Vrindavan 2014.07.30 (Business Standard): The 70-storey temple, being built in Vrindavan and billed to be the tallest shrine in the world, will have a heritage museum showcasing the rich heritage of Lord Krishna.
Vrindavan Chandroday Mandir will have a Bhagavad Gita Expo with Krishna Heritage Museum showcasing the rich heritage and artistic celebration of Lord Krishna in diverse cultures, Swami Yudhisthir Krishna Das of International Society for Krishana Consciousness (ISKCON), Bangalore, said at a press conference here.
He said, “The best landscape designers of the world will recreate the twelve forests of Brij with varieties of lush-green vegetation, fruit-bearing trees, flower-laden creepers, clear water lakes and waterfalls, all recreated from descriptions in the Bhagavad Gita and other books on Lord Krishna to transport the visitors to his times in Vrindavan.”
The forests will be spread over an area of 26 acres. Apart from the temple, there will be a ‘Krishna Lila Theme Park’.
Also, there will be a capsule elevator that will rise from the temple core and take visitors thorough different planetary systems in the universe as described in the Veda in a sound and light show.
He said the piling work for the temple will begin on August 18.
The temple will be located on Vrindavan-Chhatikra Road near the Akshay Patra complex. It is being built by devotees of Lord Krishna and followers of the late Swami Pradhupada, founder of ISKCON.
The project was first conceived by devotees of ISKCON Bangalore. On March 16 of this year, Akhilesh Yadav, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and other dignitaries came to inaugurate the temple The Hindu).