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World’s tallest Lord Shiva statue likely to be completed by August

After installing the world’s tallest statue i.e. the Statue Of Unity, India sets focus on the world’s tallest Lord Shiva murti statue. People are eagerly waiting for the statue’s final glance as it is just less than 2 months away from completion.

Sardar Vallabhai Patel’s statue stands 597 feet and this Lord Shiva murti is being constructed at a height of 351 feet in Nathdwara, Rajasthan, in what will be the world’s tallest Lord Shiva statue.

According to a report in Dainik Bhaskar, the statue is expected to be completed by August 17.After completion, the Shiva Murti is expected to become the fourth largest statue in the world after the Statue of Unity, Spring Temple Buddha, and Laykyun Setkyar.

With a massive 110-feet base, the statue will have its shoulder at an altitude of 260 feet. Lord Shiva’s Trishul alone is 315 feet long. Around 2,200 tonnes of steel has been used in the construction of the colossal statue. In addition, the garden will also be built in 300 sq. ft area around the statue.

What really makes this statue special is the fact that it will be visible from Kankroli flyover which is 20 km away from the statue because of its height.

Around 750 workers have been plying the trade on this statue project for over the past four years. The foundation stone was laid in August 2012 by then CM of the state, Ashok Gehlot. As per the reports, the statue is being built in the region as a tourist attraction.

Written by Sagar Abhinandan

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