For centuries, India has been the land where religion and spirituality are fostered. Go on a trip through the streets of India, and the only thing that probably comes close to the variety of food on offer are the gods and goddesses of our country. Others might call it an obsession. Maybe they haven’t read about Italy or France. Maybe they haven’t seen Christ the Redeemer overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro. Our country has its own collection of mighty statues, of what is holy and pure. Here is a list of the tallest statues in India.
Veera Abhaya Anjaneya Hanuman Swami
Paritala Anjaneya Temple is dedicated to Hanuman, and is the tallest statue of Hanuman in the world. It is located in Andhra Pradesh, in the village of Paritala on NH-9, approximately 30 kilometres from Vijayawada. Installed in 2003, this figure of Hanuman stands 41 metres tall, and is taller than Christ the Redeemer of Brazil, making it the tallest statue in India (but only for a few more years.)
Location: Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
Height: 41 metres
Completed in: 2003