7 Tallest Statues of Lord Shiva Around The World
On this auspicious occasion of Maha Shivratri, let’s take a look at some of those material forms of Shiva that have gained prominence owing to their stature. Here are the seven tallest statues of Lord Shiva around the world:
Kailashnath Mahadev Statue (144 ft):
Nepal’s Kailashnath Mahadev statue standing tall in the Kavrepalanchwok district is the tallest statue in the world. One hundred eight feet tall following the holy number 108 in Hinduism, this statue has been found on 36 feet high ground, which adds up to make it a 144 feet statue.
Murudeshwar Shiva statue (123 ft):
Murudeshwara hosts one of the second most giant Shiva statues in the world. Shiva’s other name is Murudeshwar. The seated Shiva statue here in Karnataka in the town of Murudeshwar is 123 feet tall.
Sarveshwar Mahadev statue in Vadodara (120 ft):
The 120-feet tall statue of Lord Shiva, situated in the middle of Sur Sagar lake in Vadodara, Gujarat, is the world’s third tallest statue.
Adiyogi statue in Coimbatore (112 ft):
A 112 feet magnificent statue gracing the Velliangiri foothills is the Adiyogi Shiva. It is the fourth tallest statue. Built with 500 tonnes of steel, it has been recognized as the ‘Largest Bust Sculpture’ in the world by the Guinness World Records.
Mangal Mahadev statue in Mauritius (108 ft):
Mangal Mahadev statue in Savanne district of Mauritius is the fifth tallest statue in the world.
Mankamaeshwar Shiva statue in Allahabad (108 ft):
This is again a 108 feet statue that ranks fifth in position along with the one in Mauritius. The 33 metres high bull/Nandi in this statue adds uniqueness to the whole visual.
Har ki Pauri Shiva statue in Hardwar (100 ft):
The 100-feet statue located on the banks of the Ganges in Hardwar is a beautiful Shiva statue. It is the sixth tallest Shiva statue.