Laxminarayan Temple



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Lakshmi Narayana Temple in Bhopal on the Aerea Hills a very much panoramic view of Bhopal and is also known as the Birla Temple as the Birlas, one of leading industrial families of India have built it.

Significance of the Temple
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The temple is mainly built in honour of Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of Wealth,and her divine consort,Lord Vishnu,the Preserver of the Universe, who is also known as Narayana. Apart from idols of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Narayana, the temple also has an idol of a reclining Lord Shiva with his wife, Parvati. Attached to this famous temple is the Birla Museum that houses a collection of sculptures from the Mandsaur, Shahdol, Sehore and Raisen districts of Madhya Pradesh.

The collection dates back to the 12th century era of the Paramaras when art and culture flourished in the state. The sandy-yellowish temple of Lord Laxmi Narayana has an old-worldly charm about it, with a huge turret on one side of the building. As one enters the temple through a magnificent archway, and the sprawling lawns that surround the complex, it lends a picturesque appeal.

Laxminarayan Temple
The Laxmi Narayan Temple is of sandy yellowish color that reflects the old feel inside. On one side of the Laxmi Narayan temple is a huge steeple and the entrance to the Temple is through a beautiful archway and is surrounded by lush verdant lawns.

Within the temple complex of Laxmi Narayana is the famous Birla Museum which boasts of a wonderful collection of sculptures from various districts of Madhya Pradesh including Mandsaur, Shahdol, Sehore and Raisen. The collection at the museum dates back to the 12th century which was the progressive era of the Paramaras in which art and culture was prevalent and flourished in the state.

Other places to Visit

Taj-ul-Masajid is regarded as one of the largest and most impressive mosque in central India. This mosque is one of the top landmark sites of Bhopal, located in the heart of the city.
The building of this mosque was initiated by Shahjehan Begum of Bhopal when she became the ruler in 1868.

Jama Masjid
The Jama Masjid of Bhopal is centrally located in the main market area which is also famous as "chowk bazaar". This mosque was built in the year 1837 by the erstwhile ruler of Bhopal, Her Majesty Qudsiya Begum.

Moti Masjid
Moti Masjid Moti Masjid was built by Qudsia Begum's daughter Sikander Jahan Begum in 1860 A.D. The Moti Masjid is very much similar in style to Delhi's Jama Masjid. The mosque is smaller in size than the Jama Masjid, and has two dark red minarets crowned by golden spikes.
Pachmarhi is set in the Satpura Hills at a height of 1,067 metres which is above sea level, the hill station of Pachmarhi is located about 195 km from Bhopal. Legend has it that it is in the forests of Pachmarhi that Pandavas spent some part of their exile Gohar. Mahal is situated behind Shaukat Mahal which is on the banks of the Upper Lake.Pachmarhi

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Gohar Mahal, an architectural gem dating back to the times of Kudsia Begum, also known as Gohar Begum, who has built this sprawling palace in 1820. The Mahal is a magnificent expression of the fusion of Hindu and Mughal architecture.

How to reach the temple
One can easily reach Bhopal through air, as it has an international airport of its own. Bhopal airport is also known as the 'Raja Bhoj Airport' which is located 15 km southeast of the main city center. There are regular Alliance Air flights linking Bhopal to cities like Mumbai, Indore, Delhi and Gwalior. Even there are flights of Sahara Airlines connecting Bhopal with Delhi, Guwahati, Goa, Indore and Lucknow. International flights are operated by Air India which is available for places like Sharjah and Dubai.

Through Rail the Bhopal Railway Station, near Hamidia Road connects it to different parts of the country. Bhopal is one among the two major Delhi-Mumbai railway lines and is the main railway junction of the West Central Railways. It is also the terminus of the Shatabdi Express, which daily shuttles between Delhi and Bhopal. Various express trains ply between Bhopal and cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Agra, Gwalior, Indore, Gujarat, Jhansi and Ujjain and facilitate railway travel to the place.
  • By Road- the roadways which lead to Bhopal are well maintained and motorable. The bus station is very much near the railway junction in Old Bhopal.

  • Extensive bus services both the state/ private are available for getting to various places in and around Madhya Pradesh.

  • Daily buses are available for places like Sanchi (46 km), Vidisha (56 km), Indore (186 km), Ujjain (188 km) Pachmarhi (195 km) and Jabalpur (295 km).

  • Interstate bus services are being facilitated which makes commuting to distant places from Bhopal possible by road.