Ram Mandir might not be reality yet as the case is still pending in the Supreme Court. But that hasn't stopped Uttar Pradesh state government to build a gigantic Statue for Lord Rama. UP CM Yogi Adityanath has approved the proposal to build Statue of Lord Rama. Lord Rama's proposed statue would be 221 metres tall and going to be the World's Tallest Statue.
The actual height of the proposed statue of Lord Rama will be 151 metres above a 50-metre pedestal and on top of it, there will be an umbrella that is expected to be another 20 metres high. Thus, the total height of the statue would be 221m. It is going to beat the famous Statue of Unity, the statue of Sardar Vallabhai Patel, which is currently the world's tallest statue with a height of 182 metres.
While the cost of the statue is not revealed yet, the whole statue would be made of bronze. Also, UP government hasn't fixed the location of the statue. And the source of funding for the statue is also not known yet.
What's more? It is buzzed that the flow of river Saryu would be diverted in such a way that the water touches the feet of Lord Ram statue once it is ready. The irrigation department of UP said to have begun the work. Also, it is learnt that the soil testing is being done for installing the statue.
Apparently, there will be two idols of Lord Rama. One idol will be placed inside the temple for worshipping and another idol would be erected outside the temple. Yogi's government is weighing various options in order to do it in a proper manner that people's faith would be respected. This is not all. A museum showcasing the history of Ram Janmabhoomi and related subjects will also be constructed in and around the statue of Lord Rama.
UP state government is on lookout for an architect to build the statue of Lord Rama. Meanwhile, five shortlisted companies have already given presentations to CM Yogi Adityanath on Saturday (24th Nov) evening.