Birla Temple in Hyderabad Telangana India

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Location: Kala Pahad in Hyderabad, Telangana
Address: Hill Fort Rd, Ambedkar Colony, Khairatabad, Hyderabad, Telangana 500004
Phone: 040 2345 0165
Built in:1938A.D
Built By:Raja Baldev Birla(Birla Family)
Built on:  280 feet high hillock
Dedicated to:Lord Venkateshwara of Tirumala
Entry:Free
Photography:Allow
Temple Timing: 7.00 am - 12.00 pm.and  2.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Significance: One most of the Birla femily temples
Visiting Timing: 30 Mins
Best time to Visit: Oct to March
Nearest Railway Station:Hyderabad
Nearest Air Port: Hyderabad

About Birla Temple in Hyderabad

Birla Mandir is one of the popular landmarks of Hyderabad. Birla Mandir, built by Birla, is located on a hillock called Kala Pahad, which is at a distance of about 2 km from Hyderabad city.Birla Mandir, dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara of Tirumala Tirupati Temple, is made of white marble brought from Rajasthan. The architectural style of the temple is a blend of North Indian and South Indian styles of temple architecture.

 
The temple tower or the ‘Gopuram’ exhibits the salient features of South Indian temples. The Jagadananda vimanam built atop the sanctum sanctorum resembles the Oriya style of temple architecture.The flagstaff of the temple which has a height of 42 feet is made of brass. Scenes from the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata are intricately carved on the walls and ceilings of the temple. The statues of deities belonging to Hindu mythology can be found from the entrance up to the sanctum sanctorum of the temple.

 

The idol of the main deity, Lord Venkateshwara, is a replica of Balaji of Tirupati. The idol of the principal deity carved out of granite stone is about 11 feet tall. There is a lotus-shaped canopy built in marble at the top of this idol.Birla Mandir, which overlooks the waters of Hussain Sagar Lake, provides a panoramic view of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The temple can be easily accessed from the city of Hyderabad as it is only about 1 km from Hyderabad Railway Station, 6 km from Hyderabad Bus Terminal and 7 km from the Airport.Tourists often visit Birla Mandir during the early hours of the day to listen to South Indian hymns dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara. In the evenings, the Birla Mandir is illuminated.

History of Birla Temple Hyderabad  

Birla Mandir is an enchanting temple built entirely in marble, with great architectural significance. It stands atop 280 feet Kala Pahad, a small hill located near Hussain Sagar, and provides a spectacular view of the Hussain Sagar and the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The temple was built by the Birla Foundation and is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara.

The main shrine of the temple is Lord Venkateshwara, which is an exact replica of Lord Venkateshwara at Tirupati, commonly known as Balaji. The statue of Lord Venkateshwara is built in black granite stone and stands 11 feet tall with an intricately carved lotus shaped canopy for the deity. The brass flagpole of the temple rises to a height of 42 feet. There are finely sculpted carvings, in the adjoining 'Mukha Mandapam' – portraying exotic scenes from the great epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata, on pure white marble.

The idols of ‘Padmavati’ and ‘Andal’, consorts of the presiding deity are placed in separate shrines. The unique feature of the Birla Mandir is the integration of southern and northern style of architecture. The blend of the architectural styles of Orissa, South Indian temples, and that of Rajasthan on the intricate marble carvings is simply incredible. A four-tiered ‘rajagopuram’, which is a characteristic feature of South Indian temple style, welcomes the visitors at the entrance. A tower known as ‘Jagadananda Vimanam’ lies above the main temple of Lord Venkateshwara and is built in typical Orissan style. On the other hand, the towers over the temples of the consorts are built in the South Indian style.
Birla Mandir offers an impressive sight at night when it is illuminated.


How to Rich Birla Temple in Hyderabad 

By Air:Hyderabad International Airport, Rajiv Gandhi International Terminal, is well connected to many important cities abroad. Domestic terminal, N T Rama Rao domestic Terminal, connects to all major cities in India.
By Rail:Birla Mandir is well connected by APSRTC buses or an MMTS Train. Distance from Secunderabad railway station is about 7 km (4.3 mi). Distance from Hyderabad (Nampally) railway station is about 3 km (1.9 mi). Distance from Kacheguda Railway Station is about 5 km.
By Road: Nearest MMTS station is Lakdi-ka-pul and Lakdi-ka-pul bus stop also.

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