Birla Mandir Mathura

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Timings : 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Time Required : 1-2 hrs

Entry Fee : No entry fee

Gita Mandir, Mathura Overview

Located about 6.5 kms from the Mathura junction on the outskirts of Mathura on the Vrindavan - Mathura Road is the famous Birla Mandir, also known by the name of Gita Mandir. It is a prominent Hindu pilgrimage site frequented by pilgrims and tourists alike. The shrine is dedicated to Lord Lakshmi Narayan. The architecture of the temple speaks of its magnificence and the exquisite carvings and paintings of its grandeur.

The Mathura Birla Mandir was built by Jugal Kishore Birla in memory of his parents and the entire Bhagavad Gita which is inscribed on the pillars of the temple. This large temple is built of red sandstone and is considered as a product of skilled craftsmanship. The marble walls hold paintings of gods and goddesses. The entire area of Gita Mandir is maintained well to serve a serene ambience to the pilgrims.

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Birla Mandir Complex

The sanctum room enshrines Radha Krishna and there are two additional sanctum rooms enshrine Lakshmi Narayan and Ram - Sita. The Mathura Birla Mandir complex also houses Lord Krishna's chariot and a towering Gita Stambh which has carvings of Bhagvad Gita. Inside the premises of the temple, there is a small temple with the presiding deity as Lord Hanuman. Right opposite to the main sanctum sits the vehicle of Lord Vishnu, Garuda with folded hands.

How To Reach Birla Mandir Mathura

Located 5 kms away from the city centre, the Birla Mandir can be visited enroute Vrindavan. In Mathura, one can take a government or private bus to visit the temple. The regular tempos and auto-rickshaws are also convenient and easily found. There are buses running from Mathura to Vrindavan from the old bus stand.

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