On 24 November, 2018; Chief Minister of India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath sealed all the major as well as the intricate details regarding the construction of the long awaited 221-metre long statue of Lord Shri Ram in Ayodhya city of Uttar Pradesh.
It was revealed that the height of the aforementioned statue would be 151 metres, and that of its overhead umbrella would be 20 metres whereas the pedestal on which the statue would be placed would be of 50 metres. “The statue will be made of bronze fully”, as told by Additional Chief Secretary (Information) Avaneesh Awasthi.
As per the official statements of the state government, there will be a provision for a “modern museum” inside the base that will be depicting the entire history of city of Lord Ram, and the entire “Ikshvaku Vansh” right from King Manu to the current status and scenario of “Ram Janmabhoomi”, the birthplace of the God.
This museum will also showcase the detailed description of all the “Avatars” of Lord Vishnu and will have provisions for arrangements for displays on the topic pertaining to the same era using state of art techniques and technologies.
“For the selection of appropriate land for this statue, soil testing, as well as wind tunnel testing, is going on at present,” reported the official spokesperson of the state government recently.
This gargantuan statue would be one surely longed for, after the recent establishment of the gigantic 182 metres statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s Statue of Unity in the state of Gujarat.