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700ft high Hindu temple in India will be the world's tallest religious building





  • New 700 feet Hindu temple is being built in Uttar Pradesh in northern India
  • When completed in 2019, it will become world's tallest religious building
  • As well as the tall tower, the complex will also have theme park with rides
  • Once built, the complex will be dedicated to Hindu deity Lord Sri Krishna

By Jennifer Newton for MailOnline

Published: 04:16 EST, 28 November 2016 | Updated: 04:47 EST, 28 November 2016

An artist's impression of how Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir in India will look when it is completed in 2019  An artist's impression of how Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir in India will look when it is completed in 2019 

An artist's impression of how Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir in India will look when it is completed in 2019 

Work is underway to build the world's tallest religious building in India that will come complete with a theme park.

Construction is taking place in Uttar Pradesh to build a 700ft high Hindu temple, which will be called Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir.

The temple will be built using earthquake-proof materials and will rise up to 70 storeys high in the shape of a rocket ship.

A capsule elevator will be able to take visitors up to a viewing deck and the journey will tell the story of the universe, laid out in Vedic literature, though light and sound.

At 700 feet tall, the temple will become the tallest religious building in the world, towering over the likes of Sagarda Familia in Barcelona at 558 feet, Ulm Minister in Germant at 530 feet and St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican at 437 feet.

It will also be almost double the height of St Paul's Cathedral in London, which stands at 365 feet.

However, it will still be dwarfed by the world's tallest buildings including the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, One World Trade Centre in New York and the Shard in London.

And as well as the temple, the complex when finished will include theme park rides for the International Society of Krishna Consciousness as well as houses and apartments.

The project to build the tower is being undertaken by Indian practice InGenious Studio and structural consultant Thornton Tomasetti.

Narasimha Das, director of the project told the Spaces architecture website: 'Attractions planned in the theme park would be like park rides, animatronics, light, sound and special effects as well as the Vraja Mandal parikrama shows and laser shows.

At the moment, workers at the site are laying the foundations for the planned 700ft high temple At the moment, workers at the site are laying the foundations for the planned 700ft high temple

At the moment, workers at the site are laying the foundations for the planned 700ft high temple

The tower starts to go up. The building work began after contractors first dug 55 metre-deep foundations  The tower starts to go up. The building work began after contractors first dug 55 metre-deep foundations 

The tower starts to go up. The building work began after contractors first dug 55 metre-deep foundations 

'Right now, work is concentrated on the building’s 55 metre-deep foundations. ‘[These] will have 511 columns, which will be completed by March next year.'

Once completed in 2019, the temple will then be dedicated to Hindu God Lord Sri Krishna, who is said to have grown up in the area around the temple.

Hindu's see him as they central figure to their faith and believe he is a direct descendant of God.

HOW VRINDAVAN CHANDRODAYA MANDIR WILL COMPARE

The new Hindu temple will dwarf the likes of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona and St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, pictured  The new Hindu temple will dwarf the likes of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona and St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, pictured 

The new Hindu temple will dwarf the likes of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona and St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, pictured 

Burj Khalifa, Dubai - 2,720 ft 

One World Trade Centre, New York - 1,790ft 

The Shard, London - 1,004 ft

Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, Uttar Pradesh - 700ft when completed

Sagrada Familia cathedral, Barcelona - 558ft

Ulm Minster, Germany - 530ft

St Peters Basilica, The Vatican - 437ft

St Pauls Cathedral, London - 365 ft

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