“Though there is no dearth of temples here, devotees of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) have decided to set up an iconic temple that would put the holy land of Radha Rani on the world map,” Head of Communication and Public Relations of the proposed temple Bharat Dasa said. Conceived by ISCKON Bangalore, the temple will be home to several festivals like rath yatra, palanquin festival, forest, swings and boat festivals said to be among the favorite pastimes of Krishna.
An architectural marvel, the temple will uniquely blend Nagara style with the elements of modern architecture.
Ancient texts have spelled out that Krishna engaged in his favourite pastimes in the forests of Braj, therefore verdant forests have been recreated around the temple, over a canvas of thirty acres. The foundation stone laying ceremony of Chandrodaya temple in Mathura district was done on March 16, on the eve of the auspicious occasion of Holi by U.P. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Center Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajeev Shukh. The project will cost more than Rs. 3,000 million. (PTI)