Birla Mandir Hyderabad is a modern temple built on a hilly area, located near Secretariat and Ravindra Bharati, and opposite to Reserve Bank of India, in Hyderabad. This temple was consecrated in 1976, and constructed by Birlas. The architecture of the temple is a mixed style, and built in white marbles. Scenes from Mahabharath and Ramayana are finely sculpted in the marble. There is a brass flagstaff in the temple premises which rises to a height of 42 ft (13 m).
The temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, with a 11 feet tall black granite image, and a carved lotus as an umbrella over the image. The idol in Birla Mandir temple is a replica of the one at the famous Tirumala Tirupati Temple. Shrines of Padmavathi and Andal are also seen in this temple.
There is a rajagopuram at the main entrance of the temple. The vimana towers over the main shrine (Jagadananda vimanam) is built in Orissa style, and the towers of the consort shrine is built in South Indian style.
This magnificent Hindu temple of Lord Venkateshwara, when illuminated at night, is a spectacular sight. Birla temple is open to all, unlike many other Hindu temples which are open only to Hindus.
The temple complex is overlooking the southern side of Hussain Sagar lake and offers a panoramic view of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secundrabad.
Timings : 0700-1200; 1400-2100
Address: 21-7-588, Kakarwadi, Gasi Bazar, Kala Pahad, In The Lane Opp Kamat Hotel, Adarshnagar, Hyderabad - 500063.
The closest MMTS Station is Lakdi-ka-Pul and the closest Bus stop is Reserve Bank of India.
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