for another major reason that attracts Jaipurites to hang out here.
- 150 Rs. Per head
- 8.00 am to 12.00 noon and 4.00 pm to 8.00 in the evening.
How to Reach
While covering all the top attractions in Jaipur ,Tourists consider visiting Birla Mandir is a must. You can get a cab to reach the place or hiring an auto rickshaw is also a good option. There are also many buses that can take you to Birla Mandir. It is 7 km from Jaipur Railway station and will take merely 16 minutes to reach Birla Mandir. While it is 10 km from the airport and takes approximately 25 minutes to reach.
Best time to visit
When planning the visit to this magnificent place, do plan during the winter months or during the festivals related to Hinduism, especially Lord Vishnu or Lord Laxmi, Janmashtami. You will witness various rituals and celebrations during this festival.