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Top 10 tallest Hindu God Murtis (Statue or idol) in the World  http://www.hindu-blog.com/2010/11/top-10-tallest-hindu-god-murtis-statue.html


1 Shiva Kailash Nath, Mahadev Sanga, Nepal (143 Feet  44 Meters) 2010 http://www.kailashnathmahadevstatue.blogspot.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kailashnath_Mahadev_Statue
2 Murugan Murti, Batu Caves,Malaysia (42.7 meters) 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batu_Caves
3 Veera Abhaya Anjaneya Hanuman Swami Paritala Andhra Pradesh, India (41 meters)
4 Shiva Murudeshwara, Karnataka, India (37 meters)
5 Shiva Mangal Mahadev,Ganga Talao,Mauritius (108 Feet 33 Meters) 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinduism_in_Mauritius
6 Hanuman Murti, Shimla Himachal Pradesh. lndia (33 meters)
7 Hanuman Murti, Nandura, India (32 meters)
8 Shiva of the Har-ki-Pauri, Uttarakhand, India (30.5 meters)
9 Ganesha - Chinmaya Ganadhish Kolhapur, India (26 meters)
10 Hanuman Carapichaima, Trinidad and Tobago (85 Feet 26 Meters)
http://www.potomitan.info/ki_nov/inde/hanuman.php


10 TALLEST HINDU IDOL STATUES IN THE WORLD
Currently the tallest Hindu Statue is Shiva at Sanga in Nepal inaugurated in 2010.

In Hindu tradition, the Supreme Truth (Brahman) is beyond imagination.
In science, human need a material form as an object for learning and study.
So modern day devotees present Hinduism in size and height to the world in a visual form. (So as other religions)
 


10 TALLEST HINDU IDOL STATUES IN THE WORLD

 


 

10 TALLEST HINDU IDOL STATUES IN THE WORLD

1 2 3 4 5
Shiva Kailash Nath Mahadev Sanga, Murugan Murti Batu Caves Veera Abhaya Anjaneya Hanuman Swami Shiva Murudeshwara Shiva Mangal Mahadev
Shiva Kailash Nath Mahadev Sanga, Murugan Murti
Batu Caves,
Kuala Lumpur
 
Veera Abhaya Anjaneya Hanuman Swami
Paritala
Andhra Pradesh
Shiva Murudeshwara
Karnataka
Shiva Mangal Mahadev
Ganga Talao
Nepal Malaysia India  India  Mauritius
45 meters 42.7 meters 41 meters 37 meters 33 meters

6 7 8 9 10
Hanuman Murti Hanuman Murti Shiva of the Har-ki-Pauri Ganesha - Chinmaya Ganadhish Hanuman Carapichaima
Hanuman Murti
Shimla Himachal
Pradesh
Hanuman Murti
Nandura
Shiva of the Har-ki-Pauri
Uttarakhand
Ganesha - Chinmaya Ganadhish
Kolhapur
Hanuman Carapichaima
India India India India Trinidad 
33 meters 32 meters 30.5 meters 26 meters 26 meters

Lord Murugan statue

 

Lord Murugan statue
...the tallest statue of a Hindu deity in Malaysia...
...another master craft by sculptors from India...
42.7-meters (141 feet)

Located at the Sri Subramaniar Temple at the foot of Batu Caves,
 Declared open on Jan 29, 2006 (Sunday)

The above statue was once the World Tallest Hindu Statue since 2006 until 2010 when Shiva Statue in Nepal was inaugurated.

 

Ripley's Believe It or Not!
GENTING HIGHLANDS MALAYSIA
Certificate of Recognition to
Sri Maha Mariammam Temple Dhevasthanam
Kuala Lunpur
for Building the Majestic Statue of
"World Tallest Lord Murugan Statue"

Dato' Richard Koh
President
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Malaysia
Date: 11th February 2006

 

National Record
THE MALAYSIA BOOK of RECORDS

This Is To Certify That
SRI MAHAMARIAMMAN TEMPLE DHEVASTHANAM
is listed in
The Malaysook of Record
for having the
TALLEST MURUGAN STATUE
Venue : Sri Subramaniar Swamy Temple, BAtu Caves
Date January 29, 2006
 


Manifestation of Happiness
A shower of flowers fell from a hovering helicopter while hundreds of balloons floated into the air with 100,000 ethnic Indian Hindus watched during the opening ceremony on 29 January 2006 6.15pm. Works Minister S. Samy Vellu, Malaysia's top Indian politician, conducted the official unveiling of the statue.

World Tallest Lord Murugan statue
"This is the tallest statue of a Hindu deity in Malaysia," said temple Chairman R. Nadarajah. "It is also the tallest Lord Murugan statue in the world. We are trying to get it reported in the Guinness Book of World Records."

The statue is 42.7meters.

2.5 Million Malaysian Ringgit
The RM2.5 million
(US$670,000; Euro500,000) golden statue entered Malaysian Book of Records as the tallest statue of a Hindu deity in Malaysia.

15 Indian Sculptors
Fifteen sculptors from India and 15 other general workers took more than three years to build.

Construction Materials
1,550 cubic meters of concrete
250 tons of steel bars
300 liters of
gold paint from Thailand

Hindus in Malaysia
Malaysian Hindus regard Lord Murugan as a manifestation of valor, beauty, youthfulness, vitality, masculinity and happiness.



Batu Caves consists of three main caves and several smaller ones. Temple Cave or Cathedral Cave is the best known and biggest one. The ceiling is 100 meters above ground and this huge chamber is lit by daylight from several holes in the ceiling. Temple Cave features a Shrine to Lord Subramaniam, a Hindu deity which is visited by many devotees throughout the year.



Few other Indian temples in Malaysia :


 

BATU CAVES, KUALA LUMPUR

Batu Caves is 13 Kilometers north of Kuala Lumpur . The signature feature of this Hindu cave temple is the 272 steps staircase that leads to the cave. The cave is the temple for Hindu God Lord Muruga, also known as Lord Subramaniam.

A tall golden statue of lord Muruga is standing next to the staircase to welcome visitors. It is the tallest statue of lord Muruga in the world.

Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Kuala Lumpur

This oldest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur was started in 1873 by the Pillai family as a private shrine. In the late 1920s the Pillai family open the temple doors to the public and eventually handed the management over to a board of trustees. The initial temple structure was build in attap and gone through structural upgrade throughout the years. The current temple building completed in 1968. The impressive gateway to the temple (the gopuram) was completed in 1972. The new temple was consecrated in 1973.


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