Birla Mandir Alibaug – Guide
20 kms After Revdanda, there is a small village called ‘Salav’ on the Alibaug-Roha road away from Alibaug. There is a temple on top of a hill near Salav village. Vikram Steel Company, a part of the Birla Group of Industries, has built this temple named ‘Birla Mandir’ in Alibaug. The temple is situated between Vikram Steel Company and its beautiful residential colony. It is a temple made of pure milky white marble and its dome can be seen even from a distance.
History of this Temple
Birla Mandir of Alibaug has a marble floor and the temple hall is open from all sides. The roof of the temple is transparent which allows free flow of air and ample light inside. There is a square shaped cave upon entering the temple. The cave is also made of marble and very beautifully carved.
The beautifully carved idol of ‘Ganapati’ is placed in the cave. Idols of ‘Riddhi and Siddhi’ are placed on either side of the idol. There are small temples of ‘Radha-Krishna’, ‘Shiva-Parvati’, ‘Bhavanidevi’ and ‘Suryadev’ around the cave.There is a statue of “Late Aditya Birla” in the garden next to the temple.
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Birla Mandir of Alibaug Timings
Puja and Aarti are performed daily at 9.00 am and 7.00 pm. Birla Mandir of Alibaug is open to the public from 6.00 am to 11.30 am and from 4.30 pm to 9.00 pm.
|Saturday||06:00 AM to 9:30 PM|
|Sunday||06:00 AM to 9:30 PM|
|Monday||06:00 AM to 9:30 PM|
|Tuesday||06:00 AM to 9:30 PM|
|Wednesday||06:00 AM to 9:30 PM|
|Thursday||06:00 AM to 9:30 PM|
|Friday||06:00 AM to 9:30 PM|
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Place to visit near this Temple
Murud Janjira Fort
It is about 54 km from Alibaug and is spread over an area of about 22 acres. The fort was originally a wooden structure, which was later renovated by Sidi Sirul Khan in the 17th century.
Alibaug beach is one of the best tourist places in Alibaug. The best thing about this beach is that you can enjoy the view of the Colaba Fort. Take a small boat ride to the popular fort which offers a spectacular view.
Looking for adventurous water sports activities then this beach is the best option for you. Be amazed by the enchanting beauty of the cypress grove and the sandy beach with its crystal clear water.
Kankeshwar Forest is one of the famous tourist places in Alibaug, as it is a dense forest with a collection of rare flora and fauna. Also, the climate is always cool and gets enough breeze for the place situated on the Konkan coast near Alibaug.
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How to reach Birla Mandir of Alibaug
By Air- The nearest airport from Birla Mandir of Alibaug is Mumbai airport which is at a distance of 140 km from this temple. From here you can easily reach this temple by using local transport services or taxi.
By Train- The nearest railway station from Birla Mandir of Alibaug is Panwel railway station which is at a distance of 80 km from this temple. From here you can easily reach this temple by using local transport services or taxi.
By Road- Roads to this temple are well connected with the other cities of the country so you can easily reach this temple by using your own vehicle or by any public buses or taxi from any part of the country.
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