Nepal President to inaugurate `world`s tallest` Shiva statue

Last Updated: Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 20:22

Kathmandu: The world`s largest Shiva
statue, built at the cost of Rs. 7 crore near the capital,
will be inaugurated by Nepal`s President Ram Baran Yadav on
June 21.

Kailashnath Mahadev statue (143 feet) complex at
Sanga, located 20-km east of Kathmandu, is spread in 400,000
sq feet area and houses a 16 delux room resort, spa, yoga,
health club and meditation centre.

It will also include a children’s park, physiotherapy,
steam and sauna bath facilities.

The statue, which is made of cement, concrete and iron
is coated with zinc and copper. It depicts Lord Shiva carrying
a trishul in his hand while a snake is resting on his
shoulder.

Swami Madhav Ashramji Maharaj, the Shankaracharya of
Badridham in India, will be present at the inaugural function,
according to the organisers. They hope it will give a boost to
the tourism sector, the main stay of Nepal`s economy.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 20:22

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