Vishwa Vinayak Mandir in Rhencock, Sikkim is going to be inaugurated on October 3. This temple project was the brainchild of CM Pawan Chamling and is devoted to Lord Ganesha. After opening, it will be the first-of-a-kind temple in North India. It was inspired by the famed Siddhi Vinayak temple of Mumbai.
The project which began in 2008, will be a four-storey structure built over an area of 2.65 acres. Hectic preparations are underway to complete the structure in time for the opening. 200 workers are working round the clock to finish the same. The temple will have a rare 12-feet Ganesha statue. It was informed that 51 variants of Ganesha statues have been installed on the walls of the temple.
The temple complex also has a series of statues and objects depicting Samudra Manthan, a Hanuman Mandir based on Ramayana, a Shivling, nine realms or galaxy, the emphasis of solar eclipse, in Hindu mythology among others. Statues have also been imported from Thailand. It aims to draw in more tourists by promoting it as a spiritual and tourism landmark.