Birla Mandir

About Birla Mandir:

Birla Mandir is a magnificent marble temple dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara. The temple stands on 280 feet high hillocks called Kala Pahad & Naubat Pahad in the center of Hyderabad city. This is one of the most popular tourist places in Hyderabad.

Dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara (Balaji), the temple is made of white marble brought from Rajasthan. This is one of the must visit tourist places in Hyderabad city. The temple was constructed by Birla Foundation in 1976, which has also constructed several similar temples across India, all of which are known as Birla Mandir.

This temple is a wonderful blend of Nagara and South Indian temple architecture. A Rajagopuram built in the South Indian style greets the visitors. The tower over the main shrine of Lord Venkateshwara called the Jagadananda Vimana is built in Dravidian style, while the towers over the shrines of the consorts are built in the South Indian style. The granite image of the presiding deity is about 11 ft tall and a carved lotus forms an umbrella for this image. In the inner shrine of the temple is a replica of the Venkateshwara temple at Tirupati. The brass flagstaff of the temple reaches to a staggering height of 42 ft. Mythological scenes from the great epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata are finely sculpted in marble.

Apart from the main shrine, the consorts of Venkateshwara, Padmavati and Andal are housed in separate shrines. The temple also has separate shrines for various Hindu gods and goddess including Shiva, Shakti, Ganesh, Hanuman, Brahma, Saraswati, Lakshmi and Saibaba. There is also a temple dedicated to Buddha in this complex, with fresco paintings describing his life and work.

The Birla Mandir presents a spectacular sight when illuminated at night. It overlooks the waters of Hussain Sagar Lake, provides a panoramic view of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. This temple is usually crowded on Saturdays.

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A place of worship and Ancient place
Best Time to Visit: December, January, Winter, February, March, Spring, April, May, June, July, Summer, August, September, Autumn, October, November, Monsoon
Location: Khairtabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

How to Reach There:

Airport: Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

The nearest Airport Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Rajiv Gandhi International Airport to Birla Mandir is 29.5Kms

Railway Station: Secunderabad Junction Railway Station

The nearest Railway station Secunderabad Junction Railway Station. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Secunderabad Junction Railway Station to Birla Mandir is 6Kms

Bus Stand: Secunderabad Bus Station

The nearest Bus Stand is Secunderabad Bus Station. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Secunderabad Bus Station to Birla Mandir is 5.7Kms

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