In 2014, under the direct auspices of living incarnation, Paramahamsa Nithyananda, construction began at the existing Nithyanandeshwara Temple at Bidadi ashram, for building the world’s largest Shiva temple, which is the first golden temple built for Lord Shiva in the modern era. The temple is being constructed as per the Agama Shastras, the perfect scriptures directly mandated by Lord Shiva. The large majestic temple embodying the Divinity will become the pilgrimage destination (dham) for billions on the planet fulfilling their divine faiths and earthly aspirations. Its sacred energy-field (ksetra) will bring and bless mankind to directly connect, commune and experience Divine through worship, devotion, meditation and ritual ceremonies that will proclaim the accession of the Vedic era.
“It is the first golden temple for Mahadeva, Shiva. Mahadeva had golden temples earlier. The Tanjore (Brihadishwara temple) was a golden temple. Unfortunately, during the invasions, the gold was stripped off. This will be the first golden temple for Mahadeva in the modern era.
The main parts of the temple will be gold coated – the garbha griha (inner sanctum of main deity), mukha mandap (pillared hall in front of sanctum), ardha mandap (connecting the previous 2 areas), maha mandap (tallest, largest hall), vasantha mandap (festival hall) and so on…”
– Paramahamsa Nithyananda