Bihar Muslims donate land to build world’s largest temple

PATNA: In a bid to promote communal harmony, Muslims in Bihar, have donated a land to help build the world’s largest Hindu temple with a capacity to seat as many as 20,000 worshippers, Indian media reported.


“Muslims have not only donated land, but have also provided land at a nominal rate for construction of the world’s largest Hindu temple,” Acharya Kishore Kumar secretary for the trust that is undertaking the project said.

“Without the help of Muslims, it would have been difficult to carry forward this dream project,” Kumar said.

The construction of the temple is likely to begin in June, a former Indian Police officer Kunal said, adding that the estimated cost of the temple is over Rs.5000 million.

Kunal lauded the efforts of Muslims for joining hands with Hindus to donate land for a pious cause.

Since the temple is located near the border of Nepal, the idea is to construct the building earthquake proof.

Earlier, Muslims have helped build a Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Durga in Gaya district of Bihar, while another temple was dedicated to God Shiva in Begusarai and Sitamarhi district.