On January 22, the Ayodhya Ram Mandir will have its grand opening. Several luminaries from around the globe have been invited to the Ayodhya Ram Mandir’s opening ceremony, and preparations for the event are now underway.
There are various largest temples in India and Ayodhya Ram Mandir is one among them. The main temple complex is constructed on 2.7 acres of designated land of 70 acres to the Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust. The Ayodhya Ram Mandir is a symbol of religious and cultural significance for millions of Hindus and has been a topic of discussion and debate since its inception.
So, here’s the list of 5 largest Temples in the World:
Angkor Wat (Cambodia)
Angkor Wat is located in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It is the largest religious monument in the world. Originally it was built as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu in the 12th century, but later transformed into a Buddhist temple.
The sheer size and intricate design of Angkor Wat make it a marvel of ancient architecture, covering an area of 402 acres. Its central tower reaches a height of 213 feet, making it an awe-inspiring structure that dwarfs many other temples.
BAPS Swaminarayan Akshardham (USA)
The BAPS Swaminarayan Akshardham temple stands proudly in New Jersey, USA, holding the distinction of being the largest Hindu temple worldwide. Spanning an extensive 183 acres, this architectural marvel serves as a global landmark for Hindu art and culture.
BAPS Swaminarayan Akshardham are revered as symbols of Hindu heritage, embracing spiritual and communal significance while welcoming individuals from diverse faiths and backgrounds. The temple’s construction was a collaborative effort involving approximately 12,500 volunteers, including men, women, and children.
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple (India)
The Srirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple is devoted to Maha Vishnu, the paramount deity in Vaishnavism. Frequently acknowledged as the largest operational Hindu temple globally, this sacred site is situated in Tamil Nadu.
The temple is built on 156 acres of land. The temple stands as the largest of its kind in India and ranks among the most extensive religious complexes worldwide.
Sri Lakshmi Narayani Devi Temple (India)
The Maha Kumbhabhishekam, a ritual consecration of both the temple and its principal deity, Sri Lakshmi Narayani or Maha Lakshmi—the goddess of wealth—took place on 24 August 2007. Devotees from diverse religions and backgrounds are warmly invited to visit.
Situated on a sprawling 100-acre land, the temple was erected under the auspices of the Vellore-based charitable trust, Sri Narayani Peedam. The visionary leader of this trust, known as ‘Narayani Amma’ or Sri Sakthi Amma, spearheaded the construction and spiritual endeavors associated with the temple.
Akshardham Temple, Delhi (India)
The Akshardham Temple in Delhi is a relatively modern marvel, inaugurated in 2005. Dedicated to Bhagwan Swaminarayan, this temple complex showcases a blend of traditional Indian architectural styles and modern technology.
The central monument, intricately carved with tales from Indian epics, stands at 141 feet. The temple complex covers 100 acres, making it one of the largest comprehensive temple structures in the world.