The 108-foot ‘Statue of Oneness’ of Hindu philosopher and saint Adi Shankaracharya is constructed on top of the Mandhata Hills that overlooks the Narmada River in Omkareshwar, Madhya Pradesh. Approved by the Madhya Pradesh state cabinet in 2022, the project was developed under the guidance of Acharya Shankar Sanskritik Ekta Nyas and the Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC).
Adi Shankaracharya Statue: Inauguration date
Shivraj Singh Chouhan, chief minister, Madhya Pradesh unveiled the ‘Ekatmata Ki Pratima’ on September 21, 2023. Thursday. This project was approved by the Madhya Pradesh state cabinet in 2022.
Adi Shankaracharya Statue: Making of the Statue of Oneness
The 100-tonne statue of Adi Shankaracharya is made of copper, zinc and tin. It is placed on a lotus carved from a large rockface. The project has been executed by CP Kukreja Architects.
The Madhya Pradesh state government allotted around Rs 2,141 crore for this project that includes construction of the 108- ft statue and development of a museum, an international Vedanta institute and Advaita Forest in Omkareshwar.
Located on the banks of River Narmada, Omkareshwar is around 80 km from Indore. According to scripts, Adi Shankaracharya was born in Kerala and had come to Omkareshwar as a young monk. He stayed here for four years to receive education.
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Importance of Mandhata Hills
In the Mandhata Hills, two of the 12 Jyotirlingas – Omkareshwara and Mahakaleshwar are located, making this place of religious importance.
Statue of Oneness: Map
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What is the meaning of the Statue of Oneness?
The Statue of Oneness will spread message of peace and unity across the world.
In which state is the Statue of Oneness?
The Statue of Oneness is constructed in the temple town of Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh.
Who is the Statue of Oneness and the Statue of?
The Statue of Oneness is of Hindu philosopher and saint Adi Shankaracharya.
What is the budget of the Statue of Oneness?
The Madhya Pradesh government allotted a budget of Rs 2,141 crore for construction of the Statue of Oneness project.
What is the story behind the Statue of Unity?
The Statue of Unity is the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and is the world’s tallest statue. It is also constructed on the banks of River Narmada.
Of what material is the Statue of Oneness made?
The Statue of Oneness is made of Copper, Zinc and Tin.
What is the height of the Statue of Oneness?
The Statue of Oneness is 108 ft and weighs 100 tonne.
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