The Birla Temple of Shri Lakshmi Narayan is located in Jaipur , Rajasthan , India. The temple is situated in Tilak Nagar. The place has easy connectivity by air, rail and road. International airport of Jaipur is just 10 kms away from the place. Ramganj Mandi railway station is 5 kms away and is well connected to Jaipur city. The national highway from Delhi to Jaipur is very comfortable to reach the temple place. The tourists are advised to take bus from Bikaner house at India Gate in Delhi. The state transport has arranged for Volvo AC and non AC, Deluxe and Semi Deluxe buses every half an hour.
About the temple
This temple is built in 1988 and is one among the many Birla Temples across the country. The temple is situated at the foothill of Moti Dungari on a raised platform. The structure is an architectural beauty and is an esteemed landmark in Jaipur. It is said that the land for the temple was given by Jaipur's king at a token amount of 1rupee to the Birla family. Later the temple was built by the B.M. Birla Foundation, a renowned business family in India.The temple is built by Shri Rang Ramanuj Das Ji. The belief is that in 1904 Lord Vishnu appeared in Shri Rang Ramanuj Das's dream and told him that He ( the deity) is under the temple construction site and to bring him on the ground and worship.
Shri Lakshmi Narayan temple, popularly known as the Birla Temple is built of white marble and has delicate carvings. It looks breathtakingly beautiful at night when it's lit up. There are three massive domes to the temple as if indicating various pathways to the religion. Devotees have to take a set of stairs made of marble to enter into the temple. At the outside, visuals from Hindu mythology are depicted on painted glass windows. Inside of the temple are paintings of legends like Buddha and Christ, of philosophers like Confucious and Socrates and of various achievers. The idols are every bit grand and are carved amazingly. Especially the idol of Lord Ganesha is very large and looks translucent. The main deity Lord Vishnu and his consort and Goddess of wealth , Lakshmi are sculpted out of a single marble stone. The inside of the temple is beautified by carving of mythological events on the large marble pillars.
Everyday large number of devotees and tourists flock this place and enjoy the serenity and grandeur of the temple. The outside walls have grand carvings from the mythological era. There is a splendid garden and a museum in the temple premises where valuable ancestral items are kept for display by the Birla family. There is a shopping complex too in the temple area and visitors can shop from many items available.
Legends and Stories
Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated with much vigour here in the temple. The festivities are a major attraction to the devotees/ tourists.
Best time to Visit
The best time of the month to pay visit to the place is between Octobers to March. Besides Birla temple is another well-known temple of Lord Ganesh called Ganesh Madir or Moti Dungri temple. People who visit the Birla temple unfailingly visit this temple too.
Nearby Places to Visit
Apart from the main temple, the Birla Temple complex incorporates a majestic museum that displays the ancestral possessions of the Birla family, and a stunning garden with a shopping complex. Various items are available at this shopping complex, perfect for tourists who wish to make their trip memorable. Situated very near the Birla temple is another famous temple of Jaipur, the Ganesh Mandir or Moti Dungri Temple. The people who visit the Birla Temple usually visit the Ganesh Mandir as well.
The Birla Temple has a calm and serene atmosphere that compliments this spiritual site. The temple's exquisite structural designs and elegant carvings represent the sophisticated architectural formation of a modern India. The Birla Temple is aptly located in the city, and is bounded by a luxurious garden setting, making this temple a major attraction, for tourists everywhere.
The domestic airport is at a distance of 15 km from the main city at Sanganer, while the international airport is at a distance of 10 km. The airport connects the city to major metro cities across India as well as many of the international countries.
The nearest railway station is Ramganj Mandi Railway Station. The railway station is at a distance of 5 km and is well connected to the main city. There are many trains which connect Jaipur with different cities across India. The city has three main railway junctions, the main station at Jaipur, one at Gandhinagar and the third one at Durgapur.
The Pink City is also connected with major cities through a strong network of National Highways. The Rajasthan State Transport Corporation has a fleet of Deluxe and semi deluxe buses, Volvo AC and non AC buses, which make travelling more comfortable for tourists. There is also an excellent bus service between Delhi and Jaipur, with buses plying at a frequency of every half an hour. From Delhi, you can take a bus from Bikaner house located near India gate and reach the Pink City.
Birla Mandir / Laxmi Narayan Temple,
Tilak Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan,
India, Pincode – 302002.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For matrimony-related wishes
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.