Pilgrimage Tour

Laxmi Narayan Temple (Birla Temple)

The Laxmi Narayan temple is located at Mandir Marg, Near Gole market west of Cannaught Place New Delhi. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. In the Hindu religion, Narayan refers to Lord Vishnu. The temple is constructed by the Baldeo Das Birla of the Birla family. The temple is inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1939. The temple has other shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva, Krishna, and Buddha. The temple is spread over 7.5 acres. This temple is also known as Birla Temple.

About Laxmi Narayan Temple

The Laxmi Narayan temple is located at the Mandir Marg, Near Gole Market New Delhi. The construction of the mandir has started in 1933 by the Birla family. The temple is dedicated to the Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi.

In Hinduism, Narayan refers to Lord Vishnu. The Temple has spread over the 7.3 acres of land. The main architect of the temple was Sri Chandra Chatterji. The temple constructed on the swadeshi theme.

Birla temple took almost 6 years to ready. The temple is inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1939. But Mahatma Gandhi inaugurates the temple with the condition that the temple should be allowed for the people of all caste. There should not be any partiality with any caste.

Architecture of Laxmi Narayan Temple (Birla Temple)

The main architecture of the Laxmi Narayan temple was Sris Chandra Chatterji. The architecture is influenced by the Indian Swadeshi Movement. The main temple is in a three-story building in the northern or Nagra Style.

The main Shikhar of the temple is 160 ft high. The temple is spread over 7.3 acres of land. The Side temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva, Krishna, and Buddha. The temple is made by the Red sandstone. Artificial landscape and cascading waterfalls add to the beauty of the temple. The north Bhawan is dedicated to Lord Krishna.

The entire complex is adorned with frescos and paintings depicting scenes and narrating stories from the major texts of Hinduism. The icons of the temple are in marble brought from Jaipur. Kota. Icons of the temple are carved by the team of skilled artisans headed by the Acharya Vishwanath Sastri. There is a tall statue of Lord Laxminarayan in the middle hall of the temple. The Geeta Bhawan, a hall is decorated with beautiful paintings. The walls of the temple are full of paintings.

History Of Lakshmi Narayan Temple (Birla Temple)

The foundation stone was laid by the Maharaja Udaybhanu Singh. The temple is constructed by the Baldeo Das Birla of Birla family in 1933. The architecture took 6 years for ready. It was the first temple of the Birla temple series.

The architect of this temple was Sris Chandra Chatterji. Over 1000 skilled artists carved the icons of the temple. The temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi with the condition that the temple should allow people of all the caste.

Festivals In Laxmi Narayan Mandir (Birla Mandir)

  • Janmashtami
    Janmashtami gets to celebrate on the occasion of the birth of Lord Krishna. During the festival, the temple is lit up and thousands of devotees come here to pay reverence to the deity and celebrate the occasion.
  • Ramnavami
    During the festival of the Ramnavmi, a large number of the devotees arrive at the temple. The temple get decorates with flowers and lights.

Opening And Closing Timing

This temple Opening & Closing time is 4:30 AM – 1:30 PM and 2:30 – 9:00 PM.

Pooja Timing

The time of the morning and evening aarti is not fix. But the duration of the both aarti is 30 to 45 minutes.

Laxmi Narayan Temple Location

The temple is located in the heart of Delhi, Mandir Marg, near Gole Market, New Delhi. The nearest metro station is Ramakrishna ashram metro station.

How to Reach

From Delhi Airport
Delhi is well connected to all national and international flights. You can pick the metro from the airport metro station and reach Ramkrishna Ashram metro station. The temple is 2 km away from here. You can take e rickshaw from here. The distance is 12.7 km from Delhi airport.

From Delhi railway station
Delhi is well connected with the railway network. All the major trains pass through Delhi. From the new Delhi railway station, you can take the metro or other public transport to reach the Temple. The distance is 3 km from the new Delhi railway station.

From Delhi Interstate Bus Station
You can reach the ISBT (Interstate Bus Station). From here you can take buses or the metro to reach the Temple. The distance is 7 km from ISBT.

Tickets For Entry

Entry in the Temple complex is absolutely free.

Dress Code

There is not certain dress code for the temple but visitors advised to wear decent clothes.

Weather of Delhi

Summer
During the months of summer (Mar to May) it extremely hot the temperature can be rise upto 46 degree.

Monsoon
In the monsoon, the climate remains pleasant, but heavy rainfall can spoil your plans.

Winter
In the winter it can be cold the temperature can fall down to 5 degrees celsius. The morning and evening remain chilly, but in day time you can visit Laxmi Narayan Temple.

Laxmi Narayan Famous For

  • This is the first Birla Mandir In New Delhi of the series of Birla temples. It was inaugurated by the Mahatma Gandhi in 1939 with the condition that the temple should be allowed for all caste.
  • The temple is also famous for its Janmashtami festival (Birth of Lord Krishna). During the festival of Janmashtami, there is a high rush in the temple. Devotees celebrate the festival with cheer and enthusiasm.
  • The architecture of the temple is also a catchee. There is the use of marvel with the red sandstone in the temple complex. The artificial landscape, fountain, and garden area on the rear side of the temple.

Do’s & Don’ts

Things to Do.

  • You can join the Morning and the Evening Aarti at the temple.
  • You should advise wearing decent clothes.
  • You can enjoy the evening fountain show at the temple.

Things to Do Not.

  • Please don’t do any irrelevant activity during your visit.
  • Photography is not allowed at the prayer Hall.
  • Do not spit anywhere in the complex.

FAQS

  • Is parking facility available for visitors?

    Yes, parking facilities available for visitors.

  • Is metro available for the temple?

    The nearest metro station is Ramkrishna Ashram. It just 2 km away from the temple.

  • What is the location of the Laxmi Narayan temple?

    The temple is located at the Mandir Marg, Near Gole Market, New Delhi.

  • What is the timing of the Laxmi Narayan temple?

    The temple is open early in the morning at 4.30 a.m and close at 9.30 p.m at night.

  • What is the best time to visit the temple?

    You can visit the temple in the morning and evening. The temple remains close in the afternoon (1.30p.m to 2.30 p.m)

  • What is the distance between Delhi airport to Laxmi Narayan temple?

    Laxmi Narayan temple is 12.3 km from the Delhi airport.

Other Places Nearby The Laxmi Narayan Temple

  • Red Fort
  • Jama Masjid
  • Qutub Minar
  • Chattarpur Temple
  • Lotus Temple
  • Kalka Ji Temple
  • Zoo logical Park
  • India Gate

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