Perth, Australia, will soon be home to the world’s tallest Ram temple, measuring around 721 feet tall. The ShriRam Vedic and Cultural Trust is spearheading the project, which is anticipated to cost roughly ₹ 600 crore and span across 150 acres.
Dr Harendra Rana, the Trust’s deputy chairman, indicated that the initiative goes beyond the traditional definition of a temple. The International ShriRam Vedic And Cultural Union (ISVACU), which is directing the project, envisions the temple as a diverse centre for cultural, spiritual, and communal activity.
The temple complex, accessible via River Road, would have stunning features such as a candle porch, Chitrakoot Vatika and Panchvati Vatika gardens, and a projected Ram Niwas hotel.
Cultural venues such as Sita Rasoi Restaurant, Ramayana Sadan Library, and Tulsidas Hall will contribute to the overall design.
The temple will have spiritual areas such as a yoga court, meditation court, Veda study centre, research centre, and museum. Some technical components will be included within the temple, such as the technology garden.
The Trust stated that environmental sustainability is set to take the centre stage through the incorporation of a bio-sewage treatment facility and a solar power plant which will provide a “zero carbon footprint”.
Aside from its significance as a spiritual focus, the temple complex will be a lively cultural hub. ISVACU intends to conduct cultural concerts, festivals, and holistic well-being activities to promote community involvement and inclusiveness.
Meanwhile, preparations for the Ram Temple’s opening are in full swing in Ayodhya. While the major event is set for January 22, weeklong practices began on January 16. Champat Rai, general secretary of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, has stated that the temple would be open for darshan beginning January 23.
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