Tall Statues of India Posted by kunthra on Apr 15, 2011 in Uncategorized
India is a country of great sights and awe-inspiring statues. Take for instance the Veera Abhaya Anjaneya Hanuman Swami. It is located in Hyderabad, which is a city in Andhra Pradesh. It is a statue of Hanuman, who is a half ape, half man devotee of Rama. This statue is forty-one meters tall and is the tallest statue in India. It also happens to be the tallest statue depicting Hanuman in the entire world.
The Shiva of Murudeshwara is the second tallest statue of Shiva in the whole world. It is thirty-seven meters in height and located in the town of Murudeshwara. Originally the statue had four arms, but a strong wind blew one arm away. The arm that blew away used to carry a drum. The statue was also painted in gold, but the acid from the rain has dissolved the paint off the statue.
The statue of Padmasambhava in Rewalsar is thirty-seven point five meters tall. The statue depicts a famous guru who was punished by a king by being burnt alive. The local legend says that the place where he was burnt turned into a lake. The guru appeared within a lotus in the middle of the lake. This statue commemorates this legend with the guru depicted on a lotus.
The Padmasambhava in Namchi is located in the state of Sikkim. It is thirty-six meters high and is the tallest statue of the Guru Rinpoche. Guru Rinpoche is the patron saint of Sikkim and is considered to be the second Buddha. As you can see it’s a beautiful gold statue with a pinkish/bronze-like robe. Even if you don’t believe in the beliefs of the people of Sikkim, you can still admire it as a piece of art.
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