Lakshmi Narayan Temple, one of the favorite tourist attractions in New Delhi
, was built by the Birla family in 1938. The inauguration of the temple was done by Mahatma Gandhi
, the father of nation. The temple which is also known as Birla Temple enshrines the Hindu deity, Lord Vishnu
along with his consort, Goddess Lakshmi
. There are separate shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva
, Goddess Durga
and Lord Ganesh
. One of the largest temples in India, Birla Temple attracts thousands of visitors daily. People of any faith can enter the temple.