GURUGRAM: A 108 foot tall temple devoted to Lord Krishna is scheduled to come up in Sector 43 in DLF 5. Once completed, the temple will be the tallest religious structure in Gurugram.

The foundation laying of the temple will be held on April 29 in the presence of Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki and other dignitaries, said Arjun Nath Das, head, communications, Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, Vrindavan, a wing of Iskcon wing (International Society for Kirshna Consciousness).

The temple, named Radha Raman Mandir, is a project of Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, which is making the world’s tallest skyscraper temple in Vrindavan. The temple in Gurugram will be built on an approximate area of half an acre and is expected to be completed in two years at an estimated cost of ₹2 crore, Das said.

“Recently, the plan of Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir to construct a temple in Gurugram was approved by the Haryana Urban Development Authority. Following this, the devotees have planned to begin construction of the Sri Sri Radha Raman temple.

As a first step, the Bhumi Puja of the temple will be performed on April 29, on the occasion of Sri Narasimha Jayanthi,” Das said.

He said the temple would be the tallest in Gurugram after completion. Das said the temple would be open for all devotees and there would be a facility for brief stay for the benefit of devotees coming from outside the city.

The lead architect for the temple is from Sultanpur in Delhi and the structural consultant is from Gurugram, Das said. He added that the lighting consultant for the project would be from the US.

The city’s famous temples include Sheetla Mata temple, Sai Ka Angan, Sita Ram temple in Farrukhnagar, Lord Hanuman and Shree Siddhi Ganesh temple on MG Road.

Source: Hindustan Times e-Paper         Dated: 22 Apr 2018