The Statue of Equality also referred to as the Ramanuja statue is the 11th-century old Vaishnavaite saint Bhagavad Ramanuja. It is located on the premises of the Chinna Jeeyar Trust at Muchintal Hyderabad. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Vasant Panchmi inaugurated the 216-foot tall “Statue of Equality”. This statue of Ramanujacharya Ji is a symbol of his knowledge, detachment, and ideals. According to the Prime Minister’s Office, the Statue commemorates Ramanujacharya who promoted the idea of equality in all aspects of living including faith, caste, and creed.
The architecture of the figurine –
The statue is made of “Panchaloha” a combination of five metals: gold, silver, copper, brass, and zinc. It is among one of the tallest metallic statues in sitting positions in the world. It is mounted on a 54 feet high base building named “Bhadra Vedi”, which has floors devoted to a Vedic digital library and research centre. There are ancient Indian texts, a theater, an educational gallery detailing many works of Shri Ramanujacharya.
Important facts about the Statue of Equality:
- The statue is made up of “panchaloha”, a combination of five metals – gold, silver, copper, brass, and zinc.
- This is a 216 feet tall metallic statue built in a sitting position.
- It is mounted on a 54 feet high base building named “Bhadra Vedi”.
- The Bhadra Vedi has a digital library and research centre with ancient Indian texts, a theatre, an educational gallery detailing many works and philosophies of the saint.
- The statue was inaugurated as part of the 12th-day celebration of Sri Ramanujacharya’s 1000th birth anniversary.
- The statue is located in a 45 acre complex on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
- It has been conceptualized by Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swami of Sri Ramanujacharya Ashram
- The foundation stone was laid in 2014 and was funded entirely by donations from devotees globally of the Rs 1000 crore project.
- Sri Ramanujacharya worked tirelessly for the upliftment of people regardless of nationality, race, caste, gender, or creed.
Remembering the contributions of Telugu culture starting from the Kakatiya dynasty to Pochampalli Saree and the Tollywood Movie industry. PM Modi referred to Hyderabad as Bhagyanagar. Ahead of the inauguration, the Prime Minister kickstarts the 50th-anniversary celebrations of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics.
However, Hyderabad is a well-developed tourist place adorned with many historic landmarks. Adding to the list of famous tourist places to visit in Hyderabad, the Statue of Equality is expected to give a boost to tourism in the city. This shall be a great place of attraction in the city that draws travelers from far and beyond the country.
Through our Hyderabad to Rajasthan Tour Package, get a chance to explore the city along with an amazing tour of the Indian state Rajasthan. Discover the mesmerizing beauty of Hyderabad that showcases the ultimate blend of Hindu and Muslim cultures in every frame of the city. So, when planning your next travel to Hyderabad, embark on a visit to the Statue of Equality and then proceed with a journey of Jaipur Tour Package from Hyderabad.