There are many statues in the world. A few known, many unknown!
A 216 feet high statue.. World’s second highest sitting statue… A statue celebrating the life of a hero.. A Hero who was born 1000 years ago … A broad minded person who regarded a non-bramhin as his guru … A revolutionist who after taking bath in the river went back to his asramam putting his hand over the shoulder of a disciple who belonged to a backward class….A hero who gave entrance as well as roles in the temple duties to the backward classes… The list goes on..
The hero is none other than Bhagavad Ramanujacharya. We are now celebrating his 1000 years appearance on earth. HH Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji is installing a 216 feet high statue in JIVA campus, Samshabad. The vigraham, STATUE OF EQUALITY will be consecrated in Feb/March of 2018. The construction is going on in three different places for this project.
The vigraham construction is in the final stages. The sheet metal for the Bhagavad Ramanuja’s tridandam is expected to be completed by 25th May. The work on chakram, sankham and tulasi beads will be finished in the month of June. With regards to the dynamic fountain, casting and grinding of elephants, loins and birds has been completed. The action mechanism of the dynamic fountain is under fabrication.
At the site, fixing of all elephants is complete. Welding and grinding of 5th level lotus petals have been completed and all the 4th level lotus petals have been shifted for erection and fixed 7 big and small lotus petals of 4th level. 31 out of 33 columns have been installed so far and 230 beams out of 244 beams have been erected at the level of 10 meters height. 250 of 350 beams erection completed from 10 to 17.5 meters height.
In the Bhadravedi temple complex stone construction upto 20 sq meters has been constructed. Till now 26 truckloads of material has been received at site. 6th consignment is expected to arrive Chennai port on 11 May 2017. Seventh consignment is ready for dispatch.
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