|World's tallest Statue of " Lord Shiva"|
The statue is 108feet tall after the holy number ‘108’ in Hindu mythology. When the foundation of 36 feet is added the total height of the statue comes to be 144 feet.
It was inaugarated by the Minister for Tourism Sharad singh Bhandari on june 20th . It's construction took 6 years and involved 100 Nepali and skilled labors from India. The construction of foundation alone took two years. To protect the statue from natural factors like sun, wind, and rain, it is coated with zinc. It is further coated with copper on top of zinc coating. According to Kamal Jain, the outer cover of the statue contain 6000 kgs of zinc and copper.
The builders claim that it is not only world's tallest Lord Shiva's Statue but also world's tallest Hindu Religion Statue. This tallest statue of height 144 feet lies in Sanga, Bhaktapur District, which is 20 km east of capital city Kathmandu.
A concept of homestay has also been launched in this site to promote local tourism.
This is definitely a must visit for tourists planning to visit Nepal in Nepal Tourism Year 2011.
Happy Visiting to Sanga.........