Birla Mandir

The Birla Mandir is a splendid piece of architecture. Built by the Birla Foundation, the temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara or Srinivasa.

The granite image of the presiding deity is about 11 ft. tall and a carved lotus forms an umbrella on the roof. The consorts of Lord Venkateswara, 'Padmavati' and 'Andaal' are housed in separate shrines.

The temple manifests a blend of South Indian, Rajasthani and Utkal temple architectures and is made of 2000 tons of pure Rajasthani white marble. It is built on a 280-feet high hillock called the Naovath Pahad in a 13 acres plot. The construction of the temple took 10 years and it was consecrated in 1976.

The temple complex overlooking the southern side of Hussain Sagar, offers a superb panoramic view of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

The temple is open for visitors from 7 a.m. to 12 noon and 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. all days of the week.

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