The silhouette of vishalakshi mantap against a dying day
The Vishalakshi Mantap, designed by Sri Ravishankar, founder of The Art of Living Foundation,
, has been constructed in memory of late Vishalakshi, Sri Ravishankar's mother at a cost of more than Rs 7 crore. The money was donated by devotees from all over the world. The five-storeyed lotus-shaped building was constructed in three years. As many as 7,000 people were employed. Craftsmen from Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Karnataka joined to design lotuses on the ceiling. Each floor and door of the building has been designed in a unique way.