#Birla_Mandir_Kolkata – Traditionally Designed - After a mouth watering #Bengali breakfast I continued my journey to my next destination, Birla Mandir Kolkata. Birla Mandir is a chain of Hindu temples located in many cities of India built by one of the business powerhouses of India, The Birla Family. My taxi driver drove me to the Ashutosh Chowdhury Avenue, Ballygunge in less than 45 minutes from the hotel.
Important Sites of Buddhist Pilgrimage – Kushinagar, India
Built by the Birlas, one of India’s most influential industrialist families, this temple is close to the site of Buddha Shakyamuni’s parinirvana. Dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Shiva, the Birla temple in Kushinagar has a marble statue of Buddha Shakyamuni, alluding to the closeness between the two faiths. kushinagarindia010
Lakshmi Narayan Temple, New Delhi c. 1938. Architect : Sris Chandra Chatterjee (1873-1966). Popularly known as the Birla Temple, since it was built and maintained by the Birla family. Inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi, it was one of the first major Hindu places of worship which admitted Harijans (untouchables). Its architectural style combines the Orissa style sanctuaries and Mughal arcades.