The country witnessed the world’s tallest ‘Statue Of Unity’, which was unveiled by PM Narendra Modi near the Sardar Sarovar dam on October 31. An equestrian statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji is next on the list and the Nehru Museum is being restored in a bid to make way for idols of all Indian Prime Ministers.
Just like other cities of India with statues to honour their leaders, the Karnataka government has also felt the need to honour by means of a statue. Now the government will spend Rs 2000 Crore to build 350-Ft-Tall Statue Of ‘Mother Cauvery’ at the Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) reservoir in Mandya district, as reported by Deccan Herald reported.
The epic statue is expected to stand on a 125 feet base so much so that it is clearly visible for its visitors. Karnataka Minister, DK Shivakumar told ANI that the proposed statue will resemble like a tower. He said adding that the land already belonged to the state. Ergo, no government money will be used in it.
The main idea behind this statue is to portray the motherhood of Cauvery and the emotions of Kannadigas. The statue will show a woman holding a pot out of which water will flow down constantly. To achieve this, water will be pumped up the sculpture.
It’s not only about the statue but the main highlight of this project will be an amusement park. There will be theme-based parks like the Penguin park and Aromatherapy park. Hotels and food courts will also be a part of it.
Not just that! A wax museum of inspiring leaders from the state as well as the country will also be constructed. The entire project is estimated at anywhere between Rs 1,500 and Rs 2,000 crore. It is reportedly been conceptualized by a Jaipur-based architectural firm.