Birla Mandir

The Birla Mandir in Delhi is also known as Lakshmi - Narayan Mandir. It is a HIndu temple. It is the first of the temples built across the country by the industrial family of Birla. It is situated on Mandir Marg. This temple is dedicated to Vishnu and Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth.

The Birla Mandir was built in 1938. It was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi, on the condition that people of all castes would be allowed in. Even today, it is one of the most popular temples in Delhi. People of all faiths and castes are permitted to enter it.

The festival of Janmashtami is celebrated here in an impressive manner. Janmashtami is a festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna. The designing of the temple also deserves a remark. It is planned int he Orissan style. White marble is used throughout the temple. Use of red sandstone also makes it valuable and attractive.