Birla Temple in Kolkata

The Birla Mandir is one of Kolkata's most beautiful temples.

The Birla Mandir is one of Kolkata's most beautiful temples. | Photo credit: Wikimedia commons/Kolkatan

Birla Temple Overview

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Adding boundless sanctity to 'City of Joy'- Kolkata, the Birla Temple stands favourably on Asutosh Chowdhury Avenue, Ballygunge. It was built by the Birla family in an area of 44 kathas. Started in the year 1970, the construction of the temple took 26 years to complete. The temple was inaugurated by Dr. Karan Singh on 21st February 1996 and Pran Prathistha was done on the same day. Dedicated to Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha, this temple is visited by countless devotees and visitors every year. On the auspicious occasion of Shri Krishna Janmashtami (the birthday of Lord Krishna), maximum number of devotees throng this temple from places near and far.

Built of white marble, this temple boasts of brilliant Rajasthani temple architecture. On the left and right sides of the temple shikhar (dome), there are idols of Goddess Durga and Lord Shiva, respectively. In appearance, the temple resembles Bhubaneswar’s renowned Lingaraj Temple. Stone engravings that bear pictorial depiction of scriptures of the Bhagavad Gita add grace to this iconic religious edifice. Designed by architect Nomi Bose, this temple is truly worth a visit.

  • Opening Closing Time 05:30 am – 11:00 am
    04:30 pm – 09:00 pm

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Ballygunge, Kolkata, 700019, West Bengal