Bihar’s Angkor Wat temple to be have largest spire too
PATNA: Besides being the world’s largest Hindu temple, the proposed Viraat Angkor Wat Ram Mandir project in Bihar’s Vaishali district would have the tallest ‘shikhar’ (spire) in the world, the Bihar Mahavir Mandir Trust (BMMT) said here today.
BMMT secretary Acharya Kishore Kunal said the temple would be made larger than what had earlier been decided.
The temple would be 360 feet long, 360 feet wide and 270 feet tall to make it the largest Hindu temple with the tallest spire in the world, he told reporters.
Combodia’s Angkor Wat temple is now the world’s largest temple.
Earlier, the proposed temple, to come up on 15 acres of land near Ismailpur on Hajipur-Bidupur road, was supposed to have the length, width and height of 222 feet each.
The decision to increase the length, width and height of the proposed temple has been done after a lot of research and consultation with architects and experts who had worked on the Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia, Kunal said.
Kunal said the proposed temple would follow the architectural design of the Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia but it would not be the exact replica because of variation in the measurement of the upcoming temple.
But, like the Angkor Wat temple, this one too would have five layers and devotees would have to walk till they reach the fifth layer where the presiding deity Lord Rama would be at a height of 72 feet, he said.