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  1. Champaran temple construction unites religious communities in Bihar

Champaran temple construction unites religious communities in Bihar

In a bid to spread messages of friendship and communal harmony, the Muslim community here has donated land to build the world's largest Hindu temple.

By: | Champaran | Published: May 21, 2015 7:00 PM

In a bid to spread messages of friendship and communal harmony, the Muslim community here has donated land to build the world’s largest Hindu temple.

“The world’s largest temple is being built and our land was in the way. If we don’t give our land, then there will be a lot of problems, the temple cannot be built. That’s why I have donated my land,” said a donator, Zain-Ul-Haq Khan.

The construction of the temple will start in June in the Janki Nagar area of East Champaran District, 150 kilometers from Patna.

The temple, proposed to be 2,500 feet long, 1,296 feet wide and 379 feet high, will have a capacity to seat 20,000 people and will cost over Rs. 500 crore. The temple will also be earthquake-resistant.

The contribution by Muslims has been widely appreciated by the Hindu community of the area.

The temple will be taller than the renowned 12th century Angkor Wat complex in Cambodia.

The complex in Bihar will comprise of 18 temples with high spires. One of the temples dedicated to Lord Shiva is expected to have the world’s largest ‘Shivling’. (ANI)

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