Friday, 10 May 2013

Birla Temple, Kolkata India

About Birla Temple                    

One of the popular temples of Kolkata is the Birla Temple, which is situated at the junction of Ashutosh Chowdhury Avenue. This white marble temple is designed on the lines of the popular Lingaraj Temple of Bhubaneshwar and is of a height of      160 ft. Numerous stone engravings, episodes and messages from the Bhagavad Gita have been pictorially depicted, inside the temple.

The electric diyas (lamps), chandeliers and soft music help the devotees to experience the spiritual ambience. A number of gods and goddesses are worshipped in this temple such as Radha and Krishna, Lord Ganesha, Lord Hanuman, Durga, Shiva and Ten Avatars of Lord Vishnu. The most fascinating feature of this temple is the evening ‘Aarti’.