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Friday, October 31, 2008

Laxmi Narayan Mandir

This is the Laxmi Narayan Mandir (Temple), located on Mandir Marg (Road). The temple is popularly known as Birla mandir, since the business group Birla's had constructed the temple. It was decorated with lights for the five days of the festival of Deepawali. Hindus light Deeps or Diyas or earthen lamps to ensure that the Godess of Wealth Laxmi can find her way into their homes on the Amavasya or the new moon night that marks the onset of winter. Several other religious beliefs are also attached to the festival. You can read more about Diwali here.


magiceye said...

bright colorful and beautiful!

hope you had a great diwali!

had a great holiday visiting ajanta/ellora caves! shall put up my travelogue at soon

Priyanka Khot said...

@ Magiceye: Looking forward to seeing Ajanta and Ellora. Have not ahd the good fortune of visiting those.

Anonymous said...

Nice looks photo of the temple in lights. Thanks too for all your visits to my blogs. You are a very special person to me.

nituscorner said...

Great picture priyanka.The temple looks awesome with all those lights.

JM said...

Oh! I took some photos of that amazing temple, but I never saw it with all those lights. I'm so glad you have shown it! :-)


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