Tallest statues in the
world: Lord Siva
Kailashnath Mahadev statue
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Statue is a Shiva statue situated in Sanga, the border of Bhaktapur
and Kavrepalanchwok districts in Nepal. This is the world's tallest Lord
Shiva Statue. It is 143 feet high and is situated 20 km from Kathmandu,
Nepal.. The statue is made of copper, cement, zinc and steel. Kamal Jain was
responsible for the building of this structure.
This statue has attracted tourism into Nepal, as it is the tallest such
statue. There are around 5,000 visitors on a week day and larger crowds on
weekends, national holidays and festivals.
The construction of this statue started in 2004 and was completed in 2011.
It took 7 years to complete. There was a 100 feet foundation which had to be
made due to it being situated on a mountain. There were also many other
precautions which needed to be considered as the mountain can have
landslides. The biggest challenge was making sure that the landslides do not
cause any harm to the statue and the surrounding area. There was more than
one head engineer through the construction period as the statue slowly
started to require more qualified engineers. There was a head designer
in-charge who came every week from India to make sure that the body
structure was being properly designed.
It is spread in 400,000sq. ft area and
houses a 16 deluxe room resort, spa, yoga, health club and meditation centre.
There is also a children's park and other recreational features
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