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The Birla Mandir (Hindu Temple) is located at the top of Kala Pahad, the twin hills of the Naubat Pahad. It is built entirely out of white marble from Rajasthan and took ten years to build. It is a shrine to Lord Venkateshwara. There is an 11 foot tall idol in the inner sanctum that is sculpted from black granite and is a replica of the one at Tirupati.
The temple is especially beautiful when lit at night. No photography is allowed inside. Non-Hindus are not allowed in the inner sanctum and no shoes allowed anywhere.
If you are a Hindu and want to bring an offering, you must buy it before going up to the temple. There are no places to purchase anything up at the top.
Open 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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Built at a height of 280 feet on Kala pahad,this temple of Lord Venkateswara is known as Birla Mandir.It is built in white marble and is a blend of north and south indian architecture.
7.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Cameras and mobile phones are not allowed inside
The Birla temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara.The granite image of the deity is 11 feet tall.South Indian,Rajasthani and Utkal temple architectural styles are combined to make this a unique temple in South India.The temple took ten years to build and was consecrated in 1976.