Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Birla Mandir, Hyderabad

Birla Mandir at Hyderabad is built atop 280 feet high hillock. The construction of this new temple built by Birla Foundation was completed in 1976. This temple is now dotting the skyline of modern Hyderabad is located towards the Southern end of Hussain Sagar Lake.



The architecture of the temple is a mix of Dravidian, Rajasthani and Utkala architectures. About 2000 tons of pure white marble has been used to built this temple. The temple has a granite idol of Lord Venkateswara. There is a brass flagstaff in the temple premises which rises to a height of 42 ft. 



Apart from the main shrine, the consorts of Lord Venkateswara, Padmavati and Andal are housed in separate shrines. 



16 comments:

Jeevan said...

Beautiful temple and well built on the hillock. Nice reflection on the lake

Cloudia said...

Glad to see tradition upheld, Rajesh

rupam sarma said...

So beautiful temple.

Minoru Saito said...

Wow! Very fantastic! I like the first photo very much.

Lady Fi said...

So lovely!

krishna said...

beautiful picture of the temple..

Jim said...

Beautiful shotS.
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Thomas Lee said...

Beautiful white temple

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Beautiful buildings

Wayne said...

I do not recall seeing a 'new' temple in your photos before, it's nice to see it's built with traditional architecture.

Taken For Granted said...

You found a wonderful reflection in the still water. Great shot.

Irene said...

Great captures, as always! Amazing carvings!

The Greenockian said...

Lovely photos.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Lovely shadowy shots of these ornate temples.

James said...

Great reflection!

Agiyiga said...

Nice photo of the temple in a strategic location :-)


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