Moon over Birla mandir .. The temple manifests a blend of Dravidian, Rajasthani and Utkala architectures. It is constructed of 2000 tons of pure white marble. The granite idol of presiding deityLord Venkateswara is about 11 ft (3.4 m) tall and a carved lotus forms an umbrella on the top. There is a brass flagstaff in the temple premises which rises to a height of 42 ft (13 m). The temple does not have traditional bells, as Swami Ranganathananda wished that the temple atmosphere should be conducive for meditation.
Recently I witnessed an appalling incident at the Birla Temple and this post is directed at the purpose of drawing attention of the respective authorities.
My grandparents visited me for my birthday and we decided to visit the Birla Temple, Jaipur. It is among the most famous temples in Jaipur and a major tourist attraction too. But what happened next made me question the existence of certain people.
As we were about to enter the main hall, the guard stopped us and the following conversation took place between him (G) and my father (MF):
G: Stop, you can't go inside.
MF: Why can't we go inside?
G: You can but this wheelchair can't.
MF: Why can't the wheelchair go inside?
G: Wheelchair can't go because it isn't allowed. If you want to go, either leave the wheelchair and walk in or stay outside.
MF (shocked to hear his response): Who has said so?
G: It is the rule, sir. Wheelchair isn't allowed inside.
MF: I want to talk to the higher authorities.
G (didn't answer): ...
MF: So are you saying that a person on wheelchair doesn't have the right to pray? * The guard couldn't give a logical reason so my father let him be and rolled my wheelchair inside. He parked my wheelchair where my family was sitting. Soon after, another guard saw me on my wheelchair and came to us. The following conversation happened thereafter. *
G: This wheelchair isn't allowed inside, leave it outside.
MF (infuriated): What do you mean?
G: I mean leave the wheelchair outside and walk her inside.
MF: Tell me something, if she could walk, would she even be sitting in a wheelchair?
G: Carry her in your lap, then. But the wheelchair can’t come inside.
MF: Why are wheelchairs not allowed?
MF: Who has said this? I want to talk to your manager!
G: Sir is not available. He's away for a meeting.
MF: Ok then, we are sitting here. * Meanwhile, my mom pulled out her phone to record the entire conversation but the guard backed off and walked away, blabbering. *
It is clear that the guards didn't have an answer to the 'why' of their claim. (Contd. in the comments)
Все же во второй храм Лакшми мы тоже попали - и это один из моих любимых индуистских храмов в Нью-Дели, известный как Бирла Мандир.⠀
Храм сооружён в честь солнцеликой богини счастья и изобилия Лакшми и Нараяны, являющегося одним из воплощений бога Вишну. Храм является одной из ярких достопримечательностей индийской столицы, привлекая не только туристов, но и большое количество паломников, особенности, во время религиозных праздников.⠀
Расположен он на улице Мандир-Марг, в двух километрах от станции метро Ashram Marg.⠀
Честно скажу-очень красивый храм. Внутрь нельзя проносить камеры и телефоны (их можно сдать в камеру храмов при входе) и нельзя фотографировать. Внутри находятся алтари божеств: Лакшми-Нараяны, Дурги, Шивы и Парвати, Вишну, Кришны, Ханумана, Ганеши и другие. Если пройти подальше по территории в парк, можно найти колонну с изображениями Наваграха - всех 9 планет и поклониться грахам, что особенно привлекает сюда тех, кто близок к астрологии ✨✨✨⠀
Jaipur is such a beautiful city that it leaves me awestruck 😍
Not only just forts, it has everything that an individual wants to entertain themselves.
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