Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Birla Mandir, Kolkata


On our way to the famous Kali Ghat temple, we stopped at the Birla Mandir. Made out of white marble, the Hindu temple had some beautiful details. Built from 1970-1996, it was commissioned by the wealthy Birla industrialist family. In contrast to much of the city, there was a feeling of tranquility here.

This was the second Birla Mandir I had visited, the first being in Delhi. Its architectural style resembled the Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar.

5 comments:

Bibi said...

Great photo, Melissa, and I can't tell you how much I envy you for standing there in short sleeves and barefoot...and just being in India.

Debosmita Roy said...

Great photo.Thanks for stopping at Birla mandir. It is a temple built by the industrialist Birla family. On Janmashtami Birla Mandir Kolkata , note large number of devotees coming from far away places to pay their respect to the deities.

Pallab Dutta said...

Nice Looking,Melissa...I went there with my family a few years ago,enjoyed very much...And more You are welcome for visiting our country India in future๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

Pallab Dutta said...

Nice Looking,Melissa...I went there with my family a few years ago,enjoyed very much...And more You are welcome for visiting our country India in future๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

Melissa Enderle said...

Thank you Pallab for your comment. India has such beautiful, varied temples.