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.
Nepal’s Kailashnath Mahadev statue standing tall in the Kavrepalanchwok district is the tallest statue in the world. This statue has been found on 36 feet high ground, which adds up to make it a 144 feet statue.
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.
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.
A 112 feet magnificent statue gracing the Velliangiri foothills is the Adiyogi Shiva. It is the fourth tallest statue. It has been recognized as the ‘Largest Bust Sculpture’ in the world by the Guinness World Records.
Mangal Mahadev statue in Savanne district of Mauritius is the fifth tallest statue in the world.
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.
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.