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The Temple Of Lakshmi-Narayana

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Beautiful, like toy, the temple of Lakshmi-Narayana is the capital of India, new Delhi and NCR. The temple is dedicated to Hindu Goddess Lakshmi's health, and her consort Narayana. The idea of the temple belonged to renowned Indian entrepreneurs and philanthropists, father and son, Baldeo Birla and Kishore Birla white durra, so this construction is also known as Birla Mandir or Birla Temple. Construction began in 1933, and the Grand opening was held in 1939 by the great spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi, who encouraged the builders of the Church to open its doors for all people regardless of their social status and caste.

The entire temple complex with a large garden, with small fountains, covers an area of over three hectares.

The building of the temple of Lakshmi-Narayana performed in the so-called Northern style or Nagara style, typical of Hindu religious buildings of Northern part of India. Almost the entire outer surface of the walls of the temple covered with carved scenes from Hindu mythology, which had been worked over hundreds of the most skillful painters and sculptors in Varanasi. They created statues of deities for temple.

The building has three floors and "looks" to the East. Its main tower rises above the street for more than 48 meters. The walls of the hall, which houses the main Shrine of the temple - statues of Lakshmi and Narayana adorned with rich frescoes and fine paintings. They portray the gods in whose honor the temple was built, scenes of their "life". Apart from Lakshmi and her husband, in the temple there are statues of Shiva, Ganesha, Hanuman, and of course Buddha.