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Birla Temple (Kolkata) || Birla Temple

The construction of the temple began in 1970. It took 26 years to complete the entire structure. On Wednesday, the 21st of February, 1996, the Pran Prathistha was done by Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj, the temple has been modeled on the Lingaraj Temple at Bhubaneshwar  & the gates were opened to the public in 1996, it is an all-marble structure with very high quality rajasthani engravings.  The main temple houses statues of deities Krishna and Radha. The left side temple shikhar (dome) houses goddess Durga, the Hindu goddess of Shakti, the power.  The right side dome of the temple houses Shiva in meditation mode.This temple is open in the morning from 5.30 A.M. to 11 A.M. and in the evening from 4 .30 P.M. to 9 P.M. On Janmashtami, the birthday of Krishna, devotees come from far away places to pay their respect to the deities.