Stairway to Heaven: Huge 700ft high Hindu temple in India
- The temple will be built using earthquake-proof materials and will rise up to 70 storeys high in the shape of a rocket ship.
- A capsule elevator will be able to take visitors up to a viewing deck and the journey will tell the story of the universe, laid out in Vedic literature, though light and sound.
- At 700 feet tall, the temple will become the tallest religious building in the world, towering over the likes of
SagardaFamilia in Barcelona at 558 feet, Ulm Minister in Germany at 530 feet and St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican at 437 feet.
- It will also be almost double the height of St Paul’s Cathedral in London, which stands at 365 feet.
The Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, which is currently under construction at Vrindavan in the Uttar Pradesh region, will stand at 700 feet (210 metres) tall and will have 70 floors. The building, due for completion in 2022, has been dedicated to Hindu deity Lord Sri Krishna and designed to blend traditional Indian ‘Nagra’ temple architecture with modern aesthetics.
Work is underway to build the world’s tallest religious building in India that will come complete with a theme park. With its indoor theme park and helipad, this building might seem more like it would belong in Las Vegas, but this towering Hindu temple is set to become the world’s tallest religious skyscraper.