Top Statues In India You Must See

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Thiruvalluvar Statue, Tamil Nadu

Thiruvalluvar statue stands 133 feet tall on a 38-foot pedestal. It celebrates philosopher-poet Thiruvalluvar. The statue was sculpted by V Ganapati Sthapati and inaugurated atop an island in the year 2000.

Thiruvalluvar Statue | Wikimedia Commons

Statue Of Equality, Hyderabad

This statue was inaugurated in February 2022 to honour Ramanuja, a prominent Vaishnavite from the 11th century. The figure stands at an impressive height of 216 feet, making it the world's second-tallest sitting statue.

Statue of Equality | Wikimedia Commons

Basaveshwara Statue, Karnataka

This 116 ft statue honours the 12th-century social reformer Basaveshwara. It features a zinc exterior making it visible throughout the city. Visitors can explore an adjacent art gallery, which provides insight into the life of Basaveshwara.

Basaveshwara Statue | Wikimedia Commons

Tathagata Tsal, Sikkim

A visit to Ravangla is incomplete without exploring Tathagata Tsal, popularly known as Buddha Park. The park is famous for its magnificent Lord Buddha statue that stands tall at 130 feet.

Tathagata Tsal | Wikimedia Commons

Maitreya Buddha, Ladakh

Diskit Monastery boasts a striking 106-foot-tall Maitreya Buddha statue. As Nubra Valley's oldest and largest monastery, it's a popular attraction known as the "Orchard of Ladakh," housing ancient Mongolian and Tibetan religious texts.

Maitreya Buddha | Wikimedia Commons

Murudeshwara Statue, Karnataka

The world's third tallest Lord Shiva statue stands at the Murudeshwara Temple in Uttara Kannada. This 237-foot-tall statue overlooks the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea coastline.

Lord Shiva statue | Unsplash

Adiyogi Shiva Statue, Tamil Nadu

The colossal 112-foot-tall statue of Shiva is located within the Isha Yoga Complex and is one of the most famous statues in India. Its construction involved using an impressive 500 tons of steel.

Adiyogi Shiva Statue | Wikimedia Commons

Statue Of Unity, Gujarat

On the banks of the Narmada River in Kevadiya stands the most famous statue of India, the Statue of Unity, also the world's tallest statue. The statue is 597 ft high and pays homage to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

Statue of Unity | Wikimedia Commons

The Great Buddha Statue, Bihar

Bodh Gaya is a popular destination among tourists and Buddhist pilgrims. One of the main attractions is the Great Buddha statue. Standing at 60 ft, the figure portrays Buddha in a meditation pose called "dhyana mudra."

The Great Buddha Statue | Wikimedia Commons

 Statue of Padmasambhava, Himachal Pradesh

The statue of Padmasambhava, the second Buddha, is 123 ft tall and a major attraction. In addition, there are two Buddhist monasteries at the site: the Drikung Kagyu Gompa and the Tso-Pema Orgyen Heru-Kai Nyingmapa Gompa.

Statue of Padmasambhava | Wikimedia Commons

Statue Of Oneness, Madhya Pradesh

The Statue of Oneness is 108 ft tall and celebrates the life and philosophy of Adi Shankracharya. It is nestled in the Mandhata Hills and depicts Shankracharya as a 12 year old boy when he is known to have visited the city.

Statue Of Oneness | advaita_parampare/instagram