Work begins on the construction of the World’s Tallest Skyscraper Temple for Lord Sri Krishna on the day of Janmashtami (18th August, 2014) in Vrindavan
Work on the construction of Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, a grand, tall and iconic skyscraper Temple Complex of monumental proportions, for Lord Sri Krishna, His message and His land Vrindavan, will begin today on Janmashtami, 18th August 2014.
The temple site is strategically located on Bhaktivedanta Swami Marg (formerly called Chhatikara Road), which is the main access to Vrindavan on the Delhi-Agra Highway. All tourists and pilgrims will pass through this road and hence the Mandir complex will enjoy huge visibility and footfalls.
On the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami, Lord Krishna’s birthday, the RCC piling work has begun on the construction site. Skyscrapers of these dimensions use piles to secure the foundation to the ground. Due to the soft nature of soil, the temple skyscraper requires piles of 1.2m (4ft) diameter, going as deep as 60m – which is equivalent to 20 floors in a regular building! In comparison, the Qutub Minar is 72.5m tall. More than 500 piles are required for the temple foundation. The pile work will be inaugurated in the auspicious presence of Shree Guru Sharanandaji Maharaj and Mrs. Hema Malini, Member of Parliament, Mathura on Janmashtami Day, Monday 18th August 2014.
To mark the occasion several special events have also been planned in the site area during Janmashtami. A detailed event list is attached in the invite.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Chanchalapathi Dasa, President, Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, “This is an important milestone in the development of Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir project. On this auspicious Janmashtami day, we are commencing the pile foundation work. This project is not only an architectural landmark; it is aimed to become a center for spiritual learning and human transformation.”
The Skyscraper temple project will include Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, a Temple with a height of 210 meters (70 stories) and footprint of about 5 acres, surrounded by the recreated forests of Braj conceived by the devotees of ISKCON-Bangalore.
In pursuance of the great desire of Srila Prabhupada (Founder-Acharya of the Hare Krishna Movement), it will be a center for disseminating the profound message of the Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam, delivered in a modern context so that the people 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.
“The vision of Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir is to bring about a spiritual awakening among Indians and create a nation that is not only full of talent, creativity and energy but also adorned with exalted values and character,” added Chanchalapathi Das, “A nation we all ought to be proud of. We believe India truly has immense talent and brilliance to contribute for the global good, provided we build our character on the basis of the ancient wisdom that we have inherited. Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir aspires to provide the impetus for and facilitate this transformation of the society, to make Indians responsible global leaders who are guided by a spiritual worldview and imbued with sublime values.”
Features of the project
- 210 meters or 700 ft. in height (70 storeys)
- A capsule elevator takes visitors from the ground level to the 700 ft. tall Viewing Gallery giving an immersive 3D sound and light experience of the different planetary systems described in the Vedic literatures.
- A look-alike of the verdant forests of Vrindavan will be recreated around this magnificent temple from descriptions in the Srimad-Bhagavatam; sprawling 26 acres it will consist of the twelve forests (dvadasha kanana) of Braj.
- Krishna Lila Theme Park attractions will include Themed story telling areas, musical fountains, garden lawn and water features, Yamuna creek for boating experience, Braj heritage village and goshala to recreate the atmosphere of Vrindavan of Lord Krishna.
- Krishna Heritage museum, Bhagavad-gita Expo, Lecture halls, centre for Krishna heritage studies to ignite minds about Lord Krishna.
Social Development Projects to be undertaken by Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir
- Increasing and sustaining the support for Akshaya Patra mid-day meal program for feeding children studying in government schools of Mathura district (presently feeding 1.65 lakh children everyday)
- Welfare programs for the widows of Vrindavan (presently feeding 300 widows)
- Restoration, up-gradation and rejuvenation of the important sites of Braj
- Restoration of River Yamuna to her original and pristine glory
- Goshala for demonstrating cow protection
For further information on Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir project please visit www.vcm.org.in
The website was revamped and launched during the event.
Please direct all media queries to:
Bharatarshabha Dasa, Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, Cell: 9341034710
Bhavani Giddu, Volunteer, Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, Cell: 9999500262