World’s Biggest Ramanuja Chary statue coming up near Hyderabad

Ramanuja Chary statue Shamshabad
Ramanuja Chary statue model Image Copyrights: http://statueofequality.org/

Statue of Equality, Tribute to Ramanujacharya at the start of 1000th birth anniversary celebrations. A complex with 108 temples and a towering 216-feet-high sitting statue of 10th century Bhakti saint Ramanuja is taking shape on the outskirts of Hyderabad. “The statue and the temple complex is the brainchild of Chinna Jeeyar Swamy. It will be the second highest sitting figure in the world [the tallest is the Great Buddha in Thailand at 302 ft].

“The first phase of the project involving the statue will be ready by November next year and costs about Rs. 250 crore, which has come in the form of donations. The whole project, including the temple complex and the digital sound and light show at the base of the statue, is estimated to cost Rs. 1,000 crore,” said CEO of the project S.M. Balasubramanyam, who is a former head of the Endowments Department. Once’s the project completed it boosts the Telangana tourism.

Bhadrapeeta At Muchintal village

As workers pour concrete into the base of the structure, which is called the bhadrapeeta, a glimpse of the grandeur and magnificence of the project can be seen from the 54-feet high multi-storied structure on which the statue will come up in Muchintal village, a few miles from the Hyderabad International Airport at Shamshabad.

Highlights to be recognized:

  • A 3D digital scaled image, which was supervised by Chinna Jeeyar Swamy to the minutest detail. This was sent to Aerosun Corporation, and they have used it to create 1,500 pieces that can be assembled into the statue.
  • The biggest and the heaviest segment is the face which is a 24 ft by 24 ft piece.
  • As promised that there will be no welding marks on the statue,” says sthapathi Prasad, who is supervising the work with adherence to spiritual traditions.
  • 700 tonnes of panchaloha: Nanjing-based Aerosun Corporation, which has an Art Statue Division, has shaped 700 tonnes of panchaloha into the gigantic statue of the Bhakti saint, right down to the sagging ear-lobes.
  • The statue will be sited on a lotus held up by 36 massive elephants. Within the statue will be a concrete core around which will be the panchaloha sheet, varying in thickness between 10 mm and 20 mm.
  • “The statue will be visible from the flights landing and taking off from Shamshabad Airport.

Best Tourism Destination State Award 2016

Hyderabad: It’s Major boost to get the “Best Tourism Destination State Award 2016” honour from the readers of Travel + Leisure India – South Asia.

The readers voted Telangana Tourism for the category of Best State in the reader polls on digital platforms (website and tablet edition).

Telangana Tourism has won with a record number of reader responses for the awards. A press release here today said that the Secretary to Government, Youth Affairs and Tourism, Burra Venkatesham will be receiving the Award at a function to be held at New Delhi on November 17.

During the recent past, Telangana Tourism has organized various programmes for promotion of Tourism, the press note added.

Don’t Miss the Super Moon at Sanjeevaiah Park

14th Nov 2016: The Planetary Society of India (PSI) will be organising a sky view programme to observe Super Moon at Sanjeevaiah Park on November 14 from 5 pm to 7.30 pm. The programme is free and moon rises at 5.45 pm on Monday.

Moon will be closest to Earth on November 14, 2016, and it will be brightest since 1948. Moon would appear 14% bigger and 30% brighter compared to the normal full moon. The next time the moon will appear so big will be in 2034.

Why Super Moon Occur’s?

A full moon when the satellite is close to earth occurs three to five times a year. A supermoon occurs when the sun, moon and Earth align and the moon’s orbit is the closest to Earth.

N Raghunandan Kumar, director & founder-secretary of Planetary Society of India, said. We released a special poster titled “Salute: Indian Flag on Moon” in connection with the eighth anniversary of Indian Flag on Moon”.

He said in a year Moon comes 13 to 14 times close to Earth but not always it occurs on day of Full Moon. Further in a Year Super Moons occur 3 to 4 times. The year 2016 has three super moons on October 16, November 14 and December 14. However, the Super Moon on Monday is closest one until 2034. This year’s farthest apogee happened on October 31, 2016 (406,662 km), and the closest perigee comes on November 14, 2016 (356,509 km). That’s a difference of about 50,000 km.

He said Moon Impact Probe (MIP) Chandrayaan–1 India’s first mission to Moon was launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation on October 22, 2008, and operated until August 2009. The mission included a lunar orbiter and an impactor called Moon Impact Probe (MIP) which landed on surface of Moon on November 14, 2008. MIP had Indian Flag embossed on its sides.

On this occasion, Planetary Society of India, with support of Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) is organizing a special program at Sanjeevaiah Park (Largest Indian Flag) from 5pm to 7.30pm to observe Closest Super Moon and to Salute Moon remembering Indian Flag & MIP (Chandrayaan I )

He said schools and students are invited to attend the program. For this they can visit and freely register at www.ournewplanets.info or call/sms 100 Govt. Schools: Further Planetary Society India as part of its “Kalam Observation Center” prog will conduct series of activities in 100 Govt. Schools of GHMC from 14 Nov – 14 Dec, 2016.

Don’t Miss the Supersized Supermoon

The moon is extra close to Earth right now, giving us the best view for decades. We hope you’ll take a moment to enjoy this awesome sight.