After the inauguration of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s Statue of Unity, which is the world’s tallest statue at a height of 597 feet,
India is all set to get another colossal statue – one that of Lord Shiva in Rajasthan.
The construction of the statue of Shiva is in the final stage and is expected to be completed by August this year.
The Statue of Belief which is being constructed at Ganesh Tekri in Rajasthan’s Nathdwara is being built at a height of 351 feet.
Upon its completion, the Shiva murti is expected to be the fourth tallest statue in the world, after Statue of Unity, Spring Temple Buddha and Laykyun Setkyar.
With a 110-feet base, the statue will have its shoulder at a height of 260 feet.
Lord Shiva’s Trishul is 315 feet long.
About 2,200 tonnes of steel has been used in the construction of the massive statue.
A garden will be built in 300 square feet area around the statue.
The construction of the statue began in 2012 and is expected to be completed by August 17, according to a report in Dainik Bhaskar.
The face of the statue of the Shiva murti has already been painted. Reportedly, work has started on the chest, arms and lower limbs of the statue.
Nearly 750 workers have been working on this project for the last four years.
As the statue moves towards completion, excited devotees can be seen flocking to Nathdwara to witness the world’s tallest statue of Lord Shiva.
Notably, the statue of Lord Shiva is likely to be so tall that it will be visible from Kankroli flyover, which is around 20 km away.
Reports said that the statue is being constructed in the region as a tourist attraction.