Worlds Tallest Buddha Statue In Gujarat: The worlds tallest sitting Buddha is going to be built in Gujarat which is 108 meter tall.
The Gujarat govt is going to build the worlds tallest sitting Buddha which is about 108 meter long in Gujarat.
It is learnt that the statue is going to be built at Dev ni Mori near Shamlaji, 150 kms north of Ahmedabad. This statue will become the worlds second tallest Buddha statue after the Spring Temple in China (153 meters) and the first tallest of a sitting Buddha, beating a 92-meter sitting statue in Thailand.
The statue is designed in such a way that it will be covered by a seven-hooded Mucalinda, the mythological serpent who provided shelter when Buddha was in meditation.
At the International Buddhist Conference where 400 delegates from 26 nations participated a detailed report of the project has been presented at Bodh Gaya on September 5 which was also attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Gujarat Pavitra Yatradham Vikas Board (GPYVB) laid out the plan for a 100-acre development near the historic site, complete with a stupa, parks, monasteries set up by Buddhist countries from across the world exhibits and a library.
An architect firm has been finalized and the project work is expected to begin in year’s time and the budget allocation is not yet ascertained, said Anil Patel, secretary of Gujarat Pavitra Yatradham Vikas Board (GPYVB).
It will take five years to complete the project and a memorandum of understanding has also been signed between International Buddhist Confederation for project development and Gujarat Pavitra Yatradham Vikas Board (GPYVB).