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Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan)

Connaught Place, New Delhi, India
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Ranked #14 of 261 Attractions in New Delhi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

It worth to visit - to discover very peaceful and harmonious atmosphere of Indian culture and religion. Better to go in the evening, to see ceremony, to enjoy nice colours, music and positive energy!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This temple was built in 1939 by the industrialist Mr. J K Birla. Now it has become one of the prominent tourist attraction.The Laxminarayan Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Laxminarayan in Delhi, India. Laxminarayan usually refers to Vishnu, Preserver in the Trimurti, also known as Narayan, when he is with his consort Lakshmi. It is a beautiful temple.... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The temple is situated at the center of Delhi and reaching out to the temple is quite easy. The Birla Mandir is big and very clean...outside the temple you will find the prasad and flower tray which are quite cheap.. But before visit the temple, one should check the timings of temple as there is a particular timing on which... More

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Newdelhi india
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Laxminarayan Temple also known as Birla Mandir named after Ghanshyamdas Birla from the leading business family of India who constructed it.This is a major tourist attraction & a leading landmark of Delhi helped by its close location west of Connought Place.The Temple is modern in concept & construction with the presiding deity being God Vishnu & his consort Goddess Laxmi... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

It's a pretty, very large temple, to be sure, but unless you are there to worship, it's probably not interesting enough to visit. It's pretty quiet and devoid of the types of crowds that you often find in Hindu temples that attract a huge mix of the population, but it has a middle-class to upscale feel to it that doesn't... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

If you are not a Hindu, the place is just boring. Nice building, but it's not allowed to take pictures from the inside, and you must leave your camera, mobile and shoes in a room, especially designed for foreigners, where the guard asks for a tip. Not that much to see, and not interesting at all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Enjoyed the peaceful place, cleanliness. Could really visit the temple without rush as well and was very spiritual.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Visited this temple before visiting the Gurudwara - here people were prepared to make money with whatever they could example - asking to pay for leaving the shoes outside the temple which I found to be a disgusting practice at a lot of places

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a medium-size and well-done Hindu temple in central Delhi. Previously a hallmark of our Delhi-tour for out of town guests, but recently we find much more value in taking the 10-15 drive over to Akshardham instead. The Birla Mandir is aging in the way that a VW minivan does... It has some pleasant "vintage" charm... But really isn't... More

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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A pleasant enough Indian Temple, some nice stone carvings in the grounds and icons inside the temple were the most exciting parts. OK to visit if you're in the area. Quite a central location.

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