Britain has established Europe’s largest temple in the west central English town of Tividale, near Birmingham. This 57.3 crore temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara (BalaJi) and based on the famous Tirupati-Tirumala temple in India.
It has opened for public from Wednesday and fifteen Indian priests are performing the rituals to consecrate the place of worship for five days that will end with an installation of 3.6-meter long statue of Lord Krishna.
The idea of the temple was conceived in the 1970s and the place of the temple was acquired only in 1987. During five days more than 10,000 devotees are expected to visit the site, with most due at the weekend.
Here are some pictures of the temple–