Bihar to have World’s largest Hindu Temple

Bihar will soon boast to have the World’s largest Hindu Temple. Bihar Mahavir Mandir Trust, BMMT is going to make this temple at a cost of whooping Rs 100 crores.

It will be 5 storied, 222 feet tall and will be spread over 15 acres making a replica of World’s famous Angkor Watt. It would be located at a place near Ismailpur village on Hajipur-Bidupur road, which will be renamed as Angkor Nagar, BMMT’s secretary and ex-IPS officer Acharya Kishore Kunal said. The land acquisition has already been done.

The proposed temple will be named ‘Virat Angkor Wat Ram Mandir’ and it will house the statues of Radha-Krishna, Shiva-Parvati, Ganesh, Surya, Vishnu and ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu.

It will take upto five years to construct the temple and another five years to give the final finishing touches to it, Kunal said.

On selection of the specific site for construction of the world’s largest Hindu temple, he said the place has mythological significance as it was said that the deities Ram, Lakshman and Vishvamitra had set their foot on the village and were welcomed by the King Sumati of the Vaishali kingdom.

The ‘bhumi pujan’ for the proposed temple will be held tomorrow, Kunal said adding the temple was being constructed to mark the centenary celebrations of the BMMTs.

The Angkor Wat was built in Cambodia by the Khmer civilization to honor the memory of Suryavarman II(1141-1152 AD), the king of the Khmer during a portion of the 12th century. As intended, Suryavarman II was entombed inside the Angkor Wat and it was made to be a Hindu temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

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Comment by Ranjan kumar jha on April 2, 2012 at 9:18am
Notwithstanding protest in Cambodia Mahavir Mandir Trust has revised the measurements of the proposed Viraat Angkor Wat Ram temple near Hajipur with an aim to make it the largest Hindu shrine, with the tallest spire (shikhar), in the world. Now instead of the earlier estimate of Rs 100 crore it is likely to cost Rs 150 crore.

The proposed temple would be 360-foot long, 360-foot wide and 270-foot tall. Earlier, the temple was supposed to be 222-foot-long, 222-foot-wide and 222-foot-tall.aAccording to Acharya Kishore Kunal, the Secretary of the Mahavir Mandir Trust: “We did a lot of research and visited the Archaeological Survey of India office in New Delhi for advice from experts. Temples such as the Kashi Vishwanath shrine in Varanasi, Akshardham in New Delhi and Brihadeeswarar in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, were almost of the same dimension. We did not want the new temple to look similar. We wanted to construct a Ram temple that would be famous globally. So we decided to revise the temple’s dimensions.”
Comment by Saumya on March 14, 2012 at 1:44am

And newspapers have started writing about this and this got a front place in some type of competition also..


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