Indian Home Minister Amit Shah has unveiled a 54-feet-tall statue of Lord Hanuman at a temple in Gujarat, India. The statue was installed, made of bronze, at Sarangpur temple in Botad district, Gujarat.
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More About The 54-Feet-Tall Statue Of Lord Hanuman:
The statue, which stands on a 48-feet-tall pedestal, has been built at a cost of around Rs 30 crore ($4 million USD) by the Hanuman Seva Samiti, a trust associated with the temple. It is said to be one of the tallest statues of Lord Hanuman in the world.
In his address at the unveiling ceremony, Shah said that the statue is not just a symbol of devotion but also a message of India’s cultural heritage and spirituality to the world. He added that the statue will become a major tourist attraction and boost tourism in the region.
The statue was installed with the help of a crane and the whole process took several hours to complete. The statue’s face was unveiled first, followed by the body and the tail. The entire process was telecast live on television channels.
Lord Hanuman is a Hindu deity who is worshipped for his strength, courage, and devotion. He is believed to have played a key role in the Hindu epic Ramayana, where he helped Lord Rama rescue his wife Sita from the demon king Ravana.
Significance of this:
The unveiling of the statue has been welcomed by many people in Gujarat, who see it as a symbol of pride and devotion. However, some have criticized the project, saying that it is a waste of public money and resources.
The installation of statues has been a contentious issue in India, with some accusing the government of promoting a particular religion through such projects. However, supporters argue that such statues help promote the country’s cultural heritage and boost tourism.
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