The Buddha Statue in Hussain sagar

The Buddha Statue in Hussain sagar is the largest monolith statue of Gautam Buddha in India. It was carved out of a single granite rock by 40 sculptors under the guidance of Ganapati Stapathi. It was transported on a massive carriage with 192 wheels over a distance of 60 Kms., and installed here in December, 1992. Four people, including a engineer died when they were transporting the statue on a barge, which unfortunately lost balance and fell in to the water.

Gautam Buddha Statue is located in the middle of the Hussain Sagar Lake and stands on what is known as the Rock of Gibraltar. The statue is 19m in height and weighs more than 400 tonnes and is world's largest single stone statue of the Buddha. The statue took 200 sculptors and 2 years to complete. Two beautifully decorated floating decks shuttle between the statue and the Lumbini Park several times every day.

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