Ground-breaking of the Ramayan Temple on June 21

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Patna: The ground-breaking ceremony of the Ramayan Temple, touted as the world's largest Hindu temple, will take place on June 21 in Hajipur district a few kilometer from Kesariya, Acharya Kishore Kunal, Bihar Mahavir Mandir Trust chairperson said on Wednesday.

Named Vishal Ramayan Mandir, the temple is inspired from the Angkor Vat Temple in Cambodia and Rameshwaram and Minakshi Temples in India, Kunal said adding the temple will comprise of 18 'homes' for various Hindu gods with focus on Lord Ram and Sita.

To reach the pinnacle where the statue of Lord Ram and Sita will be located, devotees will have to go through five separate levels. Also, there would be a temple for Lord Shiva and Parvati that would house the world's largest 'Shiva Linga', the former IPS-turned-religious leader said.

It will take 7-8 years to complete the temple with an estimated cost of Rs. 300 crore, Kunal said.

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