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Gujarat To Be Home To World's Tallest Krishna Statue As Part Of 'Devbhumi Dwarka Corridor'

Ksheera Sagar

Dec 23, 2022, 06:30 AM | Updated 11:48 AM IST

Lord Krishna (Pixabay)
Lord Krishna (Pixabay)

The tallest statue of Lord Krishna in the world will come up in Dwarka town as part of the 'Devbhumi Dwarka Corridor'. As divulged by the Gujarat government on Thursday, work on the first phase will be launched by 7th September 2023 on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami.

The announcement was made by Gujarat Health Minister Rushikesh Patel, who is also the spokesperson of the state government, after the cabinet meeting held in Gandhinagar during the day.

Apart from installing the world's tallest statue of Lord Krishna at Dwarka in Devbhumi Dwarka district, a 3D immersive experience zone, Shirmad Bhagwad Geeta experience zone will also come up in the town, known for the world famous Dwarkadhish Temple.

Patel said the BJP government has decided to develop 'Devbhumi Dwarka Corridor' to make this area the biggest religious centre in western India.

'In the first phase of this project, we are also planning to build a viewing gallery from where people can see the remains of the lost city of Dwarka. We are expecting to start the work for the first phase after performing ground breaking in September next year,' said Patel.

The BJP had announced these efforts in its manifesto as part of a ‘promise to invigorate spirituality in Gujarat’. As reported, the party as part of its election promises, had said an investment of Rs 1,000 crore would be made to ’renovate, expand and promote’ temples on the lines of Somnath, Ambaji, Pavgadh. Sixteen temples were listed for proposed transformation while Sihor in Bhavnagar would be ‘promoted as Chota Kashi’.

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