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Submitted by Team TOI on 10 February 2017

Work is set to start soon to build what could well be the world's largest Hindu temple in Bihar. Those behind the idea say no more hurdles are left for the construction to begin after Holi festival next year, now that the original plan was modified following objections from the Cambodian government. "We modified our original plan after Cambodia raised an objection to our Viraat Ramayan Mandir, saying it is a replica of Angkor Wat," said Acharya Kishore Kunal of the Patna-based Mahavir Mandir Trust. "We are set to start work after Holi, which will be an auspicious time," he said. A former Indian Police Service officer, Kunal said the design or architecture of the proposed temple will have nothing to do with Angkor Wat, visited by millions every year.

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