The Birla Temple is the contemporary and fascinating temple of Hyderabad situated at the top of the Kala Pahad in southern point of Hussain Sagar. The Birla Temple is built by the renowned industrialists of the Birla group of industries in 1976.
The architectural style of the Birla Mandir in Hyderabad is a fine admixture of the Orissan and South Indian temple style of architecture. The other deities of Birla Temple are 'Padmavati' and 'Andal' apart from the presiding deity, Lord Venkateswara.
The Rajagopuram of the Hyderabad Birla Mandir is built in the South Indian style. There is a tower over the shrine of Lord Venkateswara which is called the "Jagadananda Vimanam". You will find that this tower followed the Orissan style in its making. The towers over the shrines of other deities of the Birla Mandir in Hyderabad followed the South Indian style. You can have a spectacular view of some of the sculpted scenes from the great epics of Ramayana and Mahabharatha in marble in the temple premises. The inner shrine of the Birla Temple is a perfect replication of the Venkateswara temple at Tirupati. There is a brass flagstaff in the temple that rises to 42 feet high.
The granite image of the presiding deity in the Birla Mandir at Hyderabad is about 11 feet tall. There is a carved lotus that serves as an umbrella to the presiding deity. You will find several beautiful carvings in marble in the 'Mukha Mandapam' of the Birla Mandir at Hyderabad. These carvings in marble depict scenes from Indian mythology.
Last Updated on 16 July 2013