World’s Tallest Hindu Temple Coming Up In Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh

Updated on 13 Sep, 2017 at 5:46 pm



India is home to Hinduism from times immemorial. Needless to say, India is replete with many important Hindu temples with some of them very old. Adding to this list of beautiful temples will be the Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, which is currently under constructed in the holy land of Vrindavan.

Artist’s impression of the temple Detechter

There are many temples being constructed in the country, but what makes the Vrindavan temple special is its height. When completed, the 700 feet tall shikhara, will be as high as the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the temple will be the tallest Hindu temple in the world.

Designed by the Indian InGenious Studio, the temple will have a footprint of 5 acres and, in conjunction with the tall pinnacle, the temple premises will also feature an amusement park with a variety of joyrides. Scheduled to be completed by 2019, the temple will be devoted to the grandeur of Lord Krishna.

The Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir is to be constructed by using earthquake resistant building material. The temple will resemble a rocket ship and there will also be provision of capsule elevators that willl take visitors to a viewing desk while a narrative of the Universe in accordance with Hindu mythology would be presented by way of a light and sound show. Vedic inscriptions will adorn the interiors.

Artist’s impression of the temple’s amphitheater Detechter

The temple is being constructed on the banks of the Yamuna river, where pilgrims can even go sailing. A Bhagavad Gita Expo is also planned. The expo will highlight a slice of Krishna consciousness and Lord Krishna’s view about life. There will also be a Krishna Heritage Museum that will exhibit a rich legacy about the varied ways in which Lord Krishna is evoked in prayer and symbolism by various cultures in India and abroad.

After completion, the temple will be the tallest religious building in the world, overshadowing the Sagrada Familia of Barcelona (553 ft), the Ulm Minister in Germany (530 ft) and the famous St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City (437 ft).

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