Lord Hanuman, worshipped all across India is one of the most loved Gods in Hinduism. Born to Vayu (the Wind God) and Anjana Devi, he is one of the seven chiranjeevis (immortal ones). Lord Hanuman, also known as Anjaneya, Mahavir and Bajrangbali is known for power, courage and selfless service. The divine vanara is one of the central characters in the Ramayana. It’s believed that worshipping Lord Hanuman will bring peace, courage and prosperity in one’s life while driving away obstacles and evil spirits. So, here are 5 incredibly tall statues of Lord Hanuman in India that will leave you awestruck.
1. Paritala Anjaneya Temple In Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh’s Paritala Anjaneya Temple houses one of the world’s tallest Hanuman statues. The Veera Abhaya Anjaneya Hanuman Swami statue stands at a height of 135 feet. It’s nestled in Paritala, a town near Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh. Installed in 2003, this statue is magnanimous. The Paritala Anjaneya Temple is nestled at the base of the statue. Many domestic and international tourists visit this Lord Hanuman statue that’s taller than Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer.
2. Jakhoo Temple In Himachal Pradesh
Jakhoo Temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman is situated in Shimla’s highest point, Jakhoo Hill. According to a legend, Lord Hanuman stopped at this point on Jakhoo Hill to take some rest before continuing his quest for the Sanjeevani Booti to cure Lakshman. This temple has a gigantic statue of Lord Hanuman spanning 108 feet in height. This statue towers high above the beautiful Deodar trees and overlooks the abundant monkey population in the vicinity.
3. Nalco Temple In Odisha
Nalco Temple in Damanjodi, Odisha features a Lord Hanuman statue that stands at a glorious height of 108.9 feet. This divine statue can be spotted from anywhere in Damanjodi town. This Damanjodi Hanuman statue is adorned with garlands, his regal ‘mukut’ ( crown) and his iconic ‘gada’ (mace). This mace was gifted by Lord Kubera, who’s worshipped by wrestlers to date. The life-like statue of Lord Hanuman has a creamy-white hue. Just like the name Bajrangbali suggests, his hands and legs resemble powerful lightning bolts.
4. Nandura Murti In Maharashtra
Made entirely of marble, the Lord Hanuman statue in Nandura, Maharashtra is a sight to behold. This 105 feet tall Lord Hanuman statue holds a mace in one hand and gives blessings with the other. Nestled on the National Highway 6, it’s one of the tallest Hanuman statues in India and the world. The sheer magnificence of this statue will leave you bowing your head, taking his blessings while you go on your journey.
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5. Sankat Mochan Hanuman In Delhi
“Sankat Mochan” means the one who eradicates pain, sorrow and suffering. The 108-feet tall Sankat Mochan Hanuman in Delhi’s Karol Bagh is one of the most famous statues in India. This is nestled in Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir, one of the oldest temples in the country, built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1724. This south-facing Hanuman statue holding a mace on one hand and the other hand on his chest, showing the image of Ram, Lakshman and Sita in his chest, is a divine idol. This is one of the main tourist attractions of Delhi and the Sankat Mochan Hanuman has been featured in many movies and TV shows.
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Devotees of Lord Hanuman must visit these glorious Lord Hanuman statues that are larger than life and will fill your hearts with hope and devotion. Hampi believed to be the birthplace of Lord Hanuman will soon get the world’s tallest Hanuman at 705 feet in height. It will be a matter of time before you can visit this beautiful statue to receive your blessings.