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The Birla Temple which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi is yet another famous and major attraction in the Pink city of Jaipur. Birla temple is situated at the foot of Moti Dungri Fort and is built by the famous and affluent business family of Birlas. The popular Birlas have built many other temples in the country. The land on which this temple stands was given to the Birla family by a Maharaja on a token sum of just one rupee.

Significance of the temple
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In the year 1988, the construction of the temple took place. Today, the Birla Mandir reflects the secular ethos of India with its three domes which represents varied approaches to religion. The architectural beauty of the temple is very much worth appreciating.

The temple which is a sacred place is always thronged by devotees. Infact the management of the temple hardly finds the temple absolutely vacant at any point of time during the day. During festivals, the number of devotees multiplies to a greater number.

Birla Temple is built in white marble which is a highly revered place of worship for Hindus. From outside the temple there are sculptures on numerous mythological themes and images of saints catch the attention of the visitors. Images of Socrates, Zarathustra, Christ, Buddha and Confucius manifest the secular nature of the temple.

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There exists the image of Ganesh, the protector of households, which is over the beam at the entrance and is considered immensely auspicious. The images of Lakshmi Narayan are sculpted out of a single piece of marble. The Jaipur Birla Temple in Rajasthan is a modern architectural wonder for the country. It is also known by the name of Lakshminarayan Temple. This grand temple is been constructed on the elevated ground at the base of Moti Dungari hill in Rajasthan. The Birla Temple here is said to be a replica of a Scottish castle. The Birla Mandir is said to be build by the famous B.M. Birla Foundation, one of the world's most famous business foundations. While in Rajasthan, a visit to Birla Mandir for any one should be the topmost priorities.

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The temple is built entirely with the finest quality white marble, the temple is embedded with beautifully carved sculptures and idols. The grand temple is dedicated to Lord Lakshmi Narayan also known as Lord Vishnu of the Hindu trinity. There are three main domes of the Temple which represent a very clear picture of secular India as they portray different approaches of diverse religions of the nation. The temple has got one of the most beautifully crafted idols of Lord Ganesha and other Hindu Gods.

The Birla Temple appears like a magical palace during the festival of Janmashtami, which is being celebrated to mark the birth of Lord Krishna. The complete temple premises are decorated beautifully with flowers and festoons.

In the evening, the temple glows grandly as though it is illuminated with a thousand light bulbs. The magnificent structure of the temple in marble glows in breathtaking radiance and captivates everyone with its unparalleled beauty.

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The exterior walls of the Birla temple are erected with lavish sculptures, imbibed from the Hindu mythological themes, whereas the interiors boast up with large marble panel rendering mythological events. The temple complex consists of a museum, where ancestral valuables of the Birlas are displayed. The blossoming of green gardens of the complex adds to the beauty of this spectacular temple. Birla Temple is a great work of genius and people come here in large numbers, to behold the charm and splendor of this shrine.

The Jaipur Birla Mandir attracts many tourists and devotees every year. The temple is very much crowded especially during the festivals as Hindus come from all over the state and country to pay their respect to the Lord.


Time to Visit
The best time to visit Birla Temple for the devotees would be during the month of October to March and the timing of the temple is 06:00 A.M. - 12:00, 03:00 P.M. - 08:30 P.M.

How to Reach the Temple
Jaipur city of Rajasthan has its own airport and railway station. A very wide network of roads makes it possible to reach the place with utmost ease. Hiring the local means of transport like taxis, autos or rickshaws in the city to reach Birla Temple is also possible.

Other places to Visit

 i. The temple has a very small museum which displays old things and home products with objects of the Birla family. The museum is open daily in morning from 08:00 AM to 12: 00 AM then from 04:00PM to 08:00 PM. There is no entry fee to visit this museum.

 ii.Abhaneri: it is a rustic village culture of Rajasthan which englintens here the visitors in Abhaneri. It is founded by King Raja Chand; the village is remarkable for the step wells baoris and Harshat Mata Temple.

iii.Jaipur Moti Doongri - this Temple in Rajasthan is particularly known for its reality and live location. Moti Doongri templeis especially for Ganesh ji, Moti Doongri Temple is located at the foothills of the fort Moti Doongri. The meaning of Moti Dungri is pearl hill, because it appears like a hill a drop of pearl. There are large number of devotees here on Wednesdays or on Ganesh Chaturthi. Thousands of devotees throng the famous Ganesh temple at Moti Doongri on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. Near by tourist places to Birla Mandir

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iv.Galta Galta is very close to Jaipur, this place is famous for the sacred kunds water reservoirs. The village is also named for temple of Galtaji located just beyond Sisodia Rani-ka Bagh.

v.Karauli: it serves a pleasurable tour and even a must to pray in the temple of Kaila Devi. Madan Mohanji and other historic monuments are worth visiting. The visitors throng this place during the extravaganza of festivities of annual fair of Kaila Devi.

vi.Jaigarh: This site is very much close to Jaipur and is famous for the majestic Jaigarh Fort built during 15th and 18th century.

vii.Balaji: At a distance of 102 Km from Jaipur, the Hindu exorcism temple of Balaji is a place for people who suffer from possession. On Tuesdays and Saturdays here comes a huge crowd of victims.