Hyderabad: PM Modi To Inaugurate 216-Ft Tall Saint Ramanujacharya Statue Today

by Swarajya Staff - Feb 5, 2022 09:41 AM +05:30 IST
Hyderabad: PM Modi To Inaugurate 216-Ft Tall Saint Ramanujacharya Statue TodayPic Via Twitter

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.

Get Swarajya in your inbox everyday. Subscribe here.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber
Comments ↓
Get Swarajya in your inbox everyday. Subscribe here.
Advertisement

Latest Articles

    Artboard 4Created with Sketch.