Norwegian diplomat shares photo of world's largest temple; take a look
Norwegian diplomat shares photo of world's largest temple, Krishna Consciousness
The International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKON) which is known for building a number of temples across the country, is now all set to open the ‘world’s largest temple’ in West Bengal’s Mayapur district. The monument which will be called the ‘Temple of Vedic Planetarium’ will also serve as ISKCON’s headquarters and is expected to open by mid-2023. Notably, the temple’s construction started in 2010 with a budget of $100 million and was expected to be completed by 2016. However, it got delayed by a couple of years due to a number of reasons including the COVID-19 pandemic. As stated by the temple authorities, the monument will be a ‘one of a kind’ building that will help to showcase the entire Vedic cosmology in an interactive way to help the visitors understand the Vedic cosmos and other stories of the Puranas.
Taking to Twitter, Erik Solheim, President Green Belt and Road Institute and Norwegian diplomat, also shared a stunning picture of the temple with words of praise. “Incredible India! ISKCON’s Temple of The Vedic Planetarium in Mayapur, West Bengal will be the largest Temple in the World,” he wrote.