World's tallest temple being built in India

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A temple being built in India is set to become the tallest religious structure in the world, notes CNN.

Called Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, its central grand temple is designed to rise nearly 700-feet high, making it taller than Germany's Ulm Minster.

According to a website about the project, the grounds will also house a Krishna Heritage Museum and Krishna Heritage Study Center in addition to other temples, event spaces, and exhibits.

The area will notably be surrounded by 12 forests which have been designed to incorporate natural elements like fruit trees and flowers as a further reflection of Krishna.

The foundation's 511 columns are expected to be finished by March 2017.

According to CNN, "Indian practice InGenious Studio and structural consultant Thornton Tomasetti have designed the temple-cum-cultural center."

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Ancient temples damaged by Myanmar quake
A general view of the damaged ancient Tayoke Pyay Temple on August 26, 2016, after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Bagan. A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Myanmar on August 24, killing at least three people and damaging nearly 200 pagodas in the famous ancient capital of Bagan, officials said. The quake, which the US Geological Survey said hit at a depth of 84 kilometres (52 miles), was also felt across neighbouring Thailand, India and Bangladesh, sending panicked residents rushing onto the streets. / AFP / YE AUNG THU (Photo credit should read YE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - The ancient Sulamuni temple is seen shrouded in dust as a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Bagan on August 24, 2016. A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Myanmar on August 24, killing at least one person and damaging pagodas in the ancient city of Bagan, officials said. The quake, which the US Geological Survey said hit at a depth of 84 kilometres (52 miles), was also felt across neighbouring Thailand, India and Bangladesh, sending panicked residents rushing onto the streets. / AFP / SOE MOE AUNG / (Photo credit should read SOE MOE AUNG/AFP/Getty Images)
BAGAN, MYANMAR - AUGUST 25 : A general view of Dhammayangyi temple after earthquake in ancient Bagan city, Myanmar on August 25, 2016. The magnitude 6.8 earthquake that rocked central Myanmar has left at least four people dead and more than 200 ancient temples and pagodas damaged, government officials said Thursday. (Photo by Kyaw Kyaw/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Collapsed walls are seen surrounding the ancient pagoda of Sulamani after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Bagan, on August 25, 2016. A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Myanmar on August 24, killing at least three people and damaging nearly 200 pagodas in the famous ancient capital of Bagan, officials said. The quake, which the US Geological Survey said hit at a depth of 84 kilometres (52 miles), was also felt across neighbouring Thailand, India and Bangladesh, sending panicked residents rushing onto the streets. / AFP / YE AUNG THU (Photo credit should read YE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images)
Collapsed walls are seen surrounding the ancient pagoda of Sulamani after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Bagan, on August 25, 2016. A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Myanmar on August 24, killing at least three people and damaging nearly 200 pagodas in the famous ancient capital of Bagan, officials said. The quake, which the US Geological Survey said hit at a depth of 84 kilometres (52 miles), was also felt across neighbouring Thailand, India and Bangladesh, sending panicked residents rushing onto the streets. / AFP / YE AUNG THU (Photo credit should read YE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images)
The damaged ancient Myauk Guni Temple is seen, after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Bagan, on August 25, 2016. A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Myanmar on August 24, killing at least three person and damaging pagodas in the ancient city of Bagan, officials said. The quake, which the US Geological Survey said hit at a depth of 84 kilometres (52 miles), was also felt across neighbouring Thailand, India and Bangladesh, sending panicked residents rushing onto the streets. / AFP / YE AUNG THU (Photo credit should read YE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images)
BAGAN, MYANMAR - AUGUST 25 : Myanmar military staff and a police officer collect the pieces of bricks of Dhammayangyi temple after earthquake in ancient Bagan city, Myanmar on August 25, 2016. The magnitude 6.8 earthquake that rocked central Myanmar has left at least four people dead and more than 200 ancient temples and pagodas damaged, government officials said Thursday. (Photo by Kyaw Kyaw/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Military personnel stand as they clear debris at a temple that was damaged by a strong earthquake in Bagan, Myanmar, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. Using brooms and their hands soldiers and residents of the ancient Myanmar city famous for it's historic Buddhist pagodas, began cleaning up the debris from a powerful earthquake that shook the region and damaged nearly 200 temples Wednesday. (AP Photo/Hkun Lat)
BAGAN, MYANMAR - AUGUST 25 : A general view of Dhammayangyi temple after earthquake in ancient Bagan city, Myanmar on August 25, 2016. The magnitude 6.8 earthquake that rocked central Myanmar has left at least four people dead and more than 200 ancient temples and pagodas damaged, government officials said Thursday. (Photo by Kyaw Kyaw/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Military personnel clear debris at a temple that was damaged by a strong earthquake in Bagan, Myanmar, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. Using brooms and their hands soldiers and residents of the ancient Myanmar city famous for it's historic Buddhist pagodas, began cleaning up the debris from a powerful earthquake that shook the region and damaged nearly 200 temples Wednesday. (AP Photo/Hkun Lat)
A man collect the pieces of mural painting scattered on the floor at the damaged, ancient Htilominlo Temple on August 25, 2016, after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Bagan. A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Myanmar on August 24, killing at least three people and damaging nearly 200 pagodas in the famous ancient capital of Bagan, officials said. The quake, which the US Geological Survey said hit at a depth of 84 kilometres (52 miles), was also felt across neighbouring Thailand, India and Bangladesh, sending panicked residents rushing onto the streets. / AFP / YE AUNG THU (Photo credit should read YE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images)
Collapsed walls surround an ancient pagoda after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Bagan on August 24, 2016. A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Myanmar on August 24, killing at least one person and damaging pagodas in the ancient city of Bagan, officials said. The quake, which the US Geological Survey said hit at a depth of 84 kilometres (52 miles), was also felt across neighbouring Thailand, India and Bangladesh, sending panicked residents rushing onto the streets. / AFP / SOE MOE AUNG (Photo credit should read SOE MOE AUNG/AFP/Getty Images)
Myanmar military staff sweep the ground at the damaged, ancient Htilominlo Temple on August 25, 2016, after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Bagan. A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Myanmar on August 24, killing at least three people and damaging nearly 200 pagodas in the famous ancient capital of Bagan, officials said. The quake, which the US Geological Survey said hit at a depth of 84 kilometres (52 miles), was also felt across neighbouring Thailand, India and Bangladesh, sending panicked residents rushing onto the streets. / AFP / YE AUNG THU (Photo credit should read YE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images)
Military personnel clear debris at a temple that was damaged by a strong earthquake in Bagan, Myanmar, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. Using brooms and their hands soldiers and residents of the ancient Myanmar city famous for it's historic Buddhist pagodas, began cleaning up the debris from a powerful earthquake that shook the region and damaged nearly 200 temples Wednesday. (AP Photo/Min Kyi Thein)
The damaged ancient Myauk Guni Temple is pictured, after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Bagan, on August 25, 2016. A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Myanmar on August 24, killing at least three person and damaging pagodas in the ancient city of Bagan, officials said. The quake, which the US Geological Survey said hit at a depth of 84 kilometres (52 miles), was also felt across neighbouring Thailand, India and Bangladesh, sending panicked residents rushing onto the streets. / AFP / YE AUNG THU (Photo credit should read YE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images)
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