Birla Mandir of Hyderabad

Birla mandir is a beautiful blend of Northern and the southern styles of architecture reflecting a synthesis of various cultures of India, in the city of Hyderabad.

Birla Mandir is located on the Naubath Pahad, located in Hyderabad of the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. Birla Mandir is a magnificient temple of Lord Venkateswara entirely built in white marble. Birla foundation have built many such temples all over India and all of those temples are called Birla mandir. The temple is built on a 280 feet hillock, Naubath Pahad, in an area of 13 acres. It took about 10 years to finish the construction and was consecrated in 1976 by Swami Ranganathananda of the Sri Ramakrishna Mission. The temple does not have beels as per Swamiji's wishes that the atmosphere to be conducive for meditation.

About the temple Birla Mandir, Hyderabad

The temple has a blend of the south india, Rajasthani and the Utkala temple architectures. They have used about 2000 tons of pure Rajasthani white marble for this temple construction. The granite for the presiding deity Lord Venkateswara 11 feet tall and a carved Lotus forms an umbrella on the roof. Goddess Padmavati and Andal are housed in separate shrines. There is a flagstaff in the temple complex which rises to a height of 42 feet.

Even though the presiding deity of the temple is Lord Venkateswara, you can also find other deities Shiva, Shakti, Ganesh, Brahma, Hanuman, Lakshmi, Saraswaty and Saibaba. The selected teachings by the holy men and Gurbani are engraved on the walls and the temple is open to all according to the policies of Mahatma Gandhi.

The temple overlooks Hussainsagar and offers a panoramic view of the twin cities Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The other places to visit near Birla mandir are Secretariat, Assembly and the birla Planetarium. Lumbini Park is also located nearby with its landscaped gardens.

How to Reach Birla Mandir?

Birla Mandir is well connected by APSRTC buses and Multi Modal Transport system trains. Nearest MMTS station is Lakdi ka Phul.
Secunderabad railway station is just about 7 kilometers from Birla Mandir, Hyderabad Nampally railway station at about 3 kilometers and Kacheguda is about 5 kilometers

Entrance Timings at Birla Mandir

The temple is open for visitors from 7 a.m. to 12 noon and 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. all days of the week.

Contact Details for Birla Mandir, Hyderabad

Birla Mandir
Top Of Kala Pahad In South End Point Of Hussain Nagar,
Hyderabad - 500004
040 23233259, 23235380


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