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Grand Iskcon temple to be ‘capital’ attraction

HYDERABAD

If Iskcon has its way, a huge temple constructed in a unique design could end up as the star attraction of the new capital of Andhra Pradesh. The Hare Krishna Movement (HKM) of Iskcon has proposed the temple on about 50 acres on the banks of river Krishna and according to sources, chief minister Chandrababu Naidu is not averse to clearing the mega project.

The HKM is a breakaway faction of Iskcon headquartered in Bengaluru. According to sources, it has a large number of donors from AP, including NRIs, and the proposal to construct a grand temple in the new state capital was mooted by them.

As per the proposal that has already reached Naidu’s desk, the HKM will construct a huge temple with innovative designs and among other things, the premises will host a large kitchen that can cater to the midday meal scheme for over one lakh people.

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