Tallest Shiva Statue Inaugurated in Sanga (13 photos)
Honorable Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Mr.Sarat Singh Bhandari inaugurated the 143-foot tall statue of Lord Shiva at Chittapol VDC-5, Bhaktapur, amid a function on June21,2010.
The colossal statue of Lord Shiva is said to be the biggest in South Asia. The statue was constructed on the initiative of Mr.Kamal Jain. Mr .Jain has also contributed to construct a park in the area. The park that spreads over 75 ropanis has a 32-bed Ayurvedic hospital, a spa and meditation centers.
“The construction of such a huge statue of Lord Shiva in our country will be helpful for the development of both the religious and tourism sectors in Nepal,” said Honorable Minister Mr.Bhandari.
The park and the statue were constructed at the cost of around Rs.120 million, according to Mr.jain. One has to pay NRs. 20 to enter the park and temple.
News Source: NTB Newsletter
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