Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tallest statue of Buddha in India!

On my recent visit to Hyderabad, this April, I happened to pass by MG Road overlooking the serene Hussain Sagar lake which was created in the 17th century.

MG Road bisects Hyderabad and Secunderabad and stretches along three kilometres. Many of the city dwellers enjoy the cool evenings
strolling along the sidewalk of this road, overlooking the lake. The other side of the road is lined with statues of eminent persons from Andhra Pradesh history.

Due to continuous traffic on the busy road, we could not stop by the lake; however I caught a fleeting glimpse of the imposing statue of Buddha in the middle of Hussain Sagar lake.

Here the statue of Gautam Buddha stands at a height of 56 feet in height (17 metres)
at the centre of the lake on a rock. It is the tallest monolithic statue of Buddha in India ! Made of white granite rock, it weighs a whopping 350 tonnes…. Indeed very heavy.

A fleeting glimpse of Buddha in daylight.
Lighted surroundings....
  And is ranked amongst the famous Buddha statues in the world.
The Buddha statue lighted at night in various hues....

The below link, list’s the top 10 famous Buddha statues in the world: