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Temples in Delhi - Saturday, March 14, 2020 7:49:44 AM

It is a Hindu temple where people of all castes are invited and if you haven’t then you must visit Laxminarayan temple in Delhi which is 1.5 km from Connought place and is mostly known as the Birla temple, it is the biggest Hindu temple of the city. According to the name of the temple, it is totally dedicated to Lord Laxminarayan, (Goddess Lakshmi - the goddess of Money and wife of Lord Narayan) better known as Lord Vishnu.

This holy temple is made by the industrialist Baldeo Das Birla, along with his sons, in 1938 that took six years (1933-1938) to finish the grand and the Birla temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi, on the condition that it will be open for all castes people  especially the untouchables. Lord Narayan is with his Goddess Laxmi (the goddess of prosperity), hence the temple is called Laxminarayan Temple.The temple was built in Orissan style with modern concept and construction.The biggest chamber is dedicated to Lord Narayan and Goddess Lakshmi, while architectural beautiful Geeta Bhawan is dedicated to Lord Krishna – the incarnate of Lord Vishnu. Among other shrines, The shrine complexes of Lord Shiv, Ganesh, Hanuman, Budhdha and goddess Durga are also situated in the temple complex. The shoka (rhyme) of holy Vedas are being chanted the whole day in the complex.

The Laxminarayan Temple in Delhi is located towards the west of Connaught Place area and is a major tourist attraction. It is spread over an area of 7.5 acres and comprises of many fountains, shrines and sculptures of religious and national importance. The temple also has a Geeta Bhavan which is used for discourses. The Laxminarayan Temple is a major attraction amongst the localites and the tourists during Janmashtami and Diwali festivals. This famous temple is decorated like beautiful bride and attracts most on these days. In weekdays, Friday is the most recommended day of visiting there due to being the special day of goddess Lakshmi.To visit  there, is extremely easy due to its prime location. The visitors can take, bus, auto rickshaw, taxi aur rickshaw from various point of Delhi. Visitors can also reach there from metro train as the nearest metro station is Ram Krishna Ashram Station while New Delhi station is the nearest railway station.

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