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Tallest Shiva Idol in the World

World’s tallest statue of Hindu God Shiva will be inaugurated in Nepal on June 21, 2010. The 108-feet tall idol of Shiva is located at Sanga, which is on the way from Kathmandu to Banepa. Sanga is around 20 km from Kathmandu. The picture of the Shiva idol shows him holding a Trishul and one hand is in blessing posture. The murti (idol) is made of cement and can withstand minor earth quakes and strong wind.

The project is sponsored by Kamal Jain and is dedicated to Shiva who resides at Kailash which is further north of Sanga. The center and the park were the idol is situated has facilities like spa, yoga, meditation center, and nature walks.

Though the spot was not intended as a place of attraction, thousands of people are already thronging the place to have glimpse of the huge Shiva idol.

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