|Location:||Below the Moti Dungri Hill, In Jaipur|
|Built by:||B.M. Birla Foundation|
|Dedicated to:||Lord Laxmi Narayan|
|Highlights:||Rich carvings on pure white marble|
|How to reach:||One can easily reach Birla Temple by taking local Buses, Rickshaws and Taxis from Jaipur city|
The original name of the shrine is Laxmi Narayan Temple, yet it is more popular as Birla Temple being made by the Birlas. As the name suggests, Laxmi Narayan Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Narayan), the preserver and his wife Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth. Erected with a modern approach, Laxminarayan Mandir sprawls in the wide area of Jaipur. Standing on a raised platform, Birla Temple is made out with the premium quality of white marble.
Three different approaches to the religion are depicted by the three colossal domes of the temple. The Temple can be entered by taking a flight of marble steps. Outside the main shrine, there are many stained glass windows, portraying the scenes from Hindu Mythology. Inside the shrine, the idols have a majestic appeal about them. These remarkable idols are sculpted beautifully and appear, as if, they would address the onlooker in no time at all.
The commemorated deity of Laxmi Narayan gets the special attention, since it is carved out from a single piece of stone. Besides all other idols, the idol of Ganesha is a magnum opus that appears almost-transparent. The pictures of historical achievers, legends, philosophers and spiritual saints like Socrates, Christ, Buddha, Confucius are also displayed in the temple.
The exterior walls of the temple are imprinted with lavish sculptures, imbibed from the mythological themes, whereas the interiors boast of a large marble panel rendering mythological events. The temple complex encompasses a museum, where ancestral valuables of the Birlas are displayed. The blossoming green gardens of the complex add to the beauty of this spectacular temple. Birla Temple is a work of genius and people come here in large numbers, to behold the charm & splendor of this shrine.