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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Hyderabad Birla Mandir Lord Venkateswara

Hyderabad reflects a synthesis of varied cultures. It presents a beautiful blend of the northern and southern styles of architecture. One such marvelous edifice is the Birla Mandir. An enchanting temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, the Birla Mandir stands in all its grandeur on the hilltop of Kalapahad. Made of pure white marble from Rajasthan, the Birla Mandir overlooks the serene and placid waters of the Hussain Sagar lake.The magnificent shrine offers a fantastic panoramic view of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The intricate carvings of the temple, the ceiling and the mythological figures are a standing testimony to the dexterity and sculptural excellence of the craftsmen. Beautiful scenes from the great epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata are finely sculpted in marble.A number of lofty steps lead the visitor to the sanctum sanctorum. Along the winding path are many a marble statue of gods and goddesses of Hindu mythology located in the midst of verdant gardens, full of blossoms. The Birla Mandir presents a colorful spectacular sight when illuminated at night. The temple is open for visitors from 7 a.m. to 12 noon and 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. all days of the week. A trip to Hyderabad remains incomplete without a visit to the enchanting Birla Mandir !! Made of pure white marble from Rajasthan, the Birla Mandir overlooks the serene and placid waters of the Hussain Sagar lake . The magnificent shrine offers a fantastic panoramic view of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The intricate carvings of the temple, the ceiling and the mythological figures are a standing testimony to the dexterity and sculptural excellence of the craftsmen. Beautiful scenes from the great epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata are finely sculpted in marble. A number of lofty steps lead the visitor to the sanctum sanctorum. Along the winding path are many a marble statue of gods and goddesses of Hindu mythology located in the midst of verdent gardens, full of blossoms.The Birla Mandir presents a colorful spectacular sight when illuminated at night. The temple is open for visitors from 7 a.m. to 12 noon and 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. all days of the week. A trip to Hyderabad remains incomplete without a visit to the enchanting Birla Mandir

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Fortune Park Hotels Ltd said...

There are very few cities in India that can boost of a rich legacy and unique and exciting diversity as that of Hyderabad. Be it the fascinating and captivating forts and ancient monuments, the inimitable existence of the age old culture of the Nawabs, the delicious and mouth watering Hyderabadi cuisine, or the new born hard core business aspect, every facet of this city is a persona in itself. Emerging like a phoenix as the next big thing in the Indian business circle, the hotels in Hyderabad have also upgraded to compete with any international hotel on a given day. Most of the premium Hyderabad hotels have all the standard business features although there are exclusive Business hotels in Hyderabad nowadays and the number is ever increasing. Recently the Andhra Pradesh government gave the 24-hour liquor license to the four star, five star and the five-star deluxe hotels in Hyderabad. This step has brought the Hyderabad hotels nearer to the standards of the international hotels.