North Indian - Temples

The Laxminarayan temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu with his consort Maha Lakshmi. The temple is situated in Delhi and was built in between the years 1933 to 1939 by Baldeo Das Birla.

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Laxminarayan Temple - Delhi - North India

Speciality

This was the first large temple, dedicated to a Hindu god, built in Delhi. The temple architecture was mainly built on the basis of the Swadeshi movement. The main shrine houses Lord Vishnu and his consort Goddess Lakshmi. There are other shrines that house Lord Shiva, Ganesha and Lord Hanuman. There is also a shrine for Lord Buddha

History

The temple was built by Baldeo Das Birla and is called as the Birla House. The temple’s foundation stone was laid by Maharaj Udhaybhanu Singh. It was inaugrated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1939 and he put forth a condition that the temple would not restrict any anti Hindus from entering it.

Timings

The temple is open from 4.00 am to 1.30 pm and between 2.30 pm to 9.00 pm.

Dress code

No specific dress code is recommended for a visit to this temple. Still, costumes covering upper arms and legs are suggested as a mark of respect to the temple customs

Festivals

There is a program by Brisbane Bhajan Group is conducted in the temple on every 1st Sunday between 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm