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Tirupati to have the Biggest ISKCON Temple in India

Tirupati, the abode of Lord Venkateshwara, will now be home to the largest ISKCON (International Society of Krishna Conscience) temple in India. The temple is located on Hare-Krishna marg near Alipiri.

The three-storeyed Lotus Temple of Radha Govindji has already caught the attention of believers due to its unique structure. The temple sits on a petal of lotus and is a perfect amalgamation of South Indian and North Indian architecture. The temple has idols of Radha Govindji, Ashta Sakhis and Guruji.

Indian Express reports
The first floor has an exhibition hall, dioramas of the Lord’s different incarnations and several mythological episodes. The second floor has an auditorium and an audio-visual studio and the temple is located on the third floor, which is a grand hall with sculpted pillars.

Apart from this the temple has a modern guest house and a restaurant.

Around 25 million rupees was spent on the temple. Personally, I feel spending that much money is worthless. The same amount of money, if invested in some small scale industry would have given livelihood to hundreds of people and the wealth would have appreciated over a period of time. Tirupati and surrounding areas have a large population who struggle for their daily bread.