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Bihaar Temple - the largest temple

The first largest temple of India was the Akshar Dhaam or Swaamee Naaraayan temple, in New Delhi. It is built on 100 acre land, but now an other temple is being in process to be built as the largest temple.

The world's largest Hindu Temple is to come up in Bihaar - a news on Mar 4, 2012
Patnaa : Replicating the world's largest Hindu Temple in Combodia's Angkor Wat, the Bihar Mahavir Mandir Trust (BMMT) on Sunday said that they will build a bigger temple than it in Bihaar's Vaishaalee district.

To be built at a cost of Rs 100 crore (1,000,000,000 - 1 billion Rupees), the five-storied and 222-feet tall temple will come up at a sprawling campus spread over 15 acres land at a place near Ismailpur village on Haajeepur-Bidupur road, which will be christened as Angkor Nagar. Land worth around Rs 30 crore (300,000,000 - 300 million Rupees) has already been acquired for this purpose from locals.

The proposed temple will be named as 'Viraat Angkor Wat Ram Mandir' and it will house the statues of Raadhaa-Krishn, Shiv-Paarvatee, Ganesh, Soorya, Vishnu and ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu. It will take upt o five years to construct the temple and another five years to give the final finishing touches to it.

They have selected this specific site for construction of the world's largest Hindu Temple, because the place has mythological significance, as it was said, that the deities Raam, Lakshman and Vishwaamitra had set their foot on the village and were welcomed by the King Sumati of the Vaishaalee kingdom.

The Bhoomi Poojan (worship of the land) for the proposed temple was held on the March 5, 2012. The Temple is being constructed to mark the centenary celebrations of the BMMTs.

The Angkor Wat Temple was built in Cambodia in the 12th century during the rule of the then Cambodian king Sooryavarman (1141-1152 AD).



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Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/05
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