Bihar is set to glorify by constructing the ancient heritage temple of Angkor Wat at Vaishali. Bihar Mahavir Mandir Trust, which runs the famed Mahavir temple and several other institute, said they will built the world's largest Hindu temple, which will a replica of Angkor Wat in Vaishali district, adjoining Patna.
It will come up near Ismailpur at an area of 15 acre, the land has been already purchased from the locals in 30 crores. The temple will have 5 stories and a height of 222 feet, making it the World's largest Hindu temple. The total cost is estimated to be around 100 crore rupees. It will be known as Virat Angkor Wat Ram Mandir and it will house the statues of Radha-Krishna, Shiva-Parvati, Ganesh, Surya, Vishnu and the ten incarnation of Vishnu. The estimated time for accomplishment has been put 10 years, which includes 5 years of constructing the temple and rest giving it finishing touches. The Bhumi-pujan is scheduled tomorrow i.e. 5th March.
The proposed place is considered to have references in Ramayana and is considered holy. It will be re named as Angkor Nagar.
Angkor Wat Temple: Angkor Wat is a temple complex at Angkor, Cambodia, built by King Suryavarman II in the early 12th Century as his state temple and capital city. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, one of the supreme deity of Hinduism. The temple was discovered in 1860, covered under massive growth of forest. Since then major renovation works has been undertaken to restore the temple. It is a World Heritage Site and a very famous tourist spot in Cambodia.