Buddha statue and Birla mandir – Hyderabad

Date: 22 June 2008
Place: Hyderabad

Recently I shifted to Hyderabad after staying in Bangalore for 5 years; hence, naturally, this blogspace will host more photos from this region. 😉

Birla Mandir:
The temple is located on a hillock called Kala Pahad adjacent to Hussain sagar lake. This temple is also called ‘God’s Marble Home’, true to its name it’s covered with white marble right from the stairway to the main sanctum, housing a 11 feet Lord Venkateshwara statue of black granite.
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The temple complex has a four tired ‘Rajagopura’ entrance, built in the south Indian style, and the main sanctum is in Dilwara style gallery (Rajasthani style). Being located right next to Hussain sagar, the Buddha statue in Hussain sagar and the beautiful Necklace road can be seen from the top of this hillock.

Buddha statue:
This 17 metre-tall, monolithic statue was installed on December 1, 1992. Before its installation this statue had slipped into the lake while it was being ferried aboard a barge, costing some people their lives. Though installed in 1992 it was only in 2006 this statue was consecrated, by Dalai Lama.
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The sky is like this only for a few minutes everyday, just after the sun sets; the best time for outdoor photography!
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Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    >Considering the state of your stomach yesterday, I guess the ‘way to toilets’ sign in the first photograph must have been of special interest to you.

    Joking, of course.

  2. >Nice snaps buddy

    vivek $

  3. thehotspotguide.com - free online dating says:

    >great pics

  4. Anonymous says:

    >The hill on which Birla Temple is located, is also called Naubat Pahad – A name that is rarely used nowadays.

  5. Anonymous says:

    >BTW – you should take a picture of Birla Temple from Lumbini Park (the garden at the entrance of necklace road). The view from the bridge is quite good. You can see the entire temple structure – from the entrance to the main goopuram.

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