Development is in progress on a 700-foot-tall Hindu temple in Uttar Pradesh, India that, upon completion, will be the world’s tallest religious architecture.
Planned by Indian firm InGenious Studio, the structure (named “Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir”) will outperform the ‘ulm Minster’ in Germany, the current tallest church at 530 feet.
The earthquake-resistant structure will rise 70 layered storeys and cover an area bigger than St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, and will house an assortment of religious and cultural facilities – and also an amusement stop loaded with attractions.
“Attractions planned in the theme park would be like park rides, animatronics, light, sound and special effects as well as the Vraja Mandal parikrama shows and laser shows,” project director Narasimha Das.
The temple will be committed to Hindu divinity Lord Sri Krishna, who scripture states grew up in Vrindavan (the area where the sanctuary is found). It will be encompassed by extra social and private facilities, set into a 30-acre forested area.
Current work is focused on the building’s 180-foot-deep foundation, which will contain 511 sections.
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