Spiritual capital of India to get a 700 feet high temple
Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir is the world’s tallest temple under-construction at Vrindavan,Mathura, India. At cost of ₹300 crore (US$45 million) it will be one of the most expensively
built temple in world by ISKCON. The temple has a footprint of about 5 acres and rises to a height of about 700 feet (213 meters or 70 floors) and a built-up area of 5,40,000 sq. ft.
The temple is planned to be vibrant with festivals and religious activities throughout the year.
Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, a grand temple complex that is planned to be set up in the holy land of Vrindavana in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh is dedicated to broadcasting the glories of Sri Krishna and His transcendental abode, Vrindavana, as taught by Srila Prabhupada, all over the world.This project, conceived by the devotees of ISKCON, Bangalore will be the tallest temple structure
in India – a fusion of traditional Indian temple architecture and modern architecture.
The structural design advisors are from Civil Engineering Department IIT Delhi and Structural Consultants is Thornton Tomasetti, USA. The lead architects are InGenious Studio Pvt. Ltd. of Gurgaon and Quintessence Design Studio of Noida will carry out landscaping for the whole temple area. HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) will be installed by Gupta Consultants & Associates and all the electrical fittings and wiring will be done with the help of WBG Consultants, whereas Behera & Associates will be involved as PHE & Fire Consultants. The temple, with a traditional Nagra architecture at the entrance, will have elements of a glass façade that would stretch to the 70th floor and Building Envelop Specialists from Mumbai will be involved for this aspect of the temple. LDP Pty. Ltd., Australia will involve with the construction as Lighting Design Consultants, whereas RWDI (Canada-India) will provide Wind Tunnel Analysis Consultancy. Pinkerton (USA-India) will provide physical security consultancy for the entire temple. Green Horizon Consulting LLP of Haryana will take care of Green Building Facilitation and Building Energy Simulation; HPG Consulting of Delhi will be a part of the project as a Waste Management, Kitchen and BOH Consultant. Dunbar and Boardman, London will be involved in the project as Vertical Transport Consultant.
Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir will not only house a temple for the worship of Lord Sri Krishna, but will also become a center for disseminating the profound message of the Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam, delivered in a modern context for the highest benefit of the people. Lord Sri Krishna, through His timeless message in the Bhagavad-gita, and His endearing pastimes in the Srimad-Bhagavatam has shaped the intellectual, cultural and religious mindscape of India for millennia. It is humanly impossible to fully comprehend and estimate the contributions of Lord Sri Krishna to mankind. It is an attempt to acknowledge and celebrate His divine blessings to this world and it is the aspiration of the devotees to create a world-class iconic monument for Sri Krishna in the holy land of Vrindavan and proudly place Krishna on the world mindscape and Vrindavan on the world map as one of India’s spiritual capitals. Srila Prabhupada, in a lecture in Bombay said that constructing a nice skyscraper temple of Krishna is also a Krishna conscious vision. “This is Krishna conscious vision. ‘Oh, there are so many skyscrapers. Why not construct a nice skyscraper temple of Krishna?’ That is Krishna consciousness.” In another lecture, Srila Prabhupada explained how our tendencies can be utilized for Krishna in order to purify our material activities.
The rich heritage and artistic celebration of Krishna in diverse cultures of India practiced and perfected over thousands of years, will be showcased. Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir aims to bring about an awakening among Indians and showcase a nation that is not only full of talent, creativity and energy but also adorned with exalted values and character guided by a spiritual worldview. Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir aspires to put Vrindavan on the world map.
For more details please visit: www.vcm.org.in