World ‘tallest’ Hindu temple innaugrated by Nitish Kumar

World tallest Hindu Temple

PATNA: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for a massive Hindu temple that was promptly claimed to be the tallest such structure in the world measuring 2,800 feet high and set on 200 acres of land in Keshariya, in East Champaran district, around 120 km from the state capital.

Nitish Kumar said no dispute could be resolved by suppressing any community. Society can strengthen only through communal and religious harmony, he said. He said he asked Mahavir temple trust secretary Kishore Kunal to scrap the building plan on the lines of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat after the Cambodian government protested. The idea was changed to have a Virat Ramayan temple, he said.

The temple’s design has been prepared by an architect from Ahmedabad, Piyush Sonkar, Kunal said, and would cost an estimated Rs 350 crore, to be collected through donations.

 Source: Times Of India