‘Virat Angkor Wat Ram Mandir’: World’s largest Hindu temple to come up in Bihar

In Bihar’s Vaishali district ‘bhumi-pujan’ (foundation laying) was done for what would become the largest Hindu temple in the World. Rs.100 Crore is expected to be the cost of the Temple. It would be a recreation of the world-famous Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia. It will be 5-storied and 222-feet tall temple and it will be the tallest structure of its kind in the world. The proposed temple will be named ‘Virat Angkor Wat Ram Mandir‘. In the Temple will be housed the idols of Radha-Krishna, Shiva-Parvati, Ganesh, Surya, Vishnu and the ‘Dashavataram’, the 10 incarnations of Vishnu. The Temple will take around 5 years to construct and another 5 to give to give the the final finishing to it.

Historical/Mythological Significance:

  • The site of the proposed Temple has mythological importance as Ram, Lakshman and Vishvamitra had set foot on the site and were welcomed by the King Sumati of the Vaishali kingdom.
  • The Angkor Wat temple was built in Cambodia in the 12th century during the rule of the then Cambodian king Suryavarman (1141-1152 AD). It is a listed UNESCO-World heritage site.

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