Birla Mandir, also known as Laxminarayan temple,is among the most popular of Hindu temples in Delhi.The temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1938 on the condition that people of all strata of society be allowed to offer prayers there on account of the largescale prevalence of untouchability at that time. Built by the well-known industrialist, R.D. Birla, the temple is dedicated to Laxmi ( the goddess of wealth) and Narayana( the preserver). One of the most important festivals of the Hindus Janamashtami coinciding with the birth of Lord Krishna is celebrated with great fervour in the temple and the occasion is visited by lakhs of devotees.At the entrance is a plaque which welcomes people of all faiths and religions to visit the temple and that there would be no ostracisation of any kind.
Summer: 8 am to 6 pm
Winter: 9 am to 5 pm