Located at the foot of Moti Dungri fort in Jaipur, the Birla temple is one of the several Birla mandirs located all around the country. The temple is sometimes also referred to as the Laxmi Narayan Temple. The enormous temple was built during the year 1988, by Birla Group of Industries, one of the business tycoons of India. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Narayan), the preserver and his consort Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth. Birla Mandir is constructed in the finest quality of white marble. The three huge domes of the temple represent three different approaches to the religion. Many of the deities of the Hindu pantheon are depicted inside the temple, and on the outside walls, great historical personages and figures from all religions are shown, including Socrates, Zarathustra, Christ, Buddha, and Confucius. The Laxmi Narayan Mandir is a modern architectural marvel, surrounded by lush green gardens.
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