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Old April 3rd, 2014, 08:09 AM   #1
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VRINDAVAN | Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir | 213m | 700ft | 70 fl | App

Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir
Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh


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A skyscraper temple with a height of 210 meters and footprint of about 5 acres, surrounded by recreated forests of Braj.

Mathura and Vrindavan are important places for Hindus all over the world. Vrindavan is especially a very revered and sacred place for the devotees of Lord Sri Krishna. In fact, the Holy Land of Vrindavan can be considered to be the spiritual capital of India.

The skyscraper temple project, conceived of by the devotees of ISKCON-Bangalore, will consist of a grand temple of Lord Sri Krishna at its centre. The grand temple shall be of monumental proportions and its iconic architecture shall harmoniously combine elements of both Indian temple architecture and modern architecture. This temple is poised to become the tallest, grandest and largest religious structure in India. The temple has a footprint of about 5 acres and rises to a height of about 700 feet (210 metres or 70 floors). The temple is planned to be vibrant with festivals and religious activities throughout the year.

A look-alike of the verdant forests of Vrindavan will be recreated around this magnificent temple. Designed by the world's best landscape designers, spread over a sprawling 26 acres, it will consist of the twelve forests (dvadashakanana) of Braj, with varieties of lush vegetation, green pastures, elegant vistas of fruit bearing trees, flower laden creepers serenaded by bird songs, clear water lakes with lotuses and lilies and water falls that tumble from small artificial hillocks - all recreated from descriptions in the SrimadBhagavatam and other source books of Lord Sri Krishna - to transport the visitors to Krishna's times in Vrindavan.

While the Yamuna creek provides a boating opportunity for the visitors and the Krishna Lila attractions in the forest provide an entertaining experience for all the family members, the Bhagavad Gita Expo will ignite the minds and invigorate the intellect with the stupendous wisdom given by Lord Sri Krishna that forms the bedrock of the culture and the philosophy of life in India. The Krishna Heritage Museum will showcase the rich heritage and artistic celebration of Lord Sri Krishna in diverse cultures of India, practiced and perfected over thousands of years.

From the ground level, a capsule elevator will rise up through the temple core, taking visitors through different planetary systems in the universe as described in the Vedic literatures, through an immersive sound, light and diorama show. The capsule elevator will finally reach the visitors to the

Viewing Gallery at 700 feet for a breathtaking panoramic view of BrajMandal.
It was the desire of SrilaPrabhupada, Founder Acharya of ISKCON, that the glories of Sri Krishna and Sri VrindavanaDham be spread all over the world so that the peoples of the world irrespective of caste, creed, color, nationality or gender, are freed from the sufferings of material existence and find everlasting happiness through Krishna consciousness.

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Old April 3rd, 2014, 08:16 AM   #2
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Plans for the World’s Tallest Temple

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In five years’ time, Vrindavan, in Uttar Pradesh, hopes to be home to the world’s tallest temple.

At a planned 689 feet tall, the Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir or Rising Moon Temple is still a dwarf compared to the world’s tallest buildings and doesn’t even reach up to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, which stands at 1063 feet. Still, as temples go, it would stand out.

The building would cover five-and-a-half acres of land and the entire complex, which includes a helipad, twelve forests and lakes, would stretch across nearly 60 acres and cost around $81 million.

This is an architect’s impression of what the exterior of the concrete and steel temple will look like.


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The area surrounding the skyscraper temple, which is dedicated to Lord Krishna, will include a replica of some of the hundred-plus forests of Braj, where Lord Krishna is believed to have been born. In these forests, Krishna is believed to have performed his ‘leelas’ or pastimes.


Pictured below is the design for Talavana, one of the 12 forests set to be grown at the site

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The temple was the brainchild of three members of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, or ISKCON, founded in New York in the 1960s.

ISKCON already has more than 60 temples across India. In fact, the site of the oldest temple is Vrindavan designed and built under the supervision of the founder of the organization.

Madhu Pandit Dasa, the man who heads the Bangalore chapter of ISKCON, was part of the team who thought up the idea for the tallest temple.

“We wanted to build something that would raise eyebrows all over the world,” said Mr. Dasa, who is a civil engineer.

This picture details the different levels of the elevated structure. Once on the viewing gallery, located around top of the temple building, visitors are promised a bird’s eye view of Vrindavan

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This large-scale real estate project is expected to cost as much as 5 billion rupees [more than $81 million] and will be paid for entirely through donations, Mr. Dasa said.

Below is an impression of a temple hall, which will have space for 5,000 visitor

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The plan is also to have ample parking space, not just for cars, but also for helicopters. A helipad and a parking compound will take up 12 acres of the site area.

This is an aerial view of the planned temple and the surrounding complex

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A massive amphitheater will host a series of sound-and-light shows, telling the tales of Lord Krishna’s life.

Below is an image of what the amphitheater might look like.


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And, this is how the musical fountain shows could look

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There’s something of a race to be tallest going on in India. In October, Narendra Modi, Gujarat’s chief minister and prime ministerial candidate for India’s main opposition party the Bharatiya Janata Party, laid the foundation stone for what is claimed will be the tallest statue in the world when complete – an almost 600-feet tall sculpture of Sardar Vallabhai Patel, a key figure in India’s struggle for freedom.

A month later, the state of Bihar unveiled a model of the Viraat Ramayan Mandir, which authorities there said would be the tallest Hindu temple at 405-feet when it is complete.

The builders of the temple in Vrindavan, however, plan to break that record.

This is what the designer’s plan the temple will look like from the banks of the River Yamuna.


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Old April 3rd, 2014, 08:36 AM   #3
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Old April 3rd, 2014, 04:16 PM   #4
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Akhilesh lays foundation for world’s tallest temple



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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday laid the foundation stone of a project to build a 70-storey temple in Vrindavan – Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir — which, when finished, is billed to be the tallest shrine in the world.

While the concept of the grand temple was conceived by in-house devotees of ISCKON Bangalore, the structural design has been outsourced to a US-based company, TEC Engineering. The temple, with a traditional Nagra architecture at the entrance, will have elements of a glass façade that would stretch to the 70th floor.

“The temple will change the skyline of Vrindavan. After entering the temple, there will be a capsule lift that will take visitors to the 70th floor. During their journey to the topmost floor, there will be a cosmology exhibit with 3D effects. It will be a whole new immersion experience. People would travel through the planets to reach the top.

There will be telescopes placed on the top floor from where people can see entire Vrindavan,” Chanchalapathi Dasa, vice-chairman of the Akshaya Patra Foundation said.

The temple premises will also have a theme park for visitors. Around the temple, the twelve forests of Braj will be recreated. Specific vegetation of each forest will be artificially grown.

The team is also going to recreate the Yamuna across the temple and visitors will be taken around in a boat. For those who wish to walk, there will be a path build for a skywalk. A night safari will also be organised by the temple.
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extremely tacky. I'd prefer the old ones.
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Wow never heard about this before.. looks good.
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Piling work has started on this one according to this news article.

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AGRA: Piling work on Vrindawan Chandrodaya temple project, billed as the tallest temple in the world, will begin on Monday on the occasion of Janmashtami, officials of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), the organization building the temple, said. Bharatarshabha Dasa, communication head, ISKCON, says the temple will stand 210 meters (700 feet) high with 70 floors and be spread across 5.5 acres at its completion, making it the tallest and largest religious structure in the world.

Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav laid the foundation stone of the temple on Holi, and now, piling work, which involves preparing a solid base for the temple structure by digging some 60 feet into the ground, will start. BJP MP from Mathura, Hema Malini, will inaugurate the digging work.

The project will cost more than Rs 300 crore and ISKCON is hoping to finish construction within five years. It will include a Lord Krishna temple built in an Indian and modern architecture style.

As per the construction plan, the temple will be surrounded by lush greenery spread across 30 acres, with a variety of plants, artificial lakes to create a feel of Krishna's Vrindavan, Dasa says. Other details include boating facilities in the Yamuna and depictions of scenes from 'Krishna leela' in the surrounding greenery. An elevator will transport visitors from the ground floor to the centre of the temple, and take them through planetary systems described in Vedic literature through a sound and light show. The elevator ride will end in a viewing gallery situated at a height of 700 feet.

Speaking about the inspiration behind the project, Dasa says,"The project will not only have a temple for the worship of Sri Krishna, but will also become a centre for disseminating the profound message of the Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam, delivered in a modern context. We wish to inculcate the glorious Vedic values in today's youth."
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This has been U/C for a while now - Should be moved to the other forum

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Is it U/C ?
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The main temple itself is not yet U/C but the other structures part of the complex like the villas are definitely U/C.
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Indian temple will be the world's tallest religious skyscraper

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(CNN)Work is underway on the world's tallest religious skyscraper: a 700-foot-tall Hindu temple in India.

Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir in Uttar Pradesh will be bigger than Vatican City's St Peter's Basilica and rise higher than Ulm Minster when completed.
Indian practice InGenious Studio and structural consultant Thornton Tomasetti have designed the temple-cum-cultural center, which includes a theme park, for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

The earthquake-proof building's tiered silhouette is reminiscent of a rocket ship, rising 70 stories in the air.

"Attractions planned in the theme park would be like park rides, animatronics, light, sound and special effects as well as the Vraja Mandal parikrama shows and laser shows," says Narasimha Das, project director of the temple.

A capsule elevator will run through the height of the structure, whisking visitors up to a viewing deck. The ride doubles as a light and sound experience, taking people through the planetary systems of the universe, as laid out in Vedic literature.

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Dedicated to Hindu deity Lord Sri Krishna -- who, according to scripture, is said to have grown up in Vrindavan -- the temple will be surrounded by around 30 acres of forest, planted to recreate the twelve forests of Braj.
Social facilities will skirt the temple as well as apartments and villas, which the New Indian Express reports will be sold to fund the project. It will also be financed by donations from devotees.

Right now, work is concentrated on the building's 180-foot-deep foundations.
"(These) will have 511 columns, which will be completed by March next year," confirms Das.
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That's an amazing stuff that's being made. Thanks for sharing. It would surely add to the beauty of the Bengal. Bangla Choti
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