Shri Venkateswara Balaji Temple in Birmingham was founded to create a sanctuary for prayer & meditation to Lord Venkateswara (Lord of the heaven) and to establish a Hindu spiritual centre in this part of the country to fill the vast gap in the spiritual life amongst a large section of the community. The inspiration was the Tirupati (heaven on earth) Temple in Andhra Pradesh in South India. The charity Shri Venkateswara Balaji Temple as a Charitable Trust was set up in 1984 by a dedicated group of Hindus.
During a visit to the Sri Venkateswara Temple in 2004, Mr Nirmal Sethia showed a keen interest in the ceremonial steps and the entrance door to the main Temple.
The N Sethia Foundation after close consideration sanctioned a sponsorship for its renovation turning it into a large, completely silver lined entrance door and newly made ceremonial steps with a plaque affixed saying “Path To Glory”.