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After the Statue of Unity, India once again made a global record with Vishwas Swaroopam, the statue of belief. The statue of Shiva or Vishwas Swaroopam is the tallest statue of Lord Shiva in the world. Here is a blog describing every detail of the statue.
As the name suggests, Vishwas Swaroopam symbolizes trust and belief. It depicts the figurine of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is one of the most revered deities in Hinduism and has many forms. In Hindu mythology, he is treated as the supreme god along with Tridev, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Brahma. He is the Destroyer and the Creator. He is known by many names. Inaugurated on 29 October 2022, The Statue of Trust or Vishwas Swaroopam or the Statue of Belief is the tallest statue of Lord Shiva in the world. It is counted as one among the tallest statues of India. It is constructed in Nathdwara, Rajasthan, which is also famous for its Shrinathji Temple.
History of the Statue of Belief or Vishwas Swaroopam:
The famous Indian businessman and trustee for the Tat Padam Sansthan, Madan Paliwal, conceived the construction of Vishwas Swaroopam. The historical construction was started in April 2013 by the Shapoorji Pallonji Group. The 369 feet tall Vishwas Swaroopam is the tallest statue of Lord Shiva in Nathdwara, Rajasthan, followed by the Kailashnath Mahadev Statue in Nepal, the second tallest Shiva statue in the world.
How to reach the Statue of Belief or Vishwas Swaroopam:
Vishwas Swaroopam, or the Statue of Belief, is situated in Ganesh Tekri, Nathdwara, Rajsamand District, Rajasthan, India. You can reach Nathdwara by getting a bus from Udaipur. Udaipur airport is the nearest airport to Nathdwara.
The posture of the Statue of Belief or Vishwas Swaroopam:
In Vishwas Swaroopam, Shiva is depicted in a seated posture. Seating his legs crossed, he is holding a trishula in his left hand. While his left foot is placed on his right knee, he is seen in deep meditation.
Construction of the Statue of Belief or Vishwas Swaroopam:
The Statue of Belief, or Vishwas Swaroopam, has undergone different phases of design, construction, and inauguration. The planning and designing started in 2011, the construction began in 2013, and it was completed in 2019. The statue was inaugurated in October 2022 in the presence of the state’s CM and other dignities.
Quick facts about the Statue of Belief or Vishwas Swaroopam:
Here are some quick facts which you must know about the tallest Shiva Statue in the world:
- Vishwas Swaroopam is situated 45 kilometers away from Udaipur.
- It is positioned on a mountaintop over a region of 51 bighas.
- Morari Bapu laid the project’s cornerstone in 2012.
- After the inauguration in 2022, a nine days celebration marked the joy comprising religious, spiritual, and cultural events.
- The statue is constructed of steel framing, reinforced by concrete and brass coating, and bronze cladding.
- Further, its surface is sprayed with liquid zinc and then coated with copper.
- The color of the statue has a copper appearance.
- It took around ten years to complete the Statue of Belief or Vishwas Swaroopam.
- The statue used around three thousand tonnes of steel, iron, concrete, and sand and 2.5 lakh cubic tonnes of concrete.
- The exact height of the Statue of Belief, or Vishwas Swaroopam, is 369 feet.
- It is visible from a distance of 20 km.
- The geographical coordinates of Vishwas Swaroopam are 24.9190°N 73.8178°E.
Biggest Tourist Attraction in Nathdwara, Rajasthan:
After Shrinathji Temple, Vishwas Swaroopam is the biggest tourist attraction in Nathdwara, Rajasthan. The interior of the statue comprises an exhibition hall and viewing galleries for the public. All floors are accessible by elevators. Beside Lord Shiva sitting Nandi, his bull, measuring 25 X 37 feet.
The 16-acre front ground of Vishwas Swaroopam includes the following:
- A parking space.
- A laser fountain.
- Three herbal gardens.
- Handicraft and souvenir shops.
- Musical fountains.
- A pond.
- A food court.
- A jungle cafe
The tourists can enjoy the local sites with a mini-toy train. They can also enjoy adventure sports, including bungee jumping in India, zip lining, and go-karting.
Projects like Vishwas Swaroopam contribute significantly to the country’s tourism and GDP. Attracting tourists worldwide helps in boosting India’s rank on a global level. Book the tickets to this new venture of Rajasthan Tourism for your next vacation.
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