Hyderabad: PM Modi To Inaugurate 216-Ft Tall Saint Ramanujacharya Statue Today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil a 216-ft tall 'Statue of Equality' commemorating the 11th century Bhakti Saint Sri Ramanujacharya in Hydrabad today (5 February).
The statue of Sri Ramanujacharya, who promoted the idea of equality in all aspects of living including faith, caste and creed, is made of ‘panchaloha’, a combination of five metals: gold, silver, copper, brass, and zync and is among one of the tallest metallic statues in sitting position in the world.
The statue is mounted on a 54-feet high base building, named ‘Bhadra Vedi’, has floors devoted for a Vedic digital library and research centre, ancient Indian texts, a theatre, an educational gallery detailing many works of Sri Ramanujacharya. The statue has been conceptualised by Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swami of Sri Ramanujacharya Ashram.
During the programme, 3D presentation mapping on the life journey and teaching of Sri Ramanujacharya will also be showcased.
PM Modi will also visit the identical recreations of 108 Divya Desams (ornately carved temples) that surround the Statue of Equality, a PMO release said.
Sri Ramanujacharya worked tirelessly for the upliftment of people with the spirit of every human being equal regardless of nationality, gender, race, caste or creed. The inauguration of the Statue of Equality is a part of the 12-day Sri Ramanuja Sahasrabdi Samaroham, the ongoing 1000th birth anniversary celebrations of Sri Ramanujacharya, according to the release.
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