Update ( 29 Oct 2022 ): The world’s tallest shiva statue ( Viswas Sawaroopam or Statue of Belief) has been completed. Its launch ceremony is going to start on saturday (29 October).
The state of Rajasthan is just a couple of months away from the completion of construction of World’s Tallest Lord Shiva Statue. The Tallest Shiva Statue in Rajasthan is currently under the last phase of construction in Nathdwara. Upon the completion, this Tallest Shiva Statue Nathdwara is going to be the fourth tallest statue in the world.
All about Lord Shiva Tallest Statue Nathdwara
The Lord Shiva Tallest Statue in India is 351-feet tall in height. It’s situated at a place called Ganesh Tekri, which is 50 km away from city of Udaipur. As per an official from Miraj Group, a construction group working on this project, the statue is in its final lap of construction and likely to be ready around August. The official work of the statue started in 2012; over 750 workers have been deployed to work on this project.
By the time it gets completed, almost over 2,500 tonnes of refined steel will be used for the construction.
High-quality copper is going to be utilized in furbishing the statue. Pure zinc has been used to build the 110-feet tall pedestal at the site. Upon the finishing of the construction, you get three different galleries at three different levels – 20, 110, and 270 feet. The world’s tallest Shiva murti has a beautiful garden surrounding it for 300 square feet area for visitors to relax.
When it comes to tall statues in the world, India has the world’s tallest statue in Gujarat – the Statue of Unity (597 feet). The second tallest statue is currently in China, called the Spring Temple Buddha (420 feet), and the third tallest statue is in Myanmar – Laykyun Sekkya statue (380 feet).
The current tallest Shiva statue in the world is in Nepal – Kailashnath Temple, the height of this statue is 143 feet. Another tallest Shiva statues in the world are in Murudeshwar Temple, Karnataka (123 ft) and Aadiyog Temple, Tamil Nadu (112 ft) respectively.
The Nathdwara shiva statue height is 351 feet. The 351 Feet shiva statue is situated beautiful Aravalli Hills, Nathdwara. The place is famous for Shrinathji temple, and the historic temple was built around the 17th century by Maharana Raj Singh of Mewar.
Statue to Help in Growth of Tourism
Recently India’s government was criticized for ‘wasting’ money on building statues instead of spending it on other causes. However, critics of statues don’t understand the value these structures provide to the local economy through the medium of tourism.
The state of Rajasthan’s economy is mostly dependent on tourism. The state is famous for its historical forts, palaces, temples, and other architectural marvels. Not only will this statue help in boosting attracting local tourists and devotees, but also be a major attraction spot for foreign visitors. Increased tourism helps local businesses and boosts earning of those whose bread and butter is reliant on tourism. That’s why this statue in Nathdwara will be a blessing for people of Rajasthan.
If you are planning to visit Rajasthan after August, don’t miss the chance to visit this beautiful place in Nathdwara.