Phase-I to be ready by Jan next
First phase of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) golden temple construction at Changheeskhanpet near Kondaveedu in Guntur district is expected to be completed by January next year.
Guntur: First phase of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) golden temple construction at Changheeskhanpet near Kondaveedu in Guntur district is expected to be completed by January next year.
- The construction works expected to cost Rs 100 crore
- ISKCON to set up a Vedic University, Ayurvedic Hospital and Cow Research Centre
- Out of the planned 108 mandapams, 100 have already been built with pre-fabricated Rajasthan pink marbles
The ISKCON is constructing the first phase of golden temple at a cost of Rs 100 crore in 80 acres near Kondaveedu. So far, it has constructed 100 mandapams out of 108 mandapams in the temple premises. Mandapams are being constructed with pre-fabricated Rajasthan pink marbles to attract the visitors.
Thesis of Bhagavatgeeta will be explained with Sri Krishna idols which will be kept in the mandapams. If first phase of the temple is construction is completed, it will attract more international and national tourists. While, the State government is developing historical Kondaveedu Fort, ISKCON is constructing the golden temple complex in the district.
Sources in the ISKCON informed that a Vedic Expo with pictures will be set around the temple to explain reasons for good and bad in the life. It will be explained with robotics. 'Bhagavatha Leelalu' will be explained. Higher planetary system
(Swargam), lower planetary system (Narakam) and punishments in the human life for each sin will be explained through diagrams. Two to three 2D theatres will be constructed to explain morals to the youth. Significance of combined family system and need to protect ancient culture, will be explained.
The ISKCON will set up a Cow Research Centre to explain significance of cow to the people. Cow dung and cow urine are being used in 68 medicines. ISKCON South India president Satya Gopinath Das who is supervising ISKCON temple complex in Guntur district said,
"First phase of ISKCON temple construction will be completed by January next. We have taken steps to complete the work within the stipulated time. We have already constructed 100 mandapams. We will set up a Vedic University, Ayurvedic Hospital and Cow Research Centre. Cow urine is being used in the Ayurvedic medicines. Cow dung is having anti-biotic values.”