Murari Bapu, the spiritual saint is going to lay down the foundation stone for the construction of India’s largest statue of Lord Shiva at Shree Ji Dhaam, Nathdwara on 18th August. The statue will be 251 feet long, which is similar to a 25 storey building. The construction of the giant figurine is backed by Miraj Group.
Unlike other statues of Lord Shiva, this one would be quite different as Shiva won’t be holding the Trishul nor he will be in the position of blessing, but in a more pleasing appearance. The statue will be made from concrete and cement and it will take nearly Three years to complete the statue.
The work will be done by Naresh Kumar and his team of sculpture artists from Gurgaon. The land allocation work has already been completed by the Rajasthan Government.
According to Madan Paliwal of Miraj Group, every individual has one’s own belief and no example is bigger than one’s own. “Shiva is accepted by our own thoughts and belief; he is unborn and great so a thought came in mind to make a great statue of Shiva”.
“I am feeling happy to see the dream coming true, this 251ft. statue will be dedicated to the world; I am inspired to take this initiative because of love and trust I have received from the society, to whom I am always thankful”, said Paliwal.