This evening, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will unveil the model of the Viraat Ramayan Mandir temple, 120 kilometres from the state capital of Patna in the Motihari district.
The temple is dedicated to Lord Ram and will cost Rs. 500 crore.
The temple in Bihar, when completed, will be about 400 feet high, twice that of the world\'s largest Hindu temple complex at Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
The complex in Bihar is being built over 190 acres and will run five-storeys high. 18 different temples will have idols of Lord Krishna, Shiva and others.
Officials say the temple will be funded by donations from people across the country.
The temple is being built at a site which was reportedly visited by Lord Ram and his wife Sita after they got married.
The project is being developed by the Bihar State Board of Religious Trusts, which reports to the state government and acts as the custodian of all Hindu religious structures in the state.
It is meant to be ready in five years.
Just days ago, the Bihar Chief Minister\'s political rival, Narendra Modi, laid the foundation stone for the world\'s largest statue - that of founding father Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. That project will cost xx crores.
Earlier this year, the Bihar Chief Minister ended his 17-year alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party over its decision to give Mr Modi the lead role in its campaign for the national election. Both leaders have traded acerbic charges.
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