Temple Vedic Planetarium in Mayapur - World's Largest Nrsimhadeva Temple

The temple of Vedic Planetarium by ISKCON will soon take up the title of the world's largest Nrsimhadeva temple and will be among the world's largest domes after its completion. This biggest temple will unveil its first floor once it finishes its final touches.  The temple, which will be completed by 2023, is truly one of its kind.

The Grandeur Of the Shrine

Located in Mayapur in the Nadia district of West Bengal, the shrine is no less than a modern palace. The temple's Pujari floor covers 1,00,000 sq. feet and has massive chandeliers hanging from the ceiling.  In fact, every floor will have 1 Lakh sq. foot of area and the shrine will also hold the record of donning the largest dome in the world.
Blue Bolivian Marble has been used to add western-style architecture, and to top it all, puja sessions will be broadcast worldwide. As per the reports, the temple is so huge that it can accommodate nearly 10,000 devotees on a floor at a time and has enough space for the people to pray, sing and even dance before Lord Krishna, which is a usual ritual in all ISKCON temples.

With Massive Investment Comes Massive Interiors 

Massive Chandeliers
The International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) headquartered in Mayapur kicked off the temple's construction a decade ago and has utilized more than 2 Crore Kilograms of cement to build this holy place, and whooping INR 500 Crores are invested in the project. 

Sadabhuja Das, managing director the Temple of Vedic Planetarium, said, "This temple is the mixture of the East and the West. The marble has been imported from Vietnam. We also procured marble from India. The temple is unique because the pujari floor is 2.5 acres, and the temple floor is 60 meters in diameter. The house of deities is unique as well. We are building 20 meter long Vedic chandeliers."

The Objective Behind the Shrine

The intention behind constructing this largest temple is to spread Vedic culture and knowledge worldwide via a materialized scientific and authoritative platform. The construction of the temple also fulfills the wish of Acharya Prabhupada who desired to build something that could attract people from all over the world to Mayapur, which is the birthplace of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the famous Vaishnava saint.

Open Doors For All Communities 

The management also believes that being able to accommodate 20,000 people, the temple doors will be open for all communities hailing from different ethnic or religious backgrounds, and no caste barriers shall be imposed. People can come here, chant, dance before the Lord, and join the "Saint Kirtan Movement."

The temple's management is confident enough that once the temple opens its doors to the people, it will boost the tourism industry significantly. Recently, Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal, bestowed Mayapur with the "Heritage City" title as it attracts lakhs of people annually.

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This post was published by Harshitha Pudota

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