Built in the early 1900s by the Birla family, this temple is dedicated to Laxminarayan, the prime God of the temple, along with Goddess Laxmi.
Spread over a whopping 7.5 acres, the Birla Temple is home to many shrines, fountains, and gardens along with sculptures and carvings. It’s like a mini city in itself! And let’s not forget about the architecture, which was heavily influenced by the Swadeshi movement of the early twentieth century.
The temple also houses shrines dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Shiva and Hanuman among other Gods. And if you’re lucky enough to be in New Delhi during Diwali or Janmashtami, this temple is the place to be!
Now, let’s get into the nitty-gritty. The Birla Temple was built by industrialist and philanthropist, Baldeo Das Birla and his son Jugal Kishore Birla, and was the first of a series of temples built by the Birlas in many cities of India, which are also often called Birla Temples.
The temple is easily accessible from the city by local buses, taxis, and auto-rickshaws, and the nearest Delhi Metro station is R. K. Ashram Marg metro station, located about 2 km away.
So, if you’re looking for a unique and impressive temple experience in New Delhi, the Birla Temple is definitely worth a visit!