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World’s Tallest Shiva Statue Unveiled in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand

By PTI IST (Released)


The statue, nearly 45 km from the city of Udaipur, was built by Tat Padam Sansthan.

A 369-foot-tall statue of Lord Shiva, claimed to be the tallest in the world, was unveiled in the town of Nathdwara in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand district on Saturday.

The ‘Viswas Swaroopam’ statue was unveiled by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot along with preacher Morari Bapu and Rajasthan Assembly Speaker CP Joshi.

“Every context of Ram Katha gives a message of love, harmony and brotherhood, which is most needed in the country today. Such kathas should be organized all over the country and also take place,” said said Gehlot.

Yoga Guru Ramdev, Assembly Opposition Leader Gulab Chand Kataria and other dignitaries attended the event.

The statue, nearly 45 km from the city of Udaipur, was built by Tat Padam Sansthan.

A series of religious, spiritual and cultural events will be held for nine days from October 29 to November 6 after the unveiling of the statue. Murari Bapu will also recite Ram Katha.

Built on a hill of 51 bighas, the statue is wearing a meditation posture, and would be visible from 20 km away. The statue is also clearly visible at night as it has been illuminated by special lights.

It took 10 years to build the statue. Up to 3,000 tons of steel and iron and 2.5 lakh cubic tons of concrete and sand were used in the construction.

The foundations of the project were laid in August 2012 in the presence of Gehlot, also then Prime Minister, and Morari Bapu.

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