The Assam Kaziranga University

In the Kaithwalia area of East Champaran district in Bihar, a Muslim family has donated land worth Rs 2.5 crore to build the world’s largest and tallest ‘Virat Ramayan Mandir.’

The land for the construction was donated by Ishtiaq Ahmed Khan, a Guwahati-based businessman.

According to reports, Khan and his family donated 23 Katha (71 decimals) of land to the temple at the East Champaran registrar’s office.

“Majority of land (in the village) is owned by our family. I think it is my responsibility to do something for the construction of the temple. This is a tradition of our family,” said Ishtiaq Ahmed Khan, addressing the media.

Chief of the Patna-based ‘Mahavir Mandir Trust,’ Acharya Kishore Kunal said, “In the past also, Khan and his family have been open to the idea of extending help for the temple project. Khan also gave land on the main road at a subsidized rate. Inspired by him, others in the village also started giving land. So far, 100-acre land has been acquired for the Virat Ramayan Mandir.”

Acharya Kishore remarked that Khan and his family are a magnificent example of social harmony. “Without the help of Muslims, it would have been difficult to realize this dream project,” he said.

He further stated that a massive Ramayana Temple will be constructed on 125 acres of land, making it one of the world’s tallest and largest temples.

The Virat Ramayan Mandir is planned to be taller than Cambodia’s world-famous Angkor Wat complex, which stands 215 feet tall. The ‘Virat Ramayana Temple’ will be the world’s tallest structure, standing 270 feet tall, with a length of 1080 feet and a width of 540 feet.

The Assam Kaziranga University