Work on the construction of Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, a grand, tall and iconic skyscraper Temple Complex of monumental proportions, for Lord Sri Krishna, His message and His land Vrindavan, has begun on Janmashtami, 18th August 2014.
The temple site is strategically located on Bhaktivedanta Swami Marg (formerly called Chatikara Road), which is the main access to Vrindavan on the Delhi-Agra Highway. All tourists and pilgrims will pass through this road and hence the Mandir complex will enjoy huge visibility and footfalls.
On the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami, Lord Krishna’s birthday, the RCC piling work has begun on the construction site. Skyscrapers of these dimensions use piles to secure the foundation to the ground. Due to the soft nature of soil, the temple skyscraper requires piles of 1.2m (4ft) diameter, going as deep as 60m - which is equivalent to 20 floors in a regular building! In comparison, the Qutub Minar is 72.5m tall. More than 500 piles are required for the temple foundation. The pile work was inaugurated in the auspicious presence of Shree Guru Sharanandaji Maharaj and Mrs Hema Malini, Member of Parliament, Mathura on Janmashtami Day, Monday 18th August 2014.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Chanchalapathi Dasa, President, Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, “This is an important milestone in the development of Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir project. On this auspicious Janmashtami day we are commencing the pile foundation work. This project is not only an architectural landmark, it is aimed to become a centre for spiritual learning and human transformation.”
The Skyscraper temple project will include Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, a Temple with a height of 210 meters (70 storeys) and footprint of about 5 acres, surrounded by the recreated forests of Braj conceived by the devotees of ISKCON-Bangalore.
In pursuance of the great desire of Srila Prabhupada (Founder-Acharya of the Hare Krishna Movement), it will will be a centre for disseminating the profound message of the Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam, delivered in a modern context so that the people of the world irrespective of caste, creed, color, nationality or gender, are freed from the sufferings of material existence and find everlasting happiness through Krishna consciousness.