108-Ft Tall Adi Shankaracharya Statue Unveiled In MP’s Omkareshwar; Pics & Videos Here

by Shreya Rathod
108-Ft Tall Adi Shankaracharya Statue Unveiled In MP’s Omkareshwar; Pics & Videos Here

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan unveiled the 108-foot-tall statue of Adi Guru Shankaracharya atop the Mandhata mountain in Omkareshwar, Khargone district. The event was graced by saints among other dignitaries. Here’s a glimpse of the statue of Indian Vedic Scholar Adi Shankaracharya in MP!

Statue Of Adi Shankaracharya Unveiled In MP!

The statue of Adi Shankaracharya, a Vedic philosopher and teacher who lived in the eighth century, would be known as the Statue of Oneness and stand for harmony and peace. The MP Cm laid the cornerstone for the ₹2,200 crore Advait Lok project. He was accompanied at the statue’s unveiling by Usha Thakur, the minister for culture, Swami Avdheshanand Giri Maharaj, Paramatmanand, Swami Swaroopanand, and Swami Teerthanand Maharaj, as well as almost 5,000 other sages and saints from all over the nation.

Everyone was welcomed to the spiritual centre by cultural dance groups from several states, who also showcased Shaivite traditions. According to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the Adi Guru Shankaracharya statue would spread a message of peace and togetherness throughout the world. Adi Guru Shankaracharya is depicted as a 12-year-old child prodigy in the 108-foot-tall statue. It weighs about 100 tonnes and is supported by a pedestal that is 75 feet tall.

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Under the supervision of sculptor Bhagwan Rampure and painter Vasudev Kamath, the statue, which is mounted on a 16-foot stone lotus, was sculpted. There were 290 panels used to build the statue. The statue is composed of copper, zinc, and tin. The entire substructure was built using premium 250-ton stainless steel.

Pics & Videos Of The Statue

The Internet is filled with videos and images of the newly unveiled statue.

In a little town in the state of Kerala in southern India, Adi Shankaracharya was born around 788 AD. He displayed a keen interest in spiritual issues and the nature of the cosmos at a very young age. At the age of 16, he gave up on the world and embarked on a spiritual quest that would take him throughout India.

Adi Shankaracharya acquired knowledge of India’s various spiritual traditions while travelling. And eventually came to regard them as all being a part of a single, undivided tradition.

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In the end, Adi Shankaracharya was able to bring together all of India’s various religious groups into one functional totality.

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