Monday, January 20, 2014

Laxminarayan temple, Delhi

In Delhi, we took the half day morning city tour (Tour 1: 9 am – 1.30 pm) conducted by Delhi Tourism, which covered some of the main spots in Delhi by an air conditioned bus
Priced at Rs. 200/ person, it is indeed an economical and hassle free way to explore Delhi, especially in less time.
Also known as Birla Mandir, it is one of Delhi's major temples and is dedicated to Laxminarayan. It was built in 1938 by industrialist and philanthropist, Baldeo Das Birla and his son Jugal Kishore Birla.

Entrance to the temple

This beautiful temple is located in the west of Connaught Place. It is spread over 7.5 acres, and adorned with many shrines, fountains, and a large garden, and also houses Geeta Bhavan for discourses.

The famous temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1939 who had requested that the temple should not be restricted to the Hindus and people from every caste would be allowed inside.

The distant view of the temple

“The Gita is the greatest gospel of spiritual works ever yet given to the race." - Sri Aurobindo

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