President to lay foundation stone of tallest Krishna temple

Saturday, Nov 15, 2014,18:51 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Vrindavan tomorrow to lay the foundation stone for building Lord Krishna’s ‘Chandrodaya’ temple, which is planned to be thrice the height of 72.5 metre-high Qutub Minar.
The bhoomi pujan of the site was done by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav earlier this year and after laying of the foundation stone tomorrow by the President work for the Rs 300-crore project will start. The temple project is expected to be finished in the next five years, organisers of the project said, adding, funds had been collected from various corporate houses and devotees of Lord Krishna for it.
Mukherjee will visit Vrindavan tomorrow to attend the ‘Anantha Sthapana Puja’ at Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir. He will also visit the ‘Bankey Bihari Mandir’ on the same day before returning to Delhi, a statement issued today by Rashtrapati Bhavan said. The ‘Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir’, which is conceptualised by devotees of Bangalore-based the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), will have a height of about 210 metres.
The Bankey Bihari temple, Vrindavan is amongst the holiest and famous temples of Lord Krishna in the country. The organisers will also be attempting to re-create entire ambiance when Lord Krishna was born, besides running a visual 3D show of Krishna Leela, especially for foreign tourists.