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Business News/ News / India/  World's first 3D-printed temple to come up in Telangana

World's first 3D-printed temple to come up in Telangana

The world's first 3D-printed temple is being built in Telangana, India, using a technique that can achieve shapes impossible with conventional techniques.

Prototype of the 3D printed temple(Simpliforge/LinkedIn)Premium
Prototype of the 3D printed temple(Simpliforge/LinkedIn)

World's first 3D-printed temple is currently taking shape in Telangana. This architectural marvel is being built inside Charvitha Meadows, a gated villa community at Burugupally in Siddipet. The project is Spearheaded by Apsuja Infratech in partnership with Simpliforge Creations.

Spread across an area of 3,800 square feet, the 3D printed temple consists of three distinct sections. The temple complex features three sanctums, known as garbhas, each dedicated to a different deity. The first garbha represents a modak, symbolizing Lord Ganesha, the remover of obstacles. The second garbha is a Shivalay, a square abode devoted to Lord Shankar, and the third garbha takes the form of a lotus, serving as a home for Goddess Parvati, informed Apsuja Infratech's Managing Director, Hari Krishna Jeedipalli.

The concept and design were developed and evaluated by Prof K V L Subramaniam and his research group from the civil engineering department of IIT Hyderabad. After undergoing load testing and evaluation for functional use, it is now being used as pedestrian bridge in the garden around the temple," said Dhruv Gandhi, CEO of Simpliforge Creations. ncidentally in March, Simpliforge Creations had together with Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad built India’s first prototype bridge in a little under two hours.

The temple project is progressing steadily, with the completion of the modak and Shivalay sections. The team is now focused on constructing the intricate lotus structure and the towering spires, known as gopurams. 

Despite its complexity, the dome-shaped modak was successfully printed within a span of 10 days, taking only six hours of printing time. 

 "We are hoping that what we learned from the 'modak' will let us finish the 'lotus' earlier than that," said Gandhi.

"But we have already proved with our Ganesha temple that shapes that are almost impossible to attain with conventional techniques can be done easily using 3D technology. Now, lotus will prove again to the world the edge that 3D-printing will offer to the construction industry when it comes to free-form structures," Gandhi added.

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Updated: 02 Jun 2023, 11:55 AM IST
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