There will be an auditorium of 5000 sq ft and an exclusive mess for followers which will be over 6000 sq ft. There will be space for cultural activities, a fun school and a game zone for children on the premises of the proposed temple. A special stone from Rajasthan and Agra will be used for sculpture purposes. The height of the Radhakrishna statue for the temple will be 4 feet. A renowned artist of Rajasthan is making the statue.• Bhoomipujan performed at Warud, golden image was placed in 25-feet deep pit lokmat news service
Aurangabad, Jan 16
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is making a temple near Cambridge School, the estimated cost of which is likely to be over Rs 37 crore. The temple and the project of developing a tourist centre is meant to glorify the city. The temple's construction may be done in about two years.
The land for the temple was worshipped on Wednesday. Thousands of followers of the 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna' philosophy were present for the ceremony from the state.
The proposed temple is situated at Warud village, on Jalna road, 300 meters away from the main road. Anantshesha's golden image was placed in a 25-feet deep pit. The width and length of the pit was 50 feet.
For worshipping the place before any construction begins, water from rivers such as Ganga, Yamuna, Prayag, Godavari, Saraswati, Narmada, Krushna, Shipra, Chandrabhaga and Indrayani was brought.
MP Chandrakant Khaire, Mayor Kala Oza, Sudhir Bharuka, Sitaram Agrawal, Omprakash Bagdiya, Vinod Bagadiya, Ramesh Laddha, Dipak Jhunjhunwala, Radhesham Agrawal, Somnath Sakhare participated in the yadnya ceremony. Radhanath Swami of Isckon guided the worship ceremony. The function concluded with the distribution of sweets to the people present.
MLA Sanjay Shirsath, Santosh Madrewar, Rajesh Bharuka, Sandip Lokhande, Rajendra Nadkarni were also present.