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Lord Venkateshwara

Temple History

Birla Mandir is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara Swamy. Birla Mandir is located towards the southern end of Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad. It situated atop the Kala Pahad which is a twin hillock of Naubat Pahad. The Birlas Group built the Hyderabad temple in 1976 and constructed it with white marbles which is almost 2000 tonnes, imported from Rajasthan. The hillock is at a height of 280-feet situated on a 13-acre plot. The construction took almost a decade to complete and was consecrated in the same year by Swami Ranganathananda of Ramakrishna Mission. Birla Foundation, known for constructing other similar temples across the country is the patron of Birla Mandir at Hyderabad too.

The temple combines the architectural styles of Utkal (Oriya) and South Indian style. The Rajagopuram represents South Indian architectural style while the tower over the main shrine also called the Jagadananda Vimanam represents the Oriyan style. The temple also boasts of finely sculpted marbled images depicting the great epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata. The 42-feet high sanctum sanctorum (garbha gudi) is an impressive replica of the Venkateshwara temple at Tirumala.

The presiding deity is made of granite, 11-feet tall. Swami Venkateswara’s consorts Padmavati and Andal are worshipped in adjoining separate shrines. The Birla Mandir complex also houses a temple dedicated to Buddha along with fresco paintings describing his life. The temple also has separate shrines for other gods such as Shiva, Ganesh, Saraswati, Hanuman, Brahma, Lakshmi and Saibaba.

 

Additional Information

There are also other tourist-attractions which are located close by. The Birla planetarium, observatory and the Birla science museum are located quite nearby.

Best Budget, Middle level and Star hotels are available in Hyderabad city for the accommodation. Quick accessibility from all parts of the Hyderabad city by bus to reach the temple.

Birla Mandir is well connected by state government buses, owing to its location in the heart of the city. Those who take a bus ride can alight near Ravindra Bharathi, which is two hundred meters away. City Buses, Autos and Cabs are available from the bus stand and railway stations.

Hyderabad Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station(MGBS) is 4.8 km and Secunderabad (JBS) is 6.6 kms from this temple.

This temple is very near to Secunderabad and Nampally railway stations. Secunderabad Railway Station is 5.8 km, Kachiguda Railway Station is 4.7 km and Nampally Railway Station is just 2.5 km from the temple. Lakdikapul MMTS Station is 1.1 km from the temple.

Hyderabad International Airport, Shamshabad is the nearest airport to this temple which is just 32.5kms only.
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