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World’s tallest Lord Shiva statue to unveil today; took 10 years to built, can accommodate over 10k persons at once [Details Here]

Installed 45 kilometers away from Udaipur, it is said that the statue will be visible even from 20 kilometers of distance

Ayushi Sikarwar

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New Delhi: Touted to be the tallest in the world, the ‘Viswas Swaroopam’ statue of Lord Shiva is set to be inaugurated in Rajsamand district of Rajasthan on Saturday. Spiritual guru Morari Bapu will unveil the statue in presence of the state’s chief minister Ashok Gehlot and legislative assembly speaker CP Joshi among others.

Situated in Nathdwara, the 369-foot-tall Pratima will be open to the public from today onwards.

Madan Paliwal, trustee and Miraj group’s chairman, told that a nine-day long cultural event will take place following the inauguration of the Pratima.

Here are some interesting facts about the majestic wonder for you to know:

# Constructed by Tat Padam Sansthan, the statue took 10 years to complete, and the foundation of the project was also laid by the then CM Gehlot in August 2012.

# The statue portrays Lord Shiva in meditating posture and is built on a hilltop, covering an area of nearly 51 bighas.

# Installed 45 kilometers away from the popular tourist destination Udaipur, it is said that the statue will be visible even from 20 kilometers of distance. Equipped with special lights, the statue will also be clearly visible during the night.

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# Jaiprakash Mali, the spokesperson of the Sansthan, told that the statue has 4 lifts, 3 staircases, and a massive prayer hall for visitors.

# Nearly 3 thousand tonnes of iron and steel have been used to construct the structure, which has been coated with zinc alloy to provide protection from rust.

# The structure has been tested to withstand up to 250 kmph of wind speed and will last for the next 250 years.

# The premises will consist of adventure sports activities, food court and cafes, shopping, and more for the tourists to explore.

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