Birla temple in Alibaug.
20 Kms. away from Alibag after rewdanda is a small village named ‘ Salav ‘ on the Alibag – Roha route. There is a birla temple on a hill top near Salav village. Vikram Ispat company, a part of Birla udyog group has built this temple called ‘ Birla Mandir ‘. This temple is between the Vikram Ispat company and its beautifully located residential colony. It is a temple built in pure milk white marble and its dome can be seen from a long distance also. It can be reached by road or by climbing the steps. While climbing the temple steps one is always mesmerized by the landscape. On both sides of the steps is green velvet carpet of grass and beautiful flowers which will keep you spell bound for a minute.
The temple has marble floors and the hall of the temple is open from all sides. The ceiling of the Birla temple is transparent which allows free flow of air and ample of light to come in. On entering the temple there is a square shaped nave. The nave is also made of marble and is very beautifully carved. The beautifully carved idol of ‘Ganapati’ is placed the nave. The idols of ‘Riddhi and Siddhi’ are placed on both sides of idol. Around the nave are small temples of ‘Radha-Krishna’, ‘Shiv-Parvati’, ‘Bhavanidevi’ and ‘Suryadeva’. In the garden next to the Birla temple there is a statue of “Late Aditya Birla”.
Worship and Aarti is done at 9.00 a. m. and 7.00 p. m. everyday.
The temple is open for the public from 6.00 a. m. to 11.30 a.m and 4.30 p.m to 9.00 p.m.
One can always avail the facilities of the auto rickshaws and other private vehicles which regularly ply to this place. It is also possible to travel Alibag – Revdanda by S. T. Bus or eight sitter auto rickshaws and onwards another auto rickshaws