Ground-breaking of the Ramayan Temple on June 21

Typography

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.

BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS

In case you missed it

Scandals in Bihar Education are Old; Role of Media is New

Jun 24, 2016
Cheating in Bihar exams.
Right after the Indian Independence (1947), the standard of education…

Ex-BSEB Chief Admits Receiving Large Sum of Money from Education Mafia

Jun 24, 2016
Former Chairperson of Bihar School Examination Board Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh visiting exam centers in Patna to insure students were not engaging in unfair means (file photo).
Patna: In the ongoing drama of the corruption in the Bihar School…

BJP Dares Tejaswi Yadav to Order Arrest of Praveen Togadia

Jun 24, 2016
BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi in Patna.
Patna: Irate Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Patna on…

Police Denies Woman in Motihari was Gang-raped

Jun 24, 2016
Bihar ADGP Sunil Kumar (file photo).
Patna: After day-long drama in the media of a 21-year old woman…

Young Professionals, Stress, and Yoga

Jun 22, 2016
Yoga
Generally speaking, the young professionals, whether they are in jobs…

Lalkeshwar, his Wife Sent to Beur Jail under Judicial Custody

Jun 21, 2016
ToppersGate kingpin Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh and his wife brought from Varanasi and sent to Beur Jail under judicial custody on Tuesday.
Patna: The disgraced ex-Chairperson of the Bihar School Examination…