Lakshmi Narayana Temple

Lakshmi Narayana Temple in Bhopal is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. As per the Hindu religious beliefs Goddess Lakshmi is considered the Goddess of Wealth, and Lord Vishnu or Narayana, the Preserver of the Universe. The Temple is located on the southern part of the Lower Lake on the Arera Hills of Bhopal. The capital city of Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh is located amidst a pictorial setting, around two artificial lakes. The city is therefore known as the city of lakes. The huge temple with a panoramic landscape adds to its beauty.

Lakshmi Narayana Temple is built by one of renowned Indian industrial families, so the temple is commonly known as the Birla Temple. Apart from Goddess Lakshmi and Narayana, Lord Shiva and his wife Goddess Parvati are also worshiped in the temple. Devotees come here to receive the blessings of Godess Lakshmi. The sandy-yellowish color of the Lakshmi Narayana Temple has an exceptional charm about it. The entrance of the temple has a splendid archway adding to its architectural splendor.

The Birla Museum lies near the Lakshmi Narayana Temple that exhibits a huge collection of sculptures from the districts of Madhya Pradesh namely, Shahdol, Raisen, Mandsaur and Sehore. The vast collection of exhibits belongs to the age Paramaras in the Twelfth century. During this period art and culture prospered in the region. The Lakshmi Narayana Temple is surrounded by well-maintained lawns with fountains and numerous ornamental and flowering plants. The sprawling lawns surround the complex enhancing its picturesque charm.

Last Updated on 23 July 2012