Sawan 2023: The holy month of Sawan continues. People remain engrossed in devotion to Shiva throughout this month. It is a belief that all wishes are fulfilled by worshiping Lord Shiva in this month of Sawan. Along with this, going to Bholenath’s temple also has its own significance. If you too are planning to visit Lord Shiva’s temple this Sawan, then definitely visit these places.
Sawan 2023 Tallest Lord Shiva Statues in India
Sawan 2023: These days people across the country are engrossed in the devotion of Lord Shiva. In the holy month of Sawan, people spend most of their time in worshiping Bholenath. It is believed that worshiping Lord Shiva during this time fulfills all wishes. Visiting Bhole Baba’s temple in the month of Sawan is also considered to be of great importance. Along with twelve Jyotirlingas, there are many such famous temples in the country, where a large number of people come to visit.
If you are also planning to visit Lord Shiva this Sawan, then today in this article we are going to tell you about the huge idols of Lord Shiva present in the country, where you can visit.
Lord Shiva Statue – 108 feet (33 meters) – Nathdwara, Rajasthan
The Lord Shiva Statue in Nathdwara is a statue of Lord Shiva located in the town of Nathdwara in the state of Rajasthan, India. The statue stands at a height of 108 feet (33 meters), making it one of the tallest statues of Lord Shiva in India. The statue was inaugurated in 2010 and was constructed by the Shrinathji Temple Trust, which manages the nearby Shrinathji Temple, a major pilgrimage site for Hindus. The statue is made of concrete and is designed in a traditional Indian style.
Shiva of Murudeshwara – 82 feet (25 meters) – Murudeshwara, Karnataka
The Murudeshwari Shiva statue in Karnataka is the second-largest Shiva statue in the world. Here Lord Shiva is seen doing spiritual practice. The 123 feet (37 m) tall statue was sculpted by Kashinatha of Shivamogga and several other sculptors.
Adiyogi Shiva Statue – 112 feet (34 meters) – Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
The Adiyogi Shiva statue located in Tamil Nadu is one of the largest in the country. The name of this statue present in Coimbatore is also included in the Guinness World Records. The weight of this 112 feet high statue is about 500 tonnes. Here there is a half statue of Lord Shiva with eyes closed, which people come from all over the world to see.
Namchi Shiva Statue (Sikkim)
The Namchi Shiva statue in Gangtok, Sikkim is also one of the largest Shiva statues in India. 92 km from Gangtok, this statue has been made in the temple situated on the hill of Namchi town, where 12 Jyotirlingas are also depicted. This 108 feet high Shiva idol is known as Siddheshwar Dham and Kirateshwar Mahadev(Sawan 2023).
Har Ki Pauri, Haridwar (Uttarakhand)
Another huge statue of Lord Shiva is situated near Har Ki Pauri on the banks of the river Ganga in Haridwar. This standing statue built on the banks of the Ganges can be seen from a long distance. This colossal statue is located in the Swami Vivekananda Park and is 100 feet tall.
Kailashnath Mahadev Statue – 143 feet (43.5 meters) – Sanga, Nepal (near India-Nepal border)
The Kailashnath Mahadev Statue is a statue of Lord Shiva located in Sanga, a village in Nepal near the India-Nepal border. The statue stands at a height of 143 feet (43.5 meters), making it the tallest Shiva statue in the world. It was completed in 2010 and was constructed by the AIG group, a Nepali business conglomerate, using copper, zinc, steel, and cement.
The statue depicts Lord Shiva sitting in a meditative pose on top of Mount Kailash, which is considered to be his abode according to Hindu mythology. The statue is surrounded by a park that covers an area of over 10 acres and includes several other smaller statues and shrines.
Mangal Mahadev Statue, Haryana
There is a huge idol of God named Mangal Mahadev in Haryana. Its height is about 101 feet. If you are planning to visit Bholenath this Sawan, then you can go here.
Shiva Statue at Bijapur – 60 feet (18 meters) – Bijapur, Karnataka
The Shiva Statue at Bijapur is a statue of Lord Shiva located in the city of Bijapur in the state of Karnataka, India. The statue is situated at the Shivagiri Temple complex, which is located on the outskirts of the city. The statue stands at a height of 85 feet (26 meters) and is made of concrete and steel. The statue is designed in a modern style. The Shivagiri Temple complex also includes several smaller shrines and temples dedicated to other Hindu deities, as well as a meditation hall and a garden. The complex is a popular pilgrimage site for Hindus and tourists alike, particularly during the annual Maha Shivaratri festival, which celebrates Lord Shiva(Sawan 2023).