Vrindavan Temple: You need to know about this 70-storey temple

Vrindavan is soon going to get a 70-acre temple that will also offer various facilities and amenities for the travellers. Here's all you need to know about it.

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After Uttar Pradesh witnessed a massive religious boom due to the consecration ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, it is now time for Vrindavan to follow suit. The proposed 70-storey skyscraper temple, known as the 'Vrindavan Heritage Tower' or 'Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir,' aims to welcome both devotees and tourists.



The temple is being constructed at a cost of $80 million (₹668.64 crore) and is considered to be one of the largest temples dedicated to Krishna. Additionally, it will feature one of the biggest parking facilities, including multi-level parking capable of accommodating 3,000 cars at a time, and the tower will stand 210 meters high.

The Vrindavan Heritage Tower will be an octagonal structure comprising north, south, east, and west wings. Among these, one will serve as the memorial of Srila Prabhupada on the fourth site.

According to reports, the temple complex will include comfortable accommodation facilities and other amenities. Experts believe that by integrating culture and development, the project is likely to accelerate socio-economic development in the entire Braj region, benefiting the local population.

Currently, Vrindavan receives 20 million tourists annually. However, the Uttar Pradesh government's tourism department predicts that within the next six to ten years, this number will increase fivefold to 100 million, with the temple playing a significant role in this growth.

In recent years, the rise of religious sites has contributed to increased tourism in the region, and upcoming projects like this are expected to further boost tourism in the Indian subcontinent. However, whether these religiously-oriented developments could potentially blur the lines between India's religious and secular identity remains to be seen.

With inputs from Times of India, Hindustan Times, Buisness Standard.



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