Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh, along with its twin sister, Secunderabad, are endearingly called 'Twin Cities'.
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Godís Marble Home
History of Birla mandhir
Birla Mandhir is one of the best tourist spot in Hyderabad.An enchanting temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, the Birla Mandir stands in all its grandeur on the hilltop of Kalapahad.Made of pure white marble from Rajasthan.Beautiful scenes from the great epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata are finely sculpted in marble.
Its located very near to Hussain sagar lake.a must visit location for tourists who visit Hyderabad.so we decided to visit this temple.so we started one Sunday evening .we reached there and i was very happy to see that temple which is made of pure white marble from rajasthan.Beautiful scenes from the great epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata are finely sculpted in marble. I think nearly 200 steps r there to reach the top and lift is also available for aged persons.Along the path are many a marble statue of gods and goddesses of Hindu mythology located in the gardens with full of blossoms.There we can see lord ganapathy ,lord hanuman,lord Shiva.but this temple is mainly dedicated to lord Venkateswara.Saturday is the very special day for lord Venkateswara.we can see heavy rush also in Saturday.we spent nearly 3 hrs there.we enjoyed very much and we had a nice and pleasant darshan.The entire complex, the walls and the upper gallery are full of paintings carried out by artists .And the temple was very nice,especially the evening breeze blowing in with mantras all around.finally i thought this is the best tourist spot.
A trip to Hyderabad remains incomplete without a visit to this Temple
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Birla Mandir: Godís Marble Home
Birla Mandir: Godís Marble Home
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Industrialists Birlas have built a number of temples of architectural magnificence all over the country which, strangely, are referred to as Birla temples and not Lakshminarayan temple or Venkateswara temple. A quarter century ago, they built a temple in Hyderabad entirely in marble brought from Rajasthan and dedicated it to Lord Venkateswara, known as Balaji in the north. The temple, built on a hillock called Kala Pahad, one of the Naubat Pahad twins, lords over its equally celebrated surroundings comprising the imposing Secretariat buildings, the azure-blue waters of Hussain Sagar, the serene and halcyon Lumbini Park, the luxurious Public Gardens dominated by the Asafjahi-style Legislative Assembly complex and the Reserve Bank of India. From the highest level of the temple, the spectacle around is breath-taking, providing a view of the verdure of the city, the incessant flow of traffic on the Tank Bund, crowds thronging the administrative complexes of the government, the newly-built flyovers and the cultural hub of the city Ravindra Bharathi and the NTR Memorial.
The approach to the temple is through a lane opposite the Reserve Bank, and once you trek this small patch, you reach the foot and both sides of a meandering stairway flanked by ornate banisters. On the way are several marble statues representing the Hindu pantheon. The temple manifests a blend of South Indian, Rajasthani and Utkal temple architectures. Before you reach the sanctum, several structures beginning with the baroque canopies at the foot of the stairway, greet you. The main temple is entered through the four-tiered rajagopuram built in the garudalaya style of South Indian temples. Beyond the rajagopuram swings into presence the great Dilwara temple-style gallery dwarfing nearly every other structure by its intricately carved detail.