Birla Mandir and Kali Bari Mandir- Spiritual Path
Lakshmi Narayan Mandir popularly known as the Birla Mandir. The Lakshmi Narayan Mandir was funded by the well known industrialist Mr. B D Birla and designed by Siris Chatterjee. Built in 1938, it was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi.
The temple is dedicated to Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of Wealth, and Narayan, the Preserver, It also houses idols of Shiva and Durga. An important feature is the symbolic structure at the entrance that welcomes people of all faiths and classes.
Birla Mandir is located on Mandir Marg, Opening timings of Birla mandir are 4.15am to 9.00pm aarti Timings are 6.00a.m. daily and 6.45p.m. daily Main Festival in Birla Mandir is Janmashtami. Just next to Birla Mandir there situated a Kali Bari Mandir, but dwarfed completely by it.
It is the Kali Bari Mandir, which has a special place in the hearts of the Delhi's Bengali Hindu Community. The temple has a beautiful image of Kali, The war like avatar of goddess Durga. The temple has a huge peepal tree growing from within it, which pierces through its roof.The tree is considered sacred by many, who tie red threads around its trunk when asking for the goddess' blessings.
Opening Timings for Kali Bari Temple are 5.15am-1.00pm and 5.15pm- 9.30pm, Aarti timings are 8.00am daily and 7.30pm daily, Main Festivals of Kali Bari Mandir are Kali Puja, Durga Puja, Saraswati Puja and Ramnavmi.