Mayapur, the headquarter of ISKCON, in Nadia district of West Bengal is ready to gain the fame of having the world’s largest Krishna Temple. Aimed to be completed by 2022, the Temple of Vedic Planetarium is located in Mayapur, which is 130 km from Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal. The shrine will be decorated with massive chandeliers and modern technology will be used to broadcast puja sessions live worldwide.
The height of the temple is 350 feet, the diameter of the dome is 177 meters and is spread over 6 million square feet. Some reports say that the construction massive temple was started two decades ago and more than two crore kilograms of cement has been consumed for it. It will have one lakh square feet of every floor and its largest dome in the world makes it even more beautiful.
The unique temple has a total of 7 floors. There is a utility floor, priest floor, temple floor and museum floors after that. The special thing is that the priest floor is spread over 2.5 acres. Making it the largest priest floor in the world, where the priest does the preparations of worshipping God. Reportedly, a floor will have the capacity to accommodate around 10,000 devotees at a time with enough space for them to dance, sing and pray in front of the idol of Lord Krishna as it ritually happens at ISKCON temples.
The aim behind constructing this temple is to spread Vedic culture across the world through a materialised scientific and authoritative platform on the lines of Vedic knowledge.