The construction of the massive Shiva Murti, to be built at a height if 351 feet, will be completed by 2019 at Nathdwara in Rajasthan.
The massive statue of Lord Shiva is being built at Nathdwara in Rajasthan
Rajesh Mehta, who is in-charge of the project, told news agency ‘Bhasha’ that the statue is made of concrete and cement and that it was being built by ‘Miraj Group’. Nearly 750 workers have been working on this project since the last four years. The foundation stone for the Murti was laid in August 2012 by the then chief minister of the state, Ashok Gehlot, and spiritual leader, Murari Bapu.
World’s Tallest Shiv Murti, Oden, Nathdwara
World’s tallest Lord shiva statue (351 ft) under construction at Nathdwara, Rajasthan by Miraj Group.
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World's largest(351ft.) Shiva Statue under construction in Rajsamand at Nathdwara
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Lord Shiva is being depicted in a more ‘pleasing’ appearance, as opposed to his usual avatar of wielding a trishul or blessing devotees, the makers of the statue reportedly said.
Notably, the statue of Lord Shiva is likely to be so tall that it will be visible from Kankroli flyover, which is around 20kms away. Reports said that the statue was being constructed in the region as a tourist attraction. Apart from the renowned Srinath Mandir, people will now be able to visit Shiva Murti, as well as a theatre and a garden on their visit to Nathdwara.