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32 feet tall monolithic statue of Saint Madhwacharya being installed at Kunjarugiri

32 feet tall monolithic statue of Saint Madhwacharya being installed at Kunjarugiri

Mangalore Today News Network

Kaup, Mar 28, 2017: As per the  plans of Phalimar seer the process of  installing a 32 feet tall  monolithic statue of saint Madhwacharya on a 40 feet tall cement pillar was initiated on March 27 at the Sri Durga Hills of Kunjarugiri in Kurkalu village.


Saint Madhwacharya

The preparations for the same  were underway since the past few days under the guidance of engineers from L &T. Though a technical snag cropped up in the process on Monday, the installation is  expected to be complete today (Tuesday).

Kunjarugiri hills is under the administration of Admar Mutt   and is close to the Pajaka Kshetra where the saint was born.

The 32 feet tall statue weighing 110 tonnes   stands on a 40 feet tall and 250 tonne weighing iron pillars  and has a  platform or Padma Peetha of 8 feet thickness.

The religious rituals in connection with the installation will be held from May 8 to 10, according to Sri Vidyadheesha  Theertha Swamiji of Phalimar Mutt.

The statue has been  sculpted  using the Koyna grey granite from Devanahalli near Bengaluru  by  internationally acclaimed sculptor Ashok Gudigar and his team.

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KRPrabhu, Mangaluru/Bangalore Tue, March-28-2017, 2:31
Mr.its a religious faith and matter of respect.Is it necessary do many masids around city in important places.Why you pray only in masjid,can’t you do it at home and use the money for needy people?
Harish chandra, mangluru Tue, March-28-2017, 1:29
Wow beautiful . When we hear of monolithic statue it reminds us of Gomateshwara.
Mohammed K Sali, Kundapur Tue, March-28-2017, 1:01
Are all these really necessary ? Instead offer to those who are in need of money
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