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Star monument is one of the most breathtaking buildings in India. This building houses the holy samadhi of Param Sant Huzur Tara Chand Ji maharaj fondly called ‘ Bade Maharaj Ji ‘, by his followers. This building is situated in the Radhaswami Satsang bhawan Complex, Dinod, about 11 kms from Bhiwani, Haryana.
Star monument a stunning architectural beauty, is beyond adequate description. It is a Samadhi of Tarachandji Maharaj, popularly known as Maharajji by his followers. The beautifully shaped building of Star monument was completed in a very short span of just four years by Param Sant Huzur Kanwar Sahebji Maharaj.
This modern marvel is situated in the Radhaswami Satsang Bhawan Complex, 12 kms. from Bhiwani.
The monument is hexagonal pyramid and because of its sides it looks like a star. This name was derived from the name of Maharajji, Tara means a star. The building is unique as there are no pillars or columns to support the building.
The monument is surrounded by a beautifully landscaped garden where a small hut of Maharaj-ji is situated for meditation.
Its stunning architectural beauty is beyond adequate description. Its foundation was laid on 1st october, 1997 by Param Sant Huzur Kanwar Ji Maharaj and by his blessings, it was completed in a very short period of just four years. The monument is a hexagonal pyramid, with its six sides being in the shape of star, as Maharaj Ji’s first name ‘Tara’ means a star. Each side measures about 101 feet from the base built on a raised platform measuring about 6 feet. Out of the six, three alternative sides are covered in white marble while the other three in blue Italian glass capable of bearing extreme climatic conditions. A unique thing about the design of this building is that it doesn’t have pillars or columns to support itself. The three walls of the samadhi have prominent stars on them while inside the holy samadhi there are infinite sparkling and twinkling stars.It seems as if they are scattering the light of divine glory of their eternal offspring friend, Param Sant Huzur Tara Chand Ji Maharaj. Ventilation and cooling techniques are traditional. Fresh air when passes over the fountains is cooled and enters the samadhi through openings and is expelled through vents at the top. During the humid season, the exhaust fans recycle the air. The samadhi symbolizes
” Tamso ma jyotigamay : Asato ma sadgamay : Marityor ma amritam gamay “
The samadhi is constructed on a rectangular platform in the center. The statue of Maharaj Ji is erected near the western wall. Apart from this, there are six paintings depicting the life of Maharaj Ji on the six corners of the samadhi.The marble slippers placed on lotus flower near the samadhi symbolizes the holy feet of Bade Maharaj Ji.
Different flowers, green grass, wonderful fountains and marble paths of milky white, black and yellow colours around the samadhi and at the three entrances present a marvellous picture. Stars have been constructed inside of the boundry wall. In the middle of each star, a moon is engraved depicting the name of maharaj Ji. Every evening, the gardens come alive in a burst of dazzling illumination and fountains. It can perfectly be called a ‘celestial garden’. The garden houses a small hut on the right side in which Maharaj Ji used to meditate. It is the most important place of meditation of Bade Maharaj Ji which has the memories of his life. There is a holy well on the left side, the water of which relieves the trusting followers from many diseases. The well is an imperishable treasure which recollects memories of this life. There are three stairs, one towards the main entrance gate and other two towards the exit gates. There are fountains at 5 places in the garden. two round fountains are on both sides of the main entrance. The rest three are on the raised platform in between each stairs around the samadhi.
On the right side from the entrance gate there is a splendid man made waterfall in the north-eastern corner, made up of mountain shaped stones. The water flowing from it leaves a mesmerizing effects on the minds of visitors.
Due to its architectural magnificence and aesthetic looks, its a divine beauty. It has no match on the earth. The celestial garden, the masive star shaped white structure, a small hut, innovative designed holy well, water flowing from waterfall makes it a fascinating and spectacular place. the three gateways are richly embellished. the combination of the traditional and the most modern techniques and equipments, has been used to achieve the highest quality and sophisticated construction.
In short, its a celestical palace and real paradise on earth. Its serene beauty is unbelievable.