India is a land of mysticism. The diverse culture of India makes it one of the most flourishing lands of ever growing religions. Almost every major religion is being followed in India. Throughout the world, endless monuments and statues are commemorated to pay respect to the specific religion. So, what’s the connection between the statues and religion? Strangely, there is a profound relation of statues with religion as it’s a perfect way of symbolizing the importance of the religion in the country. It is the most common way to revere the deities of the religion.
India is known to be the place of the endless number of sky touching statues, which will simply provide an awe inspiring value. However, deities are not the only ones, whose statues are being built, famous historical figures also hold huge importance to the country. Likewise, India is going to play the host of the tallest statue in the World.The statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is going to be the tallest statue in the world, standing at the height of daunting 182m. It will be installed near the Narmada Dam. The statue is being built to give respect to the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, also known as the Iron Man of India. There are also many other high rising statues in India, which stand tall in all the regions of the country. Let’s take a look at some of the current tallest statues in India.
Veera Abhaya Anjaneya Hanuman Swami, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh (135 feet)
The marvelous statue of Lord Hanuman is located in the state of Andhra Pradesh, standing at the height of 135 feet. It is considered as the World’s tallest Lord Hanuman temple and also tops the list as the tallest statue in India. The statue was inaugurated in 2003. The entire statue is built from concrete. The place is located on National Highway 9, which makes it easier route of transportation to reach the site.
Tathagata Tsal, Ravangla, Sikkim(128 feet)
Also known as the Buddha Park, it is situated in the Sikkim, the northern state of India. The construction of the park was completed in the year 2013. The site is not only famous for the statue, but the complex is also surrounded with the monastery. The statue of Lord Buddha is around 128 feet long. The park was inaugurated by the Great Dalai Lama. The spiritual Cho Djo Lake is also located near the complex.
Statue of Padmasambhava, Rewalsar, Himachal Pradesh (123 feet)
Located in the mountainous region of the Himachal Pradesh, is the statue of Padmasambhava. It is the built to commemorate the Great Guru Rinpoche. The statue is near the Rewalsar lake of Mandi district. The height of the statue is 123 feet long. Guru Rinpoche was the famous Buddhist monk of the 8th century. The temple commemorates the life and feats of Guru Rinpoche.
Shiva of Murudeshwara (Shiva), Murudeshwara, Uttara Kannada, Karnataka (121 feet)
One of the three major gods of Hindu religion is the Lord Shiva. The statue of Lord Shiva at Murudeshwara is located in the Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka. The height of the statue is 121 feet long. There is a 20 storey high Gopura at the entrance of the temple. The statue took around 2 years to build. It is built in such a manner that the morning sunlight first falls on the statue and reflects a light, shining like a gold.
Lord Basava (Basava), Gadag, Karnataka
The famous 12th century philosopher Basava made a huge impression in the Indian history. In order to show respect, the government of Karnataka built a statue of Lord Basava. The work on the statue started in 2009 and recently completed in 2015. The statue is 117 feet long and located near Bhishma Lake. Though, many people might have not heard the name of the Basava, he was one of the first philosopher to eradicate social discrimination in the society. He believed in equality and also eradicated superstitions prevailing in the country.
Shri Sankat Mochan Dham (Hanuman), Karol Bagh, New Delhi (108 feet)
Highly venerated god of Hindu religion is the Lord Hanuman. There are many temples dedicated to this ancient God. The statue of Shri Sankat Mochan Hanuman is located in the Karol Bagh area of New Delhi. The statue is around 108 feet long and worshipped daily by thousands of pilgrims. Saturday is the most auspicious day to pay respect to Lord Hanuman.
India is famous for hosting many sects and religions under one roof with respect to every faith. India is the Land of traditions and these statues are the living proof of its importance in today’s time. No matter, how advance the country becomes, people of the country still follows and practice the religion with the heart’s content and utmost faith. There are innumerable temples throughout the country, each one depicting a huge importance of the figures.
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