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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Birla Mandir, South Kolkata: Photo, Timing

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Birla temple aka Birla Mandir is a small but attractive temple in South Kolkata. Visited Birla Mandir in Kolkata today and below are some photos and related tourist info.

Above: Birla Mandir in the night
Below: Birla Mandir in the daytime
Birla Mandir is open from 6 AM to 11.30AM and from 4.30 PM till 9PM

No baggage allowed inside and also note that they have no clockroom. (Wallet, Helmet, mobiles and ladies small bags are allowed) No place to deposit your extra belongings. You should either visit without any bag, or go in a vehicle where bags can be left behind or go in groups wherein one group waits outside with bags while others explore the temple.

Birla Mandir in Hyderabad had even more sever security arrangement.

Photography is not permitted. But you can take decent exterior photos of Birla Mandir even from a distance- from across the road, from the side etc without having to enter the Birla Mandir campus.

Nearest Metro station is Jatin Das Park metro.

Kali Ghat temple is about 3-4kms from Birla Mandir.

Inside there's a main Radha Krishna idols and few other Hindu gods.

Few more night time photos of Birla Mandir, Kolkata





There're a few apartment blocks right opposite Birla Mandir-should offer a good view of the temple from top, if one can manage to get in.
While returning, we could walk a bit and take share auto to Jatin Das Park metro station.

11 comments :

Nisha said...

Greetings from Philippines!

We could not make it to this temple, could visit only Kali temple.

Yes, I remember... Hyderabad Birla mandir has more stringent rules.

Thanks or sharing these pics.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Hi Nisha

Thanks for commenting and providing tips (on fb) all the way from Philippines. Looking forward to your posts.

Paresh Kale said...

Added to the list :-) Nice info. Thanks for the article. Keep sharing :-)

Paramvir Singh said...

Why is it called Birla Mandir? Why not Ram Mandir or Hanuman Mandir or whatever deity is in there?

Prasad Np said...

Each Birla Mandir is unique, we lived very close to this one when we were in Kolkota...

Priyashi said...

Beautiful photos....:)

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Paresh.

@Paramvir Singh: Good question. I don' \t have answer.. May be Birla group is funding these temples?

There's a planetorium (MP Birla Planetorium) and many other establishments with name Birla

@Prasad: nice to know. Thanks

@Priyashi: thanks

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Last time when I visited Kolkata I missed this :(. I love your blog It takes us to the place. Thanks for sharing.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Ranjana: Glad you liked.

Athenas Take said...

The night lights have made the temple look so grand and has such a heavenly feel to it. Nice pics and thank-you for sharing.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks AT..