Here is a list of India’s tallest statues that are also world’s tallest statues.
Statue of Unity, Gujarat
- Statue of unity is the world’s tallest statue of Indian Statesman Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in the state of Gujarat.
- The total height of the statue is 182 meters (597 ft), with a base of 240 meters (790 ft).
- Iron that is used in the statue was collected through the “Loha” campaign and converted into a reinforcing bar, for the foundation of the Statue.
- The statue is designed by Ram V. Sutar and it withstands wind velocity, vibration, an earthquake.
Veera Abhaya Anjaneya Hanuman Swami, Andhra Pradesh
- Veera Abhaya Anjaneya Hanuman Swami is a 135 feet tall statue of located in Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh.
- The statue, installed in 2003, is the tallest statue of Lord Hanuman in the world.
- At the base of the Veera Abhaya Anjaneya Hanuman Swami Statue, there is a small temple called Paritala Anjaneya Temple.
Sai Baba Statue, Andhra Pradesh
- Sai Baba statue located at Kakinada town in Andhra Pradesh is the world’s tallest statue standing at 116 ft.
- Sai Baba is seated 4 floors high. His left leg, which is 18 feet high, acts as the Stupa.
- Indian Book of Records declared the statue as the biggest Sai Baba statue in the world.
- The cost of creating the statue is estimated to be around Rs.3 crores.
- Construction of the temple took 11 years to complete the statue weighs around 1000 ton.
Adiyogi Shiva Statue, Tamil Nadu
- Adiyogi statue is located in the Isha Yoga Complex in Coimbatore; Tamil Nadu.
- It was inaugurated on 24 February 2017 by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri.
- Guinness Book of World Records declared 112 feet tall sculpture as world’s largest bust sculpture.
- The Adiyogi statue is carved out of 500 tons of steel and is dedicated to Hindu deity Shiva.
Statue of Ahimsa, Maharashtra
- The Statue of Ahimsa is the tallest Jain statue in the world located at Mangi-Tungi, Nashik in Maharashtra.
- It is 108 feet tall statue and stands at 121 feet including pedestal. The statue represent Rishabhanatha, the first Jain Tirthankara.
- Carved out of a single rock, the statue was built under the guidance of Aryika Sri Chandanamati Mataji.
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Lord Basava, Karnataka
- The 108-foot tall statue is dedicated to the social reformer Basavanna.
- He was a Hindu philosopher, statesman, Kannada poet and a social reformer of the 12th-century.
- Created by sculptor Sridhar Murthy, it took eight years to complete the statue.
- The statue is built on a platform which is 80 feet wide and 24 feet high.
- Apart from the main sculptor, there were also around 60 skilled labourers who worked on it for eight years.
- Estimated 300 tons of steel has been used in the statue.