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Caption : HYDERABAD, 17/01/2012: The various Birla Mandirs constructed across the country were built by the industrialists Birlas. Sri Venkateswara or Lord Lakshminarayana, is the deity of these temples. Strangely, these temples are known by the family that undertook the noble cause. The Birla Mandir in Hyderabad is built on the 280-foot-high hillock of Kalapahad. Birla Mandirs are constructed entirely using marbles. It is believed that it took 2,000 tonnes of white marbles brought from the Indian state of Rajasthan to complete this holy place. The intricate marble carvings blending the South Indian architecture, Utkal temple architecture and Rajastani architecture is simply amazing. The view from the highest level offers the viewer a spectacular view of the Hussain Sagar Lake, the Public Gardens and Lumbini Park. The temple is open between 7 am and 12 noon and between 3 pm and 9 pm.
Photo: K. Ramesh Babu
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