Birla Mandir, Kolkata, West Bengal

Across the streets of Kolkata, you can see the shining structure of the famous Birla Mandir. Not only does it enhance the boulevards of Kolkata but it is also an ideal example of engineering virtuoso and craftsmanship. The Birla Mandir is dedicated to Hindu Deities Radha Krishna. This monumental structure amalgamates the conventional style of design with contemporary reflections. This impressive building took more than 26 years to get completed. The construction was started in the year 1970 and it ended in 1996. As a matter of fact, craftsmen were called from Agra, Muzaffarpur and Mirzapur to sculpt the unique patterns on the temple walls. Despite the fact that the temple is dedicated to Krishna and Radha, different other Gods are also venerated here. Beautifully carved sculptures of Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva, Lord Hanuman, Goddess Durga and ten avatars of Lord Vishnu can be seen in the temple.

Transcending arches canvassed in complicated stonework and design enhances the exterior look of the Birla Mandir, while the interior of the temple is simply a marvel carved out of pearl white marble. Apart from these, a few relics in the temple are constructed out of Belgian glass and silver which confer a one of a kind holiness to the hallowed place. This wonderful Birla Mandir situated at Ballygunge in Kolkata is an incredible sight during the evening hours when it is embellished with electric diyas. The constant reciting of the Radha Krishna bhajans and the delicate music adds to its otherworldly environment. Particularly during Janmashtami visitors come here from all parts of the world.

Timings

Birla Mandir open at 05:30 AM to 09:00 PM - All Days in a Week

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