108 mini temples coming up

THE HANS INDIA |   May 27,2016 , 03:59 AM IST
   


Mini temples under construction on the premises of Iskcon temple at Changheeskhanpet near Kondaveedu in Guntur district
Mini temples under construction on the premises of Iskcon temple at Changheeskhanpet near Kondaveedu in Guntur district
Mini temples under construction on the premises of Iskcon temple at Changheeskhanpet near Kondaveedu in Guntur district

Amaravati: International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon) is constructing 108 mini temples (mandirams) at the upcoming Golden temple premises at Changheeskhanpet near Kondaveedu in Guntur district. These mini temples will depict various phases in the life of Lord Krishna like ‘Kali Mardanam’, ‘Godavardhanagiri’, ‘Geethopadesam’ and others. 

  • The mini temples will depict various phases of the life of Lord Krishna
  • First phase of construction to be completed in two years 
  • Two audio-visual theatres being set up to disseminate Vedic knowledge
  • A show using robots is being mooted to drive home the impact of good and bad deeds
The Iskcon started construction of Golden temple with a cost of Rs 200 crore. The phase one works which began few months ago are expected to complete within two years. It is said that the temple will be a cynosure of all eyes after the completion of construction and will attract tourists from far and wide.

The authorities are keen to use state-of-the-art technology to propagate Vedic knowledge and are constructing two audio-visual theaters in the temple complex. Apart from this, plans are afoot for a yagasala and a koneru (temple pond), which would be used to conduct ‘Teppotsavam’. A musical fountain is also set to adorn the temple complex.

Foundation works for the main temple have been completed and authorities said that they would start main construction work within a couple of weeks. The main temple will be in the shape of Swan (a mythological bird) and the presiding deity is Venna Krishna.

Speaking to The Hans India, Satya Gopinath Das chairman - south India of Iskcon said that for the first time in the country they are setting up state-of-the-art audio-visual theaters in the temple complex to disseminate Vedic knowledge. “We are also planning a robot show to explain impact of good deeds and bad deeds in the life. The entire temple would be constructed with pink stone, which is imported from Rajasthan,” he added.




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