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Birla Mandir Jaipur’s history is unique in its way. The land on which today this marvelous temple stands with all its might once belonged to the Royal Family of Jaipur. The Maharaja sold the land for the price of only one rupee to the Birla Family. This temple was built by the B.M Birla Foundation under the direction of Ramanauh das and Ghanshyam Birla. Construction began in late 1977 and the temple was finally opened on February 22, 1988. The Birla family has also constructed Birla Mandirs in 14 different cities in India other than Jaipur.
The festival of Janmasthami is the main festival that is celebrated with great enthusiasm. Over the years, on the occasion of Janmasthami large gatherings can be seen all around the temple. During festivals, Jaipur and the tourist attractions here, come to life and the city is decorated like a bride. If you plan on visiting this city do so during the festive season.
The whole temple is built with white marble, which gives the temple a marvelous look that catches the eye of everyone. The Birla Mandir Jaipur is divided into four parts: sanctum, the tower, the main hall, and the entrance. There are also glass-stained windows that showcase the traditional Hindu religious stories. The lavish gardens surrounding the temple provide a calm and spacious atmosphere to the visitors. A big OM sign can be seen on the wall behind the deities. The word OM holds great importance for the Hindu religion. It signifies the union of the mind, the body, and the spirit.
Visitors and devotees can take part in the daily prayers (aarti) that take place twice a day in Birla Mandir. The Birla Mandir Jaipur is also a very great spot for photographers, the architecture of the temple can be captured in-camera lens. But to be honest the pictures can never fully justify the beauty the temple originally holds.
Visitors can also spend their time on the beautiful and lavish lawns. The Shrine of Lord Shiva is also present in the temple premise and is open for visitors to pray. A beautiful fountain is also there in front of the Shrine of Lord Shiva. People can also visit the Ganesh temple
Tips for visiting
- There is no dress code provided by the temple authorities for the visitors but one should dress decently.
- Visitors must remove their footwear before entering the main structure of the temple.
- Alcohol and non-veg food items should not be taken inside the temple premises.
- Remember to dispose of the waste items in the dustbin and do not litter the lawns.
- Please respect the rules imposed by the temple authorities and do not click pictures inside the main temple.
Best time to visit
The Pink City, Jaipur, where the royals reside is a lively city that welcomes guests throughout the year. The state of Rajasthan is majorly covered by the Thar desert and has a hot atmosphere. So, after the monsoon season when the temperature begins to fall and the festival of light Diwali approaches, is the best time to visit Birla Mandir.
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Interesting Facts About Birla Mandir
- The temple is built completely of white marble.
- Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi are the main deities.
- The Birla Mandir is also known as Lakshmi Narayan Mandir.
- The land on which the temple is built was given by the Maharaja of Jaipur at the token price of one rupee only.