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Updated: January 2, 2014 13:17 IST

India’s tallest Hanuman statue to be ready by May 2015

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India’s tallest Hanuman statue is being constructed near Madapam in the Narasannapeta Mandal.
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India’s tallest Hanuman statue is being constructed near Madapam in the Narasannapeta Mandal.

A devotee’ dream becomes a reality in Srikakulam district

A devotee’s dream has become a reality within 8 years with the construction of India’s tallest Hanuman statue at Madapam, Narasannapeta mandal of Srikakulam district. The devotee Jayi Ramanamurty, a common man, dreamt in 2005 that the tallest statue for Lord Anjayaneya will be constructed on the banks of Vamasadhara river. His dream was not taken seriously initially but slowly devotees came forward with donations to make the project a reality.

In the beginning, a devotee M.S.N. Raju of Cheepurupalli contributed Rs.10 lakh and hundreds of other devotees collected around Rs.70 lakh to execute the project within the stipulated time. It is estimated that the entire project cost would be around Rs.1 crore after the construction of temple and meditation centre which are essential for devotees to spend more time after offering prayers at the statue.

The construction of the project with proposed 176 feet height began in 2005 and it is going to be completed in May 2015.

Special prayers will be offered to Lord Anjayaneya on May 23, 2014, on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti. Currently, the tallest statue with 150 feet height is located at Kurukshetra near New Delhi. Another statue with 136 feet height is situated near Paritala of Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh.

Like patriotism should be in eliminating corruption from every walk of our life and activity. Not by building tallest statues of freedom fighters.

from:  r n iyengar
Posted on: Jan 3, 2014 at 13:19 IST

What a waste of money.

from:  Aryan Mishra
Posted on: Jan 2, 2014 at 20:52 IST

Competition should be in "Bhakti towards Hindu Gods "and not by
constructing tall statues .

from:  kvenkataramam
Posted on: Jan 2, 2014 at 17:06 IST

The investment will fetch immense returns in the form of offerings and donations from future temple visitors. No one need worry.

from:  Sanjay
Posted on: Jan 2, 2014 at 16:16 IST
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