Built on a 280 feet high hillock (called Naubadh Pahar or Kala Pahad), Birla Mandir in Hyderabad is a popular temple in India. There are a number of Birla Temples across the country dedicated to different Hindu deities, including Radha Krishna, Saraswati, Shiva, Vishnu, Rama, Vithoba, Lakshmi Narayan and Venkateshwara. These temples are built by the Birla family and hence the name.
The Birla Mandir in Hyderabad, dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara is constructed out of two thousand tonnes of white Rajasthani marble! This magnificent temple has no temple bells inside its complex. Intricate carvings on the marble add to the beauty of this temple. The temple is located near the Hussain Sagar Lake and you can even enjoy the gorgeous views of the lake and the city from the top of the hill. Colourful roses and green lawns around add to the aura of the temple. There is also a store in the temple complex where one can find various religious books and artwork related to Birla Mandir.
Visiting this temple in the evening or early morning is a divine experience. Cameras, bags and mobile phones are prohibited inside the Birla Mandir.
Temple Timings: 7 am to 12 noon, 3 pm to 9 pm.
Location: Adarsh Nagar Colony, Naubath Pahad, Near Hussain Sagar Lake, Hyderabad
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