|The Birla Mandir in Kolkata. This is a very modern temple, although built in an older style. Construction began in the 1970s and took over 20 years to complete. It is named after the Birla industrial family who funded the project. The temple reaches 160feet in height and contains statues of numerous Hindu deities.|
A mandir is the name of a Hindu temple. They are built in various styles and sizes throughout India, depending on when and where they are built. Unlike this one, many of India's temples are more than 1,000 years old.
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