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108-feet Hanuman Idol (Murti) at Jakhu Hill, Shimla in Himachal Pradesh

On Hanuman Jayanti day (November 4) during Diwali 2010, a 108-feet Hanuman Murti was unveiled at Jakhu Hill near Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. The Jakhoo Hill Hanuman Murti has height of 108 feet at the highest altitude of over 8100 feet and is constructed at a cost of Rs 10.5 million.
Jakhu Hills is already renowned for a famous HanumanTemple.

Note - The tallest Hanuman Statue in the world is located at Paritala in Andhra Pradesh. It  has a height of 135 feet. The Hindu reports The 108-foot-high statue of Hanuman at the famous Jakhu temple is built by JHS Svendgaard Laboratories, India's largest oral care products manufacturers, and the HC Nanda Trust. The reinforced concrete Hanuman idol has been built at a cost of Rs. 1.5 crore, informed sources said. The Kesri idol will be illuminated at night with floodlights. You may also like to read
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Bhrartri Dwitiya - Bhraartri Dvitiya

Bhrartri Dwitiya is observed on the second day of the Shukla Paksha of Kartik Month as per traditional Hindu calendar. Bhrartri Dwitiya 2014 date is October 25. The day is dedicated to the brother-sister relationship. On the day sisters invites brothers to their home and offers a sumptuous meal.

This ritual is popularly known as Bhai Dooj in North India. The term Bhraartri Dvitiya is widely used in eastern parts of India.

Bhrartri Dwitiya celebrates brother-sister relationship and in Hindu culture brothers are regarded as the protectors of sisters. On the day, sisters pray for the welfare of their brothers and perform Aarti. Sisters prepare sweets and other favorite delicacies of their brothers on the day.

In some regions those women who have no brothers offer puja to Lord Chandra – the moon god.