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Temples in South India >> Andhra Pradesh >> Bheemaramam

This is a modern temple (consecrated in 1976) built of white marble on top of a hill, dominating the skyline of Hyderabad. The Birlas (industrialists who have also built several temples in India in this century) built this temple. The presiding deity here is Venkateswara (Vishnu).

A Rajagopuram built in the South Indian style greets the visitors. The tower over the main shrine of Venkateswara called the Jagadananda vimanam is built in the Orissan style while the towers over the shrines of the consorts are built in the South Indian style. The brass flagstaff rises to a height of 42 feet.

The granite image of the presiding deity is about 11 feet tall and a carved lotus forms an umbrella for this image. There are several carvings in marble, in the adjoining mukha mandapam - depicting scenes from Indian mythology. The temple is floodlit at nights.

Other shrines in the temple:The consorts of Venkateswara Padmavathi and Andal are housed in separate shrines.

Birla Mandir is a magnificient temple with great architectural significance was built by the Birla Foundation in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara.

The granite image of the presiding deity is about 11 ft. tall and a carved lotus forms an umbrella on the roof. The consorts of Venkateswara, 'Padmavati' and 'Andal' are housed in separate shrines. The brass flagstaff rises to a height of 42 ft.

The temple manifests a blend of South Indian, Rajasthani and Utkal temple architectures. It is entirely made of 2000 tons of Rajasthan pure white marble. It is built on a 280-feet high hillock called the Kala Pahad in a 13 acres plot. It is built for a period of 10 years and consecrated in 1976.

The Temple complex overlooking the southern side of Hussain Sagar, offers a fantastic panoramic view of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. It presents a colorful spectacular sight when illuminated at night.