Birla Mandir kolkata- the Bright and Beautiful Hindu Temple
Kolkata is a capital of west Bengal and is the palace of many pilgrimages masterpieces of old British time. There are huge numbers of temples in the city and Birla Mandir Kolkata is one such temple that has been designed to fulfil the lust of spiritual visitors of far off places. It is one of the Hindu temples in Kolkata that stands on the Aushutosh Chowdhury Avenue of Ballygunge. The temple was built by the Birla family, the great industrialist. The temple glows with showers of lightings with a majestic aura all around on the occasion of Janmastami, the birthday of Lord Krishna. Thousands of visitors from all over the country appear here to experience this divine vision. There are deities Kishna and his beloved Radha to whom the temple is mainly dedicated. Other gods are also worshipped in the temple like Lord Hanumana, Lord Bishnu and Lord Ganesha. After 26 works of work the temple got its complete structure and was open to the public in the year 1996. You can notice a beautiful combination of modern and traditional art on to the cravings of shining white marble.
How to reach Birla Mandir kolkata
Ballygunge is accessible by bus and trains from Sealdah station. You can avail metered taxis and mini buses from any place of Kolkata to reach the famous Birla Mandir. There are there nearby metro stations namely, Kalighat, Rabndra Sadan and Maidan from where reaching the temple is not at all a problem. You can avail taxis, autos or rickshaw from any of these metro stations to reach there.
Description of the temple
- The main deity of the 160 feet height temple is the god of love, Radha and Krishna.
- The left dome is the home of Goddess Durga, the symbol of power and the right part of the temple houses Lord Shiva.
- The structure of the temple is similar to the Lingaraj temple of Bhubuneshwar and it is inspired by the Laxmi Narayana temple of Orissa.
- Engravings of Bhagbat Gita are presented at the inner marble wall of the mandir where you can find messages of Lord Krishna to live a life free of attachments.
- The temple is Spread over 44 kathas of land the architecture reveals Rajasthani style with intricate work. Electric diyas and chandeliers are attached with the ceiling that adds up to the lustre of the interior.
- Silver and Belgian glass artefacts impart a positive vibration to the shrine.
- Photo and video shooting is not allowed inside the temple premise.
- The evening Aarti is the most attractive sight that you should not miss if you are planning to be there.
- Cameras and mobile phone s are not allowed inside the temple, so better not to carry those accessories while you plan to visit there.
- Do not make loud noise as it echoes and disturbs the peaceful atmosphere.
- If you want to sight the best appearance of the temple then it is recommended to visit there on the day of Janmastami and Nanda Utsav when all the lights are lit up to create a huge divine glow.
- You have to open and submit your shoes and belongings before you enter the temple.
Timing of Birla Mandir kolkata
The visiting hours starts from 5:30 to 11 a.m in the morning and continues to 4:30 to 9 pm in the evening. If you wish to view the glittering white marble then visiting in the evening would be the best. The temple remains on all days of the weak.
Soft music and continuous chanting increases the vigour of the temple and there is an area enclosed where you can sit and meditate and feel the divinity of the place as long as you can. The towering domes are beautifully decorated with intricate stonework. Once you reach the vicinity of Birla Mandir Kolkata it is hard to return from there due to its divine and attractive architectural pattern. Be it a holy visit or any leisure time pass, you would find a peaceful vibration in the atmosphere that would attract you to visit there again if you are in search of divine tranquillity.