Vrindavan poised to have India's tallest temple
A theme park on Krishna Lila, a capsule elevator to take the visitors at 700 feet from where one can possibly get a glimpse of Taj Mahal, a look alike of the verdant forests of Vrindavan and a food court having cuisines of ancient temples of Krishna – these are some of the things that have been planned for the 70-storey-skyscraper temple which will put Vrindavan on the world spiritual map.
The foundation stone laying ceremony of the 213 meters Vrindavan Chandrodaya temple in Mathura district will be done on March 16. At present Hassan II Mosque in Morocco, which stands at 689 feet (210 meters), is the world's tallest religious structure.
"When constructed it will be the tallest temple of India and one of the tallest in the world. The iconic architecture will harmoniously blend elements of both Indian temple architecture and modern architecture," said vice-president, ISKCON, Bangalore and president of the Vrindavan project Chanchalapathi Dasa.
The project, which has been conceived by Madhu Pandit Dasa, president of ISKCON, Bangalore, will feature a grand temple of Lord Krishna.
A look-alike of the verdant forests of Vrindavan will be recreated around the temple. Spread over a sprawling 26 acres, it will consist of twelve forests of Braj to transport the visitors to Krishna's time in Vrindavan.
"It is a Rs 300 crore project which will be funded by donation from the devotees of Krishna. Once the shilanyas is done, we will start the excavation and foundation work," Dasa said.
"From the ground level, a capsule elevator will take the visitors through different planetary systems in the universe, in an impressive sound and light show," Dasa said.