BirlaTemple in Kolkata West Bengal

Here is Some Information About BirlaTemple in Kolkata West Bengal India.


Location: Near Gariahat adjoining the Calcutta Cricket Club.
Inaugurated in: 1996
Built By: Birla family
Height: 160 Feet
Dedicated to: Lord Krishna and Radha
Temple Timing: 5.30 A.M. - 11 A.M. & 4 .30 P.M. - 9 P.M.
Entry :Free
Best Time to Visit:  All time
Photography :Allow
Visiting Timing: 45 Mins
Nearest Metro Station: Maidan. 
Nearest Railway Station: Howrah.
Nearest Functional Metro Station: Maidan.
Nearest International Airport: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Intrnational Airport.


There are several temples in Kolkata city, dedicated to different God and Goddess. One of them is the grand Birla Temple. Built by the famous Birla family of India, the temple is one the most beautiful and well maintained temples of India. Constructed out of sandstone and white marble, it is basically modeled on the Laxmi Narayan temple at Bhubaneshwar. The temple attracts thousands of visitors every day.

The Birla Temple of Kolkata is dedicated to Lord Krishna and his beloved Radha. Thousands of people come here from various parts of the state, to offer their prayers on Janmashtami. Various messages from Bhagavad-Gita have been carved on its marble interiors. Apart from Krishna and Radha, idols of Shiva and Durga have also been installed in the temple. The temple is a perfect example of beauty and devotion, blended together to give a majestic aura.

The interiors of Birla Mandir are jaw-drop gorgeous, with wonderful marble finishing. The engravings in marble are blended with the intricate Rajasthani architecture, to give a unique touch to the building. The electric diyas and wonderful chandeliers add to its charm. The exteriors of this colossal temple have been done with sandstone. The construction of this building took about 22 years to be completed, before it was opened to public in 1996.

History of Birla Temple


The Birla Temple in Kolkata was built by the well-known Birla family. The temple tower at a height of 160 feet is a marvel weaved in the finest of architecture in India. The temple is built in white marble which gives a majestic and splendid look. It took 26 years to finish construction of this temple. The entire temple has been worked with perfection and exquisiteness. The temple is crafted with Rajasthani style and depicts ideals of Hinduism as enshrined in Vedas and Upanishads.

Sacred Hindu scriptures are carved intricately on the stone inside the temple. Birla temple shines and glitters marvellously in the night with its electric diyas and sparkling chandeliers. The entire atmosphere is immersed in beauty and grandeur. Many tourists come to visit the temple mainly at dusk to see the beauty of the temple. The temple has idols of Radha-Krishna, Shiva & Durga and Hanuman. Light music is played in the background which makes the atmosphere even more pious.

How to Rich Birla Trmple Kolkata

By Air: Nearest Airport is  Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Intrnational Airport.

By Rail: Nearest  Howrah.

By Metrio Train: Nearest  Metro Station is Maidan. 

By Road:  Nearest B us Station is Kolkata.

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