Incredible India advocates some of the tallest statues in the world. The statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Gujarat is the tallest statue in the world with 182 m height located near the giant Narmada Dam or the sardar sarovar Dam. The Maitreya Project is on the way to build a 500 ft/152m bronze statue of Maitreya Buddha near Kushinagar and Thiruvananthapuram is all set to build the tallest statue of Jesus Christ with 33.5 feet tall in the country. The 130 ft gigantic statue of Lord Buddha has been recently unveiled at the Buddha Park in Rabong in South Sikkim. Similarly, the 108 feet Basava statue at Basavakalyan is the world’s tallest Statue of Basavanna, situated in Bidar District of the state of Karnataka. Nathdwara, a town in Rajasthan houses India’s Largest Shiva Statue of 251 feet long. Let us go through the top 12 tallest statues in India.
1. Veera Abhaya Anjaneya Hanuman Swami, 135 ft
- City: Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
The Veera Abhaya Anjaneya Hanuman Swami is located in the Paritala town Near Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh. It happens to be a small village in the Krishna district near Hyderabad. It is the World’s tallest Hanuman and the tallest statue in India standing at a height of 41 m (135 ft).
The statue depicts Hindu God Hanuman and has been considered as one of the major tourist attraction of both foreigners and domestic traveler in the country.
2. Lord Shiva of Murudeshwara, 122 ft
- City: Murudeshwar, Andhra Pradesh
Lord Shiva of Murudeshwara is installed in the Murudeshwara town of Andhra Pradesh at the banks of the Arabian Sea. The town has been named after the statue. Lord Shiva of Murudeshwara is the second tallest statue of Shiva in the world after the Kailashnath Mahadev Statue in Nepal.
It is famous for its Murudeshwara Temple and Raja Gopura that lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea. Painters keep flooding this place to make master pieces from India and abroad.
3. Statue of Padmasambhava, 123 ft
- City: Murudeshwar, Andhra Pradesh
Padmasambhava is the sage guru of Buddhism. He is also known as the Guru Rinpoche in Northwest India. The Statue of Padmasambhava is located on a mountain in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh enjoying the streams of the famous Rewalsar Lake.
It is 37.5 m (123 ft) tall and proudly stands on the Rewalsar Lake in Himachal Pradesh. It also forms one of the major tourist attraction in India.
4. Padmasambhava Guru Rinpoche, 118 ft
- City: Namchi, Sikkim
Padmasambhava Guru Rinpoche is located in Namchi in South Sikkim and is considered as the tallest Guru statue in India. You will find this statue amidst the four most revered Dhams of the Hindus Jagannath, Dwarika, Rameshawaram, Badrinath under one roof. It also has the replica of 12 Jyotirlingas.
Considered as one of the major pilgrimage center in Sikkim, it stands at a height of 36 m (118 ft). The statue was inaugurated for public viewing only in 2004.
5. Mindroling Monastery Buddha Statue, 107 ft
- City: Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Standing at a height of 32.6 m (107 ft), Mindroling Monastery Buddha Statue is the tallest Buddha statue in India. It is located in the Clement town of Dehradun, Uttarakhand. It is one of the major Monasteries in India and ranks sixth among the monasteries of the Nyingma School in Tibet.
Pronounced as ‘minhdrohlyn’, ‘Mindrolling’ stands for ‘Place of Perfect Emancipation’ and is considered as one of the major centers of Buddhist education. The statue was built by Ven. Ga Rinpoche.
6. Hanuman Murti, 108 ft
- City: Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
The Hanuman Murti is situated at Jakhu Hill near Shimla in Himachal Pradesh and is 108 ft tall. This religious figure is the landmark of the city and a major tourist attraction of Shimla.
Legends say that, this is the same place where Lord Hanumana stopped and enquired Acharya Drona about Sanjiveeni to save Laxmana in Ramayana.
7. Maruti Murti in Nandura, 105 ft
- City: Nanduras, Maharashtra
The gigantic sculpture of Lord Hanuman is situated at the Nandura town in Buldhana district of Maharashtra. This 105 feet tall statue is one of the biggest statues in India. It is also easily visible from National Highway 6 and is quite close to the rail lines.
8. Thiruvalluvar Statue, 95 ft
- City: Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
Thiruvalluvar stands tall at 95 ft and is located at a small island in the Kanyakumari town of at the confluence of the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, and the Indian Ocean. The pedestal alone is 40.5 m (133 ft).
Thiruvalluvar was an ancient poet and philosopher. This huge sculpture depicts our very own ‘Statue of Liberty’.
9. Shiva of Har ki Pauri, 100 ft
- City: Haridwar, Uttarakhand
The Har Ki Pauri is installed on the banks of the river Ganges in Haridwar Uttarakhand. This 100 ft tall statue of Lord Shiva is one of the tallest Shiva statues of India. The statue enjoys scores of devotees who come here to seek eternal bliss.
This avatar of Lord Shiva has a trishul on one hand and the other hand showers blessings to the pilgrims. It is one of the most visited holy structures in India.
10. Chinmaya Ganadhish, 85 ft
- City: Kolhapur, Maharashtra
Chinmaya Ganadhish is the tallest statue of Lord Ganesha which located in Kolhapur Maharashtra. This pious Ganesha idol can be seen from the Pune-Bangalore Nation highway 4.
Lord Ganesha in the statue appears in an unusual form with four hands and a five-headed snake.
11. Adinath Bawangaja, 84 ft
- City: Barwani, Madhya Pradesh
Lord Adinath or Lord Rishabha is the first Tirthankars in the Jain religion. As such the Adinath Bawangaja statue is the major attractions of Barwani and a major Jain pilgrim site in the country. It is also one of the older tallest statues in India.
The statue stands tall at a height of 84 ft in the Barwani district of Madhya Pradesh.
12. Ram Tirath Temple Hanuman, 80 ft
- City: Amritsar, Punjab
Ram Tirath temple is situated in west of Amritsar and dedicated temple of Lord Rama. Here lies the giant statue of Lord Hanuman with a height of 24.5 m (80 ft).
It forms one of the major tourist attractions in India. Pilgrims keep flooding near the statue all throughout the year.
Reference : walkthroughindia.com
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