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Top 10 Tallest Statues of Modern India

Updated on June 2, 2017

The different forms of Art had been the part of manifestation since the beginning of civilization that are present in numerous forms of painting, statues and sculptures, wood and stone carving, etc. The ancient sculptures and carving signify the history of civilization, advancement and religious nature of dwelling at period. The tradition of sculptures in India is dated back to 3rd Century BC, since the era of Maurya Dynasty.

The ancient Indian sculptures are recognized among one of the great sculptural portraits of world art, which were profoundly religious in nature, which are also a lure for tourism and ancient reading. Nowadays the demanding growth of tourism and advancement of modern construction has encouraged to construct the large statues, and more than twenty large statues are erected through last 5-6 years, in India and still a couple of constructions are in progress.

World's Tallest Statue, Height: 597.113 feet (182 meters)
World's Tallest Statue, Height: 597.113 feet (182 meters) | Source

"Statue of Unity" - To be the tallest Statue of the world

The most popular construction is the “Statue of Unity” (The statue of Sardar Ballabh Bhai Patel) in Gujarat, India that is projected to be 182 meters (597 feet) tall and tallest statue in the world, the foundation stone for Statue of Unity laid by the Indian Prime minister Mr. Narendra Modi and construction was started since 31st October 2014. Initial prediction for total cost of the project was estimated to be approx. ₹2,063 crore (US$310 million) and L&T construction won the bidding by the lowest bid of ₹2,989 crore (US$440 million) for the design, building and preservation. Check this article to know the top ten newly erected largest statues of India.

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Top ten recently erected,Tallest Statues of India.

Temple / Statue
Depicts
Location
Height
Build Year
Tathagata Tsal
Lord Buddha
Ravangla, Sikkim
128 Feet
2013
Dhyana Buddha Statue
Lord Buddha
Amaravathi village, Andhra Pradesh
125 Feet
2015
Statue of Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) in Rewalsar
2nd Avatar of, Lord Buddha
Revalsar, Himachal Pradesh
123 Feet
2012
Statue of Ahimsa
Tirthankara, Rishabhanatha
Dhule, Maharastra
108 Feet
2016
Adinath dada statue at Palitana Temples
Tirthankara, Rishabhanatha
Palitana Temples, Gujarat
108 Feet
2016
Basava
Lord Basava
Basavakalyan, Karnataka
108 Feet
2014
Hanuman Murti in Shimla
Lord Hanuman
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
108 Feet
2010
Hanuman Murti in Shahjahanpur
Lord Hanuman
Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh
105 Feet
2013
Diskit Monastery
Lord Buddha
Leh Ladakh
105 Feet
2010
Har ki Pauri
Lord Shiva
Haridwar, Uttrakhand
100 Feet
2012
Top 10 Tallest/Largest Statues of India (Constructed after year 2010)

1. The Buddha Statue of Ravangla Buddha Park (Height - 128 Feet)

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The Buddha Park of Ravangla, Sikkim
The Buddha Park of Ravangla, Sikkim | Source
The Buddha Park of Ravangla, Sikkim
The Buddha Park of Ravangla, Sikkim | Source
The Buddha Park of Ravangla, Sikkim
The Buddha Park of Ravangla, Sikkim | Source

The Sikkim is a fast growing tourist destination of India and Ravangala Buddha Park is an excellent effort to promote the pilgrimage tourism in state, which is a spiritual and geographical park devoted to the peace of mind. Ravangala Buddha Park is a large Eco garden that has a lot of open walking space around and has the largest Buddha statue of India (128 feet). Ravangala park also has a couple of own electric cars to ferry visitors from the entrance gate to the base of the statue and back.

The foundation of the park was made in year 2006, on the day of the birth anniversary of Lord Gautama Buddha to observe his birth anniversary. The people of Ravangala took the initiative to construct an eco-park and erect a large statue of Lord Buddha. The project was completed in the year 2013 and open for public.

The Buddha Statue of Ravangla Buddha Park

 
 
Statue
Ravangla Buddha Park
Depicts
Guru Rinpoche (Second Incornation of Lord Buddha)
Height
128 Feet (38 Meters)
Location
Ravangla, Sikkim
Erected Since year
2013

2. Buddha Statue of Amaravathi Buddha Park, Andhra Pradesh (Height - 125 Feet)

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Buddha Statue of Amaravathi Buddha Park, Andhra Pradesh
Buddha Statue of Amaravathi Buddha Park, Andhra Pradesh | Source
Buddha Statue of Amaravathi Buddha Park, Andhra Pradesh
Buddha Statue of Amaravathi Buddha Park, Andhra Pradesh | Source
Buddha Statue of Amaravathi Buddha Park, Andhra Pradesh
Buddha Statue of Amaravathi Buddha Park, Andhra Pradesh | Source
Amaravati Stupa sculptures
Amaravati Stupa sculptures | Source
amaravati jataka torana great stupa
amaravati jataka torana great stupa | Source

The imagined project to develop a grand temple and a park, to mark Lord Buddha was initiated in the year 2003. The axiom to develop the Buddha Park was to outspread the tourist aspects of Amaravati and to mark the manifestation of Buddhism. The Initial development was slow-moving, but this project god foremost approval of government and tourism department in the year 2007 and accomplished and endorsed for public and tourism since 2014.

The Dhyana Buddha Park is located on the bank of the River Krishna, which is dedicated to Lord Buddha. The Dhyana Buddha Park has a large status of Lord Buddha, which is the tallest statue of Lord Buddha in the position of Dhyana. Also, it has an ancient museum on campus that is known as an old Buddha museum. The tourism department of state is planning to initiate the cruise facilities to connect Amaravati and Vijayawada cities.

The Buddha Statue of Amaravathi Buddha Park

 
 
Statue
Amaravathi Buddha Park
Depicts
Guru Rinpoche (Second Incornation of Lord Buddha)
Height
125 Feet (38 Meters)
Location
Amrawati, Andhra Pradesh
Erected Since year
2015

3. Statue of Padmasambhava in Rewalsar, Himachal Pradesh (Height - 123 Feet)

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Padmasambhava Statue in Rewalsar, Himachal Pradesh
Padmasambhava Statue in Rewalsar, Himachal Pradesh | Source
Padmasambhava Statue in Rewalsar, Himachal Pradesh
Padmasambhava Statue in Rewalsar, Himachal Pradesh | Source
Padmasambhava Statue in Rewalsar, Himachal Pradesh
Padmasambhava Statue in Rewalsar, Himachal Pradesh | Source
Rewalsar lake
Rewalsar lake | Source
Retreat hut, Rewalsar, India
Retreat hut, Rewalsar, India | Source

Rewalsar is a small town in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh, India and also known as Trisanagam. Rewalsar is a beautiful small town situates in stage of lush green mountains and enclosed by beautiful lakes.

Rewalsar is a sacred place for Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists that has many ancient Hindus temples and Buddhist monasteries. The most popular Hindus temples are the temple of Lord Shiva, Lord Krishna, manifestation of Lomas Rishi and the seven spiritual lakes, allied with the Pandavas of Mahabharata are sited around Rawalsar. The famous Rawalsar Lake is also known as 'Tso Pema' to Tibetans and is marked to Buddhist Lord Padmasambhava, who is also known as Guru Rinpoche. The Rewalsar Lake is a beautiful square shaped lake with the sheer length of about 735 m.

The conviction about Rewalsar Lake is, The Guru Rinpoche, who was the second incarnation of Lord Buddha was growing Buddhism in the region and influenced the daughter of King Ashardham, to acquire Buddhism. But when the king came to know, he burnt him alive. But Guru Rinpoche turned the fire into water and that produced the Rewalsar Lake, which is admired by Buddhists and a 123 foot tall statue was founded in the year 2012 to mark the Lord Rinpoche.

The Statue of Padmasambhava in Rewalsar

 
 
Statue
The Padmasambhava Temple Rewalsar
Depicts
Guru Rinpoche (Second Incornation of Lord Buddha)
Height
123 Feet (37.5 Meters)
Location
Rewalsar, Himachal Pradesh
Erected Since year
2012

4. Tirthankara, Rishabhanatha statue of Dhule, Maharashtra (Height - 108 Feet)

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Tirthankara, Rishabhanatha statue of Dhule, Maharashtra
Tirthankara, Rishabhanatha statue of Dhule, Maharashtra | Source
Tirthankara, Rishabhanatha statue of Dhule, Maharashtra
Tirthankara, Rishabhanatha statue of Dhule, Maharashtra | Source
Tirthankara, Rishabhanatha statue of Dhule, Maharashtra
Tirthankara, Rishabhanatha statue of Dhule, Maharashtra | Source

The statue of Tirthankara, Rishabhanatha is the World's tallest Jain idol (121 feet, including pedestal) and largest monolith statue in the world that holds the Guinness world record for the tallest Jain Idol. The statue of Jain Tirthankara, Rishabhanatha is located at Mangi-Tungi, near the Nashik state of Maharashtra, India, The construction was under the guidance of Chief Secretary Dr. Pannalalji Papdiwal and was completed on 25 January 2016.

The temple and statue of Lord Rishabhanatha of Nasik, is known as the statue of Ahimsa. The Ahimsa is a fundamental principle of Jainism. The Jain concept of Ahimsa is a concept of non-violence and very different from the concept of other philosophies. Usually the philosophy of Violence is associated with causing harm to others.

But in "Jain philosophy- Violence states, mainly to injuring one's own self".
– The human Behaviour which inhibits the soul's own ability to attain Moksha (liberation from the cycle of births and deaths).
Later, that was extended additionally the concept of Ahimsa is not limited up-to humans only that also includes all livings like animals, plants, micro-organisms, which have a life or have prospective of life. All life is sacred and everyone has a right to live intrepidly to their maximum possible.

The Statue of Tirthankara of Dhule Nasik

 
 
Statue
The Jain Temple of Nasik
Depicts
Tirthankara, Rishabhanatha
Height
108 Feet (33 Meters)
Location
Nasik, Maharashtra
Erected Since year
2016

5. Statue of Tirthankara, Rishabhanatha Palitana Temples, Gujarat (Height: 108 Feet)

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Tirthankara, Rishabhanatha Palitana Temples, Gujarat
Tirthankara, Rishabhanatha Palitana Temples, Gujarat | Source
108 feet tall Statue of Jain Lord Adinath in Palitana, Bhavnagar Gujatrat
108 feet tall Statue of Jain Lord Adinath in Palitana, Bhavnagar Gujatrat | Source
Palitana Temple, Bhavnagar , Gujarat
Palitana Temple, Bhavnagar , Gujarat | Source
Jain Temples of mount Shatrunjaya in Palitana, Gujarat
Jain Temples of mount Shatrunjaya in Palitana, Gujarat | Source
Modern Jain Temple in Palitana, Gujarat
Modern Jain Temple in Palitana, Gujarat | Source

The enormous 108 foot tall statue of Jain Tirthankar, Lord Adinath was constructed in the year 2016. The temple and statue is located on the Shatrunjaya hill in Palitana town, Bhavnagar district of Gujarat State in India. The Palitana is the "City of Temples" and previously it was known as Padliptapur. The Palitana is measured the holiest among all the pilgrimages, by the Jain community, which has around 863 divinely carved in Marble, Jain temples.

The temples are exclusively dedicated to the Jain gods and no one is allowed to stay overnight in the temple, including the priest. The Palitana has a great attraction for Jain devotees and tourists and also considered a must visit pilgrim for Jain followers.

The Statue of Tirthankara, Rishabhanatha at Palitana

 
 
Statue
The Palitana Jain Temples
Depicts
Tirthankara, Rishabhanatha
Height
108 Feet (33 Meters)
Location
Palitana, Gujarat
Erected Since year
2016

6. Lord Basava Statue of Basavakalyan, Karnataka (Height - 108 Feet)

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The remarkably 108 ft. tall Statue of Lord Basava (Lord Basaveswar) is located at Basavakalyan in Bidar District of Karnataka State of India. The project was founded in the year 2004 that took around eight years to complete. The statue of Basava is dedicated to marking the Lord Basaveswar that was inaugurated on 28th October, 2012 at morning 11:00 am in Basavakalyan Town. Nowadays the Basavakalyan Town is being formed as a destination of “Sharana Grama” that means the village of saints.

The history of Lord Basavakalyan's is dated back to 3000 years. The Lord Basavana established the hub of the spiritual republic in the 12th century, which is measured as the first Parliament of the world. During 12th Century, Vishwaguru Basavanna had established a forum of spiritual democracy naming it Anubhava Mantapa, which is considered the first parliament of the world. The forum of Basavanna was intended to provide the hands-on resolutions to day-to-day problems of human beings. The idea and solution were inherited from the this is of Saint Allamprabhu, who gained reliable experiential knowledge and developed the science and art of solution for day-to-day problems.

Lord Basava Statue of Basavakalyan

 
 
Statue
The Basavakalyan Statue of Basava
Depicts
Lord Basava
Height
108 Feet (33 Meters)
Location
Basava, Karnataka
Erected Since year
2013

7. The Statue of Lord Hanuman ji of Jakhu Temple of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh (Height - 108 feet)

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The Jakhu temple of Shimla is dedicated to marking the Lord Hanuman that has the largest 108 feet tall statue of Lord Hanuman and located in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh state in India. The Jakhu Temple is located atop of Jakhu Hills, which a magnificent spectacle and also known as monkey hill. Thousands of monkeys are residing around and sometime they also snatch the eatables from visitors. The 108 foot tall statue of Lord Hanuman was erected in year 2010, with the construction cost of INR 1.5 Carors. The statue of Lord Hanuman of Jukhu temple is alike the statue of Jesus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The statue of Jesus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is 98 feet tall and elevated at an altitude of 2296 feet, whether the The statue of Lord Hanuman of Jukhu temple is 108 feet tall and elevated at the highest altitude of over 8100 feet.

The Hindus religious significance with Jakhu Temple of Shimla

The Lord Hanuman, with the mountain of herb Sanjeevani Buti
The Lord Hanuman, with the mountain of herb Sanjeevani Buti | Source

The story is dated back at the era of Lord Rama. When a deadly arrow injured Lord Rama's brother Lakshmana, during the battle of Lord Rama and Demon king Ravana, then the Vaidya (Ayurvedic doctors at a time) suggested them to bring the Sanjeevani (Herb) which was only available to Himalaya. The lord Hanuman was sent to bring the herb, but he couldn’t identify the real herb, so he dug the piece mountain and bring that. While bringing the herb he rested on the top of the hill which is known as Jukhu hill and an ancient temple of Lord Hanuman was located, known as Jukhu temple.

The Foot Print of Lord Hanuman at hill top in AP
The Foot Print of Lord Hanuman at hill top in AP | Source

The Jakhu Hanuman Temple of Shimla

 
 
Statue
The Jakhu Temple of Lord Hanuman
Depicts
Lord Hnauman
Height
108 Feet (33 Meters)
Location
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Erected Since year
2013

8. Lord Hanuman statue of ShahjahanPur Temple, Uttar Pradesh (Height- 105 feet)

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Lord Hanuman Temple Shahjahan Pur, Uttar Pradesh
Lord Hanuman Temple Shahjahan Pur, Uttar Pradesh | Source
Lord Hanuman Temple Shahjahan Pur, Uttar Pradesh
Lord Hanuman Temple Shahjahan Pur, Uttar Pradesh | Source
Lord Hanuman Temple Shahjahan Pur, Uttar Pradesh
Lord Hanuman Temple Shahjahan Pur, Uttar Pradesh | Source

At 105 feet tall, and rare statue of Lord HANUMAN is erected at the bank of River Kannot, located at Hanumat Dham of Visrat Ghat in Shahjahanpur district of Uttar Pradesh state, India. The statue of Lord Hanuman of Shahjahanpur Temple is the 6th largest Statue of Lord Hanuman in India and has a red color and spectacles the sight of the Goddess Sita and Lord Rama in his heart.
The statue is dedicated to Lord Hanuman which was constructed in the year 2013 and has idols of Lord Shiva, Parvati, Shree Ganesha, Sun and Saraswati within the Temple premises. Usually before going to prayer, the devotees take a dip in the river. Also a large park is located around the temple that has a lot of greenery and open place that is also used as a walking area and day picnic.

The Lord Hanuman Statue of Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh

 
 
Statue
Bhagwan Hanumant Dham Shahjahan Pur, Uttar Pradesh
Depicts
Lord Hnauman
Height
105 Feet (32 Meters)
Location
Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Erected Since year
2013

9. Maitreya Buddha statue of Diskit Monastery in Ladakh

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Lord Buddha Statue of Dikshit Monastery
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Lord Buddha Statue of Dikshit Monastery | Source
Lord Buddha Statue of Dikshit Monastery
Lord Buddha Statue of Dikshit Monastery | Source

The impressive 32 meters (106 feet) tall Maitreya Buddha statue was constructed was founded in the year 2006 and completed on 25th July 2012. The statue is located at the Shyok River towards Pakistan in Nurba Valley of Ladakh in India. The memorandum of construction is based on three main functions in mind, which are 1. Protection of Diskit Village, 2. The Prevention of further war with Pakistan, and to 3. To promote the world peace. The statue is built on collection from donations and contains around 8 kg of gold, used to decorate the statue.

The Monastery administration also participates in social activities in the region like a modern school, with support from a Non-Government Organization (NGO) known as the "Tibet Support Group", the school has the computer facilities and teaches science subjects, in English, to the Tibetan children of the town.

Maitreya Buddha statue of Ladakh

 
 
Statue
Maitreya Buddha statue of Diskit Monastery
Depicts
Lord Buddha
Height
105 Feet (32 Meters)
Location
Nurba Valley, Ladakh
Erected Since year
2012

10. The Lord Shiva Statue of Har ki Pauri Haridwar, Uttarakhand (Height -100 Feet)

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The Lord Shiva Statue of Har ki Pauri Haridwar
The Lord Shiva Statue of Har ki Pauri Haridwar | Source
The Lord Shiva Statue of Har ki Pauri Haridwar
The Lord Shiva Statue of Har ki Pauri Haridwar | Source
The Lord Shiva Statue of Rishikesh Haridwar
The Lord Shiva Statue of Rishikesh Haridwar | Source
The Lord Shiva Statue , Durin Flood in Rishikesh Haridwar
The Lord Shiva Statue , Durin Flood in Rishikesh Haridwar | Source

The 100 foot tall divine statue of Lord Shiva was erected at the Ghat of the Holy River Ganga in Haridwar, since year 2012. This is the one of the tallest statues of lord Shiva in standing position.

The "Har Ki Pouri" at Haridwar

The Temple and Statue is famous as "Har Ki Pauri", Which is located at the bank of sacred River Ganga in Haridwar city in Uttrakhand State, India. The name HAR ki POURI is taken from the name lord Shiva, the Devotees chant the Lord Shiva “HAR HAR MAHADEV”, and the work "KI" means “Of” and word POURI, represent the Steps.

So the meaning of HAR KI POURI is – The steps at bank of Holy River Ganga, where Lord Shiva landed.

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Hindu Devotees Gathering at Har ki Pouri - Haridwar (During Kumbh Mela)
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Hindu Devotees Gathering at Har ki Pouri - Haridwar
Hindu Devotees Gathering at Har ki Pouri - Haridwar | Source
Hindu Devotees Gathering at Har ki Pouri - Haridwar
Hindu Devotees Gathering at Har ki Pouri - Haridwar | Source

And the name of HARIDWAR is taken from the “Har Ki Pouri”.

The Haridwar is the combination of two words “Har ki Pauri” and “DWAR”, The meaning of DWAR is – entrance.

Name of the City "Haridwar" means: The Entrance for “Har ki Pouri”.Which is one among, seven holiest places of Hindus religion and considered a gateway going toward the God.

The Hindu philosophy behind the dwelling is – The Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva landed at this place to have a bath in Holy River Ganga, during their visit to the Brahmakund. And still the footprint of Lord Vishnu is available on the stone at the wall. Haridwar is also famous for Kumbh Mela (The massive gathering of millions of pilgrims and Hindu devotees).

Apart from its sacred trusts, Har ki Pauri also has its Ayurveda values. This is the entry point from where River Ganga leftwards the mountains of Himalayas and arrives to ground regions. So the water of Holy River Ganga at this location is untouched and fresh and also that derived overflowing the region of Himalaya where lots of Ayurveda herbs are available so the water contains the herbal fragments, which is a natural treatment for many skin ailments.

Lord Shiva Statue of Har ki Pauri

 
 
Statue
Lord Shiva of Har Ki Pauri
Depicts
Lord Shiva
Height
100 Feet (30.5 Meters)
Location
Haridwar, Uttrakhand
Erected in year
2012

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