Laxminarayan Temple

Also known as the Birla Mandir Temple, the Laxminarayan Temple makes me think of a wedding cake. It is dedicated to Laxmi,  the goddess of wealth, and her consort, Narayan.

The swastika symbol was used as far back as 2500 BC in the Hindu religion, and has also been used by Buddhists and Jainists long before it was co-opted by the Nazis.

The trishula is a trident spear that is the emblem of Shiva. They represent Shiva’s three aspects:  creator, preserver and destroyer.

The interior of the temple is constructed in white marble, but no photography is permitted inside.


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  1. The colors are very “Sevilla.” (The monument Vittorio Emanuele II in Roma is sometimes called The Wedding Cake). This Laxminarayan Temple does look yummy!

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