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Friday, July 9, 2010

World's tallest Shiva statute unveiled in Nepal

Friday, July 09, 2010
KATHMANDU : A 108-feet tall Shiva statue, built by Indian businessman Kamal Jain, has been unveiled in Nepal. The statue was inaugurated by Swami Shankaracharya Madhav Sharanji Maharaj of Badrinath, India, at Sanga, a village situated in the east of Kathmandu.

Located 20-km east of Kathmandu, the statue is part of a complex spread over 400,000 sq feet that houses a 16-room resort, spa, yoga, health club and meditation center.

The statue is made of cement, concrete and iron and is coated with zinc and copper. It depicts Lord Shiva carrying a trishul in his hand while a snake is resting on his shoulder.

Jain has also built a resort in the area which has a children’s park, restaurant, spa and health centre, yoga and meditation centre. The site is expected to promote tourism.

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