The International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) has conceived a new temple in the Hoysala architectural style, the foundation for which was laid by Vajubhai Vala, Governor, Karnataka on April 3, 2017.
The Nav Brindavan Dham, as the temple complex will be called, is estimated to cost INR 150 crore and will blend ancient architectural style with modern technology and amenities and will be a new landmark for the city, according to Rasika Shekara Dasa, Vice-president of ISKCON. The Governor said it will be the new pride of Mysuru which is already known for its heritage and stressed the importance of spirituality in one’s daily life for peace and tranquillity.
The main temple of the proposed complex will dominate the new landscape and would be almost 60 meters in height and the entire architecture has been planned and designed by CRN Architects, Chennai. Apart from featuring ancient architectural style, the project is proposed to incorporate eco-friendly practices, including zero waste management concepts, and rainwater harvesting facilities.
A light and sound show, amphitheatre for cultural activities, auditorium for classical music and dance festival, facilities for conducting seminars, lectures, and training programmes are also in the pipeline, according to the organisers.