Lord Venkateshwara Temple in Birmingham, UK
Sri Venkateswara Balaji Temple in UK in Tividale, near Birmingham is one of the most sacred sites in the Hindu world. Lord Venkateshwara temple in Birmingham has a distinctive architecture that has been followed closely in the West Midlands.
The founders, Dr K Somasundara Rajahand Dr VP Narayan Rao have spent 30 years planning the temple. The group spent more than two decades trying to get funding and finding a suitable site for the replica. Then the Lord Venkateshwara temple was built in a 21.5 acre site, with a number of different shrines and other facilities and it has grown over a 10-year period to become physically the largest South Indian temple precinct in Europe.
This Lord Venkateshwara temple in Birmingham has been constructed in the style of the ancient and sacred temple of Sri Venkateswara in Tirupati, India. The concrete, granite and class structure was built in stages in the subcontinent before being shipped to Britain to be put together on site. Many sculptors from India have worked on intricate carvings of Hindu deities which adorn the walls, pillars, ceilings and roof of the temple.
The main temple of Lord Venkateshwara temple in Birmingham is fronted by two smaller temples, one dedicated to Shri Ganesha and one to Shri Murugan (Kartikaya). The main temple enshrines Lord Venkateswara at the centre. There are also other deities enshrines in this Lord Venkateshwara temple in Birmingham are Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Hanuman.
The temple organises various religious activities and functions on a regular basis. Sri Venkateswara Hindu Temple in Birmingham is the gives the exact feel of spiritual aspirations being as one of the most remarkable achievements of Hindu communities in the UK.
The Birmingham Venkateswara temple has a peaceful spiritual ambience, which will be appreciated by any visiting Hindus, whatever lineage they follow.