Birla Mandir in Hyderabad


Birla Mandir in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Birla Mandir in Hyderabad

Birla Mandir is built by the Birla foundation in Andhra Pradesh. Birla foundation has built such temples all over the country and all of these are known as Birla Mandir. Raja Baldev was the one who built this temple in the year 1938. This famous temple was inaugurated on the hands of Mahatma Gandhi. It is a famous Hindu temple that lies on the Naubath Pahad. This temple is devoted to lord Venkateshwara. This is built with about 2000 tones of Rajasthani white marble. This temple is a manifest blend of the south Indian tradition in the architecture of the Mandir. This temple is about 11 feet tall and there are lotus flowers that are carved on the top of the temple.

The total area that the temple covers is about 13 acres of plot and the height of the hill is about 280 feet's above sea level. This temple took over ten years to complete.

Swami Ranganathananda of Ramakrishna mission was the care taker of this temple. One unique feature of this temple is that it does not have bells in this temple as this temple is a place for meditation. So swami wanted that there should be no disturbance in the premises of the temple. This is one of the very famous temples in south India and is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year.

There are wonderful sculptures of the Hindu gods and goddess on the ceiling of this temple. There are amazing carved structures of gods on the wall of the Mandir. The Mandir has a blend of construction such as South Indian and Orissa style of architecture. There are some picturesque beauties of the city from the top of the temple.

At the entrance of the temple there is a 'Rajagopuram' which greets the visitors of the temple and it is in south Indian style. As the main shrine of this temple is lord Venkateshwara there is a tower over the head which is constructed in the Orissa style and known as 'Jagadanananda Viimanam'. There are other deities also such as lord Shiva and Durga that are placed in this temple which are devoted to goddess Lakshmi.

At the edge of the hills there is a man-made waterfall and landscape that is so beautiful that it easily catches attraction of all the visitors. The temple looks awesome in the evening as it gets illuminated in night when the light falls on the pure white marble. It shines like a star in the sky.

Getting there

  • Airways:

    Hyderabad itself has an international airport so is well-connected to all the major cities of India. There are regular flights that are operated from Hyderabad to all the cities of India.

  • Railways:

    There are trains from Hyderabad to all the major cities of India as it is well-connected to all the cities via proper railway line.

  • Road ways:

    There are state transport buses and luxury buses from Hyderabad to all the main cities of India.