Mumbai To Have Tirupati Balaji Temple Like Andhra Pradesh In Bandra East

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by Sanjana Shenoy
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Ancient, powerful and beautiful temples bless different regions of India. And Andhra Pradesh’s Tirupati Temple is one of the most powerful and richest temples in the country. The Dravidian architectural styled temple is visited by over 50,000 pilgrims daily. Infact, it collected ₹1 crore in its very first day of reopening after the COVID-19 induced lockdown. Tirupati devotees can soon also visit Mumbai apart from Andhra Pradesh, as a Tirupati Balaji Temple replica will come up in Bandra East.

Tirupati Temple Replica To Come Up In Mumbai

The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) trust that manages Andhra Pradesh’s Balaji Temple will construct a replica of it in Mumbai. The temple will be ₹30 crore project in Bandra East on land allotted by the former BJP-Sena Maharashtra government. Amol Kale, a board member of TTD trust stated to The Indian Express “This temple will come under Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam board which is in Andhra Pradesh. The temple will be built on similar lines of the one at Tirupati. The idol will be the same as it is in the original venue. It’s not possible for everyone to go to Tirupati and seek God Balaji’s blessings. So, the board had long ago decided to build a new temple in the city.”

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Temple To Open Up In 2 Years

Kale further stated  “We wanted to start work this year itself, but due to Covid-19, we couldn’t. Construction will now be started from next month onwards in Bandra East. It will be completed in two years. We will first have the bhoomi pooja done on January. We are hoping to open the temple to the public in two years.” Devotees can look forward to visiting this temple designed by a well-known architect Hafeez Contractor. This temple shall have nine floors. The design also includes a room for meditation, prayer, yoga and staff quarters. Until this temple gets ready, here are some of the most unusual temples in India. 

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