Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir- Salient Features
A skyscraper temple-cum-heritage center - with a height of 210 meters and footprint of about 5.5 acres, surrounded by recreated forests of Braj.
Mathura and Vrindavan are important places for devotees of Krishna from all over the world. Vrindavan is especially a very revered and sacred place for the devotees of Lord Sri Krishna. In fact, the Holy Land of Vrindavan can be considered to be the spiritual capital of India.
The skyscraper temple-cum-heritage project, conceived of by the devotees of ISKCON-Bangalore, will consist of a grand temple of Lord Sri Krishna at its centre. The grand temple shall be of monumental proportions and its iconic architecture shall harmoniously combine elements of both Indian temple architecture and modern architecture. This temple is poised to become the tallest, grandest and largest religious structure in India. The temple has a footprint of about 5.5 acres and rises to a height of about 700 feet (213 metres or 70 floors). The temple is planned to be vibrant with festivals and religious activities throughout the year.
To create a good experience, there will be a beautiful park around this magnificent temple, called the ‘Outdoor Krishna Lila Park’. Spread over an area of 30 acres, this park will flourish with varieties of lush vegetation, green pastures, elegant vistas of fruit bearing trees, flower laden creepers serenaded by song birds, clear water lakes with lotuses and lilies and water falls that tumble from small artificial hillocks.
A visitor who visits this glorious park will also get an opportunity for a boat ride. In the boat ride of fifteen to twenty minutes, the visitor will also get to see the different Krishna lilas attractions in the form of dolls set up in natural surroundings in a rejuvenating ambience of sound and light effects.
The Bhagavad Gita Expo will ignite the minds and invigorate the intellect with the priceless wisdom given by Lord Krishna which forms the bedrock of the culture and the philosophy of life in India. The Krishna Heritage Museum will showcase the rich heritage and artistic celebration of Lord Sri Krishna in diverse cultures of India, practiced and perfected over thousands of years.
From the ground level, a capsule elevator will rise up through the temple core, taking visitors to the Viewing Gallery at 700 feet for a breathtaking panoramic view of Braj Mandal.
It was the desire of Srila Prabhupada, Founder Acharya of ISKCON, that the glories of Sri Krishna and Sri Vrindavana Dham be spread all over the world so that the peoples 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.
It is also our intent that the project should become the source and support for more social intervention programs in Braj:
- Akshaya Patra mid-day meal program for the economically challenged children of Braj.
- Welfare programs for the widows of Vrindavan.
- Restoration, up-gradation and rejuvenation of the important sites of Braj where Lord Sri Krishna performed His pastimes.
- Restoration of River Yamuna to her original and pristine glory.
- Goshala for demonstrating cow protection, as cows are dear to Lord Sri Krishna and an important part of the Braj heritage.