Saturday, 1 August 2015

Birla Mandir -- Hyderabad

Birla Mandir is the temple of Lord Balaji  the incarnation of Lord Vishnu in Kaliyug. The temple was constructed with 200 Tonnes of pure Rajastahani Marble.
The Birla Mandir  was constructed  in 1976 spanning 10 Years. The architecture is blend of south Indian,Utkal and Rajasthani style. The temple inside is replica of  Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala.
The granite image of the presiding deity in the Birla Mandir at Hyderabad is about 11 feet tall. There is a carved lotus that serves as an umbrella to the presiding deity
The other deities in the temple include Padmavathi, Andal, Ganesh and Sri Sai Baba.
The temple was built in 280 Ft high Navbath Pahad which is located south of Hussainsagar, Tank Bund, Lumbini Park.the famous sites of Hyderabad.
The monolith Buddha Statue,which is situated in the midist of Hussainsagar, is visible from Birla Mandir. 
The serene , cool, and white marble Temple gives lots of  peace to mind. We can have a view of some of the sculpted scenes from the great epics of Ramayana and Mahabharatha in marble in the temple premises.
It was constructed under the supervision  of  Swamy  Ranganatha Swamy of Ramakrishna Mutt.
Birla Mandir temple timings: 7AM to 12PM and 3PM to 9PM  Open on all 7days of week. 

The Birla Planetarium, Space observatory situated on the adjoining Hill ,show cases Galaxy and stars.  Archeological Museum, Science Museum located on the hills alongside Planetarium  give lots of knowledge to visitors and students..

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