East Champaran, May 22 (ANI): In a bid to spread the message of friendship and communal harmony, members of Muslim community in Bihar donated land to build the world’s largest Hindu temple.
The construction of the temple will start in June later this year in Janki Nagar area in East Champaran district, 150 kilometers from the capital Patna.
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The temple, proposed to be 2,500 feet long, 1,296 feet wide and 379 feet high, will have a capacity to seat 20,000 people and will cost over rupees 500 crore (USD 78.62 million).
The temple will also be earthquake-resistant. The contribution by Muslims in building the temple has been widely appreciated by the Hindu community in the area. The temple will be taller than the renowned 12th century Angkor Wat complex in Cambodia. The complex in Bihar will comprise of 18 temples with high spires and the temple of destruction Lord Shiva will have the world’s largest Shivling in the world.
The temple was reportedly proposed to be named ‘Virat Angkor Wat Ram Mandir’ but is likely to be changed following objections from Cambodians.
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