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Descripción:World’s Tallest Ganesha Idol in Kolhapur, Maharashtra
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Ever wondered which is the tallest and the biggest Ganesh Statue? The 66-feet Chinmaya Ganadhish idol in Kolhapur is at present considered to be the tallest Ganesha idol in the world. The idol sits on 24-feet Dhyana Nilayam (raised platform). Thus the statue is 90 feet from the ground level. This tall Ganapati is a permanent statue unlike the idols created during Ganesh Chaturthi.
The Khairatabad Ganesha, usually more than 40 feet, was considered to be the world’s tallest Ganesh Chaturthi idol but it an idol in Vijayawada for Ganesh Chaturthi 2009 at 58 feet is now the tallest Vinayaka Chaturthi idol.
Sculptured as mentioned in the Shastras (scriptures), the Ganesh idol is made up of concrete (cement) and weighs around 800 metric tonnes. The idol was completed in 18 months and nearly 50 skilled workers were involved in the construction along with scores of Chinmaya volunteers and Ganesha devotees.
The statue was erected in November 2001 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee year of the Chinmaya Mission. It is located at the Chinmaya Sandeepany Ashram, Toap –Sambhapur, Kolhapur, Maharashtra.
But why such a big Ganesh Idol?
Chinmaya Mission feels a small statue can be raised by a small number of people. But when thousands of Chinmaya devotees all over the world are involved in a project, naturally it has to reach that height.
The statue symbolizes what collective effort and unity can achieve.
Chinmaya Ganadhish is the presiding deity of Chinmaya Sandeepany Ashram situated on the Pune-Bangalore highway National Highway 4 (NH-4). The Ashram is about 15 km from Kolhapur railway station, while going towards Pune.
Tallest statue of Lord Ganesh in the world
Situated at Chinmaya Sandeepany Ashram on the Pune-Bangalore Highway, Chinmaya Ganadhish is acclaimed as the tallest statue of Lord Ganesh in the world. It is the presiding deity of Chinmaya Sandeepany Ashram. The actual height of the statue is 66 feet and it is seated on the Dhyana Nilayam 24 ft high. The meditation hall has a life-sized sculpture of H H Swami Chinmayanandaji.
Chinmaya Sandeepany Ashram is about 15 km from Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus Railway Station at Kolhapur. Trains are available from Mumbai and Bangalore.
World’s Tallest Ganesha Statue In Kolhapur, Maharashtra
The 66 feet Ganesha statue is the world tallest statue present in presiding deity of Chinmaya Sandeepany Ashram situated on the Pune-Bangalore National highway 4, Kolhapur, Maharashtra. The Chinmaya Ganadhish idol in Kolhapur seated on the 24 feet Dhyana Nilayam with actual height of statue 66 feet, hence the Chinmaya Ganadhish statue stands 90 feet from ground up and become a world tallest idol of Lord Ganesha.
The Idol was constructed with cement & concrete with 18 month work of approximately 50 skilled workers. The Lord Ganesha Statue was open for public on the day of Golden Jubilee year of the Chinmaya movement 18th November, 2001.
The Sandeepany Ashram's world tallest Ganapati idol is not like the idols created during Ganesh Chaturthi but its a permanent statue for worshiped whole year by devotee.
Web recomendada: http://www.chinmayaganadhish.com/
Inserción: 2014-08-05 12:48:35
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