Lakshmi Narayan Temple is one of the famous Hindu temples in Delhi. Also known as Birla Mandir, it is dedicated to Vishnu, preserver in Trimurti and His consort Lakshmi, Hindu Goddess of wealth. This is the first temple built by the industrial family of Birla across the country. This famous temple was inaugurated by the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is a temple open to all irrespective of religion, caste or creed. It is one of the reasons behind the temple being so popular among the people and is visited by large number of foreign and domestic tourists apart from the local people. Your tour in Delhi will remain incomplete without visiting this place of worship.
Spread across several acres of land, this temple is adorned with many shrines, eye-catching fountains and a beautifully manicured large garden. Lakshmi Narayan Temple is one of the famous attractions in Delhi and is crowded with people during the Hindu festivals of Diwali and Janmasthami. During these festivals, the temple becomes a platform for holy commotion with holy chants accompanied by incense and cymbals.
Located on Mandir Marg near Connaught Place, the temple is very beautifully designed. Embellished with circular ribbed patterns at the summit of the temple tower, the temple displays a grand architecture. Typical of the Mughal architecture of Delhi, the exterior of the temple is made of white marble and red sandstones. The hall inside the temple complex, better known as Geeta Bhawan is adorned with beautiful paintings depicting scenes from Hindu Mythology. There is also a temple dedicated to Buddha in the premises decorated beautifully with frescos describing the life and works of Buddha. The upper gallery and the walls of the temple complex are adorned with variety of beautiful paintings made by the adept artists of Rajasthan. The profusion of idols, sculptures, jails and spires, Lakshmi Narayan temple is a splendor in terms of architecture.