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Mahashivratri 2022: A Look at the World’s Seven Tallest Shiva Statues

Mahashivratri: Shiva, the ‘Rudra’ god of creation and destruction, is widely venerated and revered throughout India and the world and epitomizes ‘power ‘/shakti.

Shiva seemingly contradictory attributes originate from his role as the universe’s supreme restorer of balance. Destruction is required to replenish and regenerate life forms and carry out evolution and transformation. And this devastation is multi-layered; it encompasses the death of the physical body and the destruction of impure, negative thoughts and concepts.

A beautiful, sophisticated, powerful thought expressing a very potent message demands a reduced form to enter the average man’s mentality. From ancient times, Mahashivratri the dedication and creation of Shiva statues have been a widespread ritual. There have been attempts to recreate Shiva statues to pay homage to the Holy Almighty, an effort to give this holy form a human shape on Mahashivratri. Let us look at some of Shiva’s material forms that have achieved importance due to their stature on this auspicious day of Mahashivratri.

Here are the seven tallest Shiva statues in the world:

Statue of Kailashnath Mahadev (144 ft)

The Kailashnath Mahadev monument in Nepal’s Kavrepalanchwok district is the world’s highest statue, which stands tall at number one. This 108-foot-tall statue was built on a 36-foot-high foundation, making it a 144-foot-tall figure in Hinduism.

Murudeshwar Statue of Shiva (123 ft)

The seated Shiva statue in Murudeshwar, Karnataka, is 123 feet tall. Murudeshwara is home to one of the world’s second-largest Shiva statues. Murudeshwar is Shiva’s other name.

Vadodara’s Sarveshwar Mahadev statue (120 ft)

The world’s third highest statue is Lord Shiva, who stands 120 feet tall in the center of Sur Sagar Lake in Vadodara, Gujarat.

Coimbatore’s Adiyogi statue (112 ft)

The Adiyogi Shiva is a majestic 112-foot monument that adorns the Velliangiri slopes. It is the fourth-tallest statue in the world. Guinness World Records has established it as the world’s ‘Largest Bust Sculpture,’ constructed of 500 tonnes of steel. It represents the 112 paths to liberation/moksha in yogic culture.

Mauritius’ Mangal Mahadev statue (108 ft)

Mangal Mahadev is the world’s fifth tallest statue, standing 108 feet tall in Mauritius’ Savanne area. Mangal Mahadev is a 33-meter-tall Hindu god Shiva sculpture standing with his Trishula at Ganga Talao, a crater lake in Mauritius’ Savanne area. It is the highest statue in Mauritius and is a duplicate of the Shiva statue in Sursagar Lake in Vadodara, Gujarat, India. The Mangal Mahadev Monument was completed during the Maha Shivratri period of 2008, while the “Sthapan” was completed in 2007. It is considered Mauritius’ on Mahashivratri as most sacred Hindu site. Around the Shiva Temple and the Mangal Mahadev statue on the banks of the Grand Bassin, there are temples dedicated to various Gods such as Durga, Hanuman, Lakshmi, and Ganesh.

Allahabad’s Mankamaeshwar Shiva statue (108 ft)

This is another 108-foot statue, which, along with the one in Mauritius, is ranked sixth. The 33-meter-high bull/Nandi in this monument adds to the overall distinctiveness of the scene.

Hardwar’s Har ki Pauri Shiva monument (100 ft)

A majestic Shiva statue stands 100 feet tall on the banks of the Ganges near Hardwar. It’s the sixth tallest Shiva statue in the world. Har Ki Pauri is a well-known ghat on the Ganges River in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India. This venerated site is a critical feature in Haridwar’s holy city. “Har” literally means “Lord Shiva,” the divinity of the Shaivite school of Hinduism, “ki” means “of,” and “Pauri” means “steps.” In the Vedic (old age), Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu are said to have visited the Brahmakund in Har ki Paudi. There is a big footprint on a stone wall that is supposed to belong to Lord Vishnu.

This article was shared with Prittle Prattle News as a Press Release by PRNewswire

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