Saturday, January 29, 2011

Kailashnath Mahadev Statue

Kailashnath Mahadev Statue (कैलाशनाथ महादेव की मूर्ति) is a Shiva statue situated in Sanga, the border of Bhaktapur andKavrepalanchok districts in Nepal.This is the World's Tallest Lord Shiva Statue

World's Tallest Lord Shiva Statue 143 Feet
This is the World's tallest Lord Shiva statue till date.It is 143 feet high and is situated 20km from Kathmandu,Nepal.the construction for this gigantic dream come true statue completed in 2012 and started in 2004.the statue has been made of copper,cement,zinc and steel.To make this gigantic structure possible there were many professional workers and statue makers.It's construction started in 2004 and now in 2010 it was inaagurated by the tourist minister and the 1 of the only four in the world "the badridams shankracharya" a preist . this staue is made by an indian Mr. Kamal Jain a industrialist in nepal who is owns  hilltake industies ltd.The great Indian soul behind this is Mr.Kamal Jain,who made this structure possible.This statue is in a mountain which was had a very uneducated environment and also the people there were very unfriendly has been told.therefore due to the problems which the villagers created in the construction the workers had to face a lot of problems and deal with them.The community is now much better and due to the establishment of this statue in this mountain there is a lot of development which can be seen and also the people there have started earning more due to the tourism around the mountain.Mr.Kamal Jain is the man who imagined this gigantic statue and make he made his imagination come true.It took him two years just to find an appropriate location for this statue.When he found this land it was worse than a jungle but he took the trouble as a challenge.when the press asked him about how did he manage to do something so big, he simply says "Its not me who did this but its the god and his support which helped me to do this".


Tourism

This statue has attracted a lot of tourism into nepal due to it being the tallest since it was established .It is in the top places to visit inNepal in many magazines and also in the recognized tourism board of Nepal.there are more than 10'000 visitors in this statue on a week day and on weekends and national holidays or festivals the crowd becomes controllable .The economy of Bhaktapur has certainly benefited through this statue.
It has been made by an indian citizen and he has continued to develop and maintain the site without any support of the government of nepal.This statue stands on the 32nd position in the list of statues by height in the whole world.

Design and Construction

This statue's design and structure has been adapted from a Hindu god Lord Shiva as the statue represents Lord Shiva. The construction for this statue started in 2004 and was completed in 2010. it took it 6 years to complete because of the long process which was required to make this gigantic structure.There was a 100 feet foundation which had to be encountered then 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 and other natural activities.To make this statue cope with all of them there was so much of time taken.Most of the workers were from India as there were very few experienced workers in Nepal available. there was more than one head engineer through the construction period as the statue slowly started to require more and more qualified engineers. there was a head design in-charge also who came every week from India and would make sure that the body structure is appropriate.



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Mr. Kamal Jain

Mr. Kamal Jain is a well known business man and is a carries a very creative personality. he is famous for always bringing new types of projects and products in Nepal through hilltake pvt ltd.
He is the man who has made this statue and has sacrificed so much of time money and patience to make this gigantic imagination into real structure.Words are less to describe him.he is an indian and has been living in Nepal since the last 22 years now. If Mr.Kamal Jain wanted he could have made a hospital or a school and could get into good business through the name of social work but he is a man of bigger thinking and therefore made a temple.
This is an article which Mr.Kamal jain had answered to after the inauguration of KAILASHNATH MAHADEV STATUE.

Kamal jain said to an reporter :

KATHMANDU: "When I first came to Nepal nearly 20 years ago, I immediately felt a special rapport with Pashupatinath," says Kamal Jain, who left the family home and business in Siliguri to make a fresh start in the Himalayan nation. "Living in Kathmandu was like living under his wing. I had always wanted to pay a special tribute to him."

On Monday, when Nepal celebrated Mahashivarati with fervour, the 46-year-old had wanted to unveil his tribute: a colossal 108ft statue of Shiva.

"To my knowledge, it is the biggest Hindu religious icon in the world," says Jain, who chairs Hilltake Industries Pvt Ltd, which manufactures plastic water storage tanks and currently, has an annual turnover of NRS 250-300 million.

The idea came to him seven years ago when he visited Gurgaon in India and viewed the immense Shiva statute in the Birla temple there. "From that day, that thought drove me all day and night," he says. "I too wanted to build a colossal statue of Shiva in Nepal. I thought that would be a life-time achievement."

The work began in the temple town of Bhaktapur four years ago. The main artisans are from India. The statue itself has cost Jain about NRS 25 million while he estimates it would require another NRS 10 million to finish the project. In addition, there is the money spent on acquiring the land and building the temple.

"I had wanted to unveil the statue today on the occasion of Mahashivaratri," says Jain, who forsook the Pashupatinath temple, where nearly 400,000 devotees flocked Monday, to visit the Bhaktapur shrine. "However, you can’t dictate time to artistes and the work could not be completed."

He estimates it will take another five to six months for the project to be over. However, his disappointment turned to joy Monday when hundreds of people turned up at his temple to worship the image on Mahashivaratri.

"I am a Jain by religion but then, Jainism rose from Hinduism," Jain says. "While Jainism forbids the worship of images, the restriction is meant for ascetics, not for grihasthas."

According to reports, Jain’s Shiva may not be the highest. There is a Hanuman statue in Mumbai that is said to be 111ft high. However, his idol may still win the battle of heights since the pedestal of his Shiva is 40 ft above ground."


 

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hey this is something to be proud of!!!!

WOW !!! Mr.Kamal Jain thanks a lot. i never knew that the tallest lord shiva statue is located in nepal.it is awesome, i need to come to nepal now

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