Today - 18 January 2019
Woke up 8.00
Got ready 8.30
Run to Pian Sciresa 9.00
Enjoy the beautiful view.
Run back home 9.20
Shower and get ready for home working on my projects.
Workout + view = top choice
The Laxminarayan Temple, also known as the Birla Mandir is a Hindu temple up to large extent dedicated to Laxminarayan which usually refers to Vishnu, Preserver in the Trimurti, also known as Narayan, when he is with his consort Lakshmi. The temple, inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi, was built by Jugal Kishore Birla.The side temples are dedicated to Shiva, Krishna and Buddha.
Its architect was Sris Chandra Chatterjee, a leading proponent of the "Modern Indian Architecture Movement."The architecture was influenced heavily by the principles of the Swadeshi movement of the early twentieth century and the canonical texts used. ««««««««¦¦¦»»»»»»»»
The three-storied temple is built in the northern or Nagara style of temple architecture. The entire temple is adorned with carvings depicting the scenes from golden yuga of the present universe cycle. More than hundred skilled artisans from Benares, headed by Acharya Vishvanath Shastri, carved the icons of the temple. ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦○○○○○○○○¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦
The highest shikhara of the temple above the sanctum sanctorum is about 160 feet high. The temple faces the east and is situated on a high plinth. The shrine is adorned with fresco paintings depicting his life and work. The icons of the temple are in marble brought from Jaipur. Kota stone from Makarana, Agra, Kota, and Jaisalmer was used in the construction of the temple premises.
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The Lotus Temple also known as Bahá'í House of Worship like all Bahá'í Houses of Worship, the Lotus Temple is open to all, regardless of religion or any other qualification. The building is composed of 27 free-standing marble-clad "petals" arranged in clusters of three to form nine sides with nine doors opening onto a central hall with a height of slightly over 34.27metres.
The surface of the House of Worship is made of white marble from Penteli mountain in Greece, the same marble from which many ancient monuments (including the Parthenon) and other Bahá'í Houses of Worship are built
The Bahá'í Faith teaches that a Bahá'í House of Worship should be a space for people of all religions to gather, reflect, and worship. Anyone may enter the Lotus Temple irrespective of religious background, sex, or other distinctions, as is the case with all Bahá'í houses of worship. The sacred writings of not only the Bahá'í faith but also other religions can be read and/or chanted, regardless of language.