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Flying Hanuman Idol (Murti) at Trinidad Temple

Flying Hanuman Murti is located at Todd’s Road Hindu Temple at Caparo in Trinidad and Tobago. The murti is based on the incident in the Ramayan of Hanuman carrying the mountain with the Sanjeevani Herb to save the life of Lakshman, the younger brother of Lord Ram, who was struck and rendered unconscious by the arrow of Indrajit, son of Ravana. The Flying Hanuman, which is air brushed and stands at about 12 feet tall, with a width of five feet, is portrayed holding a mountain in its left hand on an I-beam pole, which towers 20 feet above ground.

The flying Hanuman Murti was designed and executed by Sculptor Marlon Emmons for the private Hindu temple belonging to Harrinarine Persad of Harripersad & Sons Ltd.

Guardian Trinidad writes about the Flying Hanuman Murti 
The Flying Hanuman statue took approximately seven months to design and construct, at minimal cost, a feat Emmons believed was noteworthy, because a project of this nature would normally have taken approximately two years to complete, and would have been valued at around $1.2 million. Emmons said he intended to document the details of his labour behind this Hanuman creation at the 2011 T&T Film Festival under the title The Making of the Flying Hanuman, and intended to unveil Bacchus, the Roman God of wine, at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA) during the Carnival season. The piece is his latest creation, and also weighs in excess of two tonnes.
“The piece is about defying gravity…the way how the Hanuman is constructed in flight is similar to how a Hollywood production would work, you get a picture, you re-design the picture with construction, form and a centre of gravity, and then you start to work on the piece…from 7 am to 7 pm,” he explained.
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