The tallest statue of Lord Hanuman will be installed at Pampapur Kishkingha in Karnataka. This was announced by Swami Govind Anand Saraswati, president of the Hanumad Janmbhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust, in Ayodhya on Monday. The seer made the announcement after meeting Acharya Satyendra Das, the chief priest of Ram Janambhoomi Mandir, in Ayodhya.
The statue will be 215 meters high and will cost Rs.1,200 crore.
Pampapur Kishkindha in Bellary district of Karnataka is said to be the birthplace of Lord Hanuman.
Saraswati said that the Trust will take out a nationwide Rath Yatra to collect donations from general public for the statue. The Hanumad Teertha Khestra Trust will donate a Grand Rath to Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust.
The Hampi-based Hanumad Trust, a private trust, plans to build the statue over the next six years The UP government will also install Lord Ram’s 221 meters tall statue in Ayodhya. Since Hanuman’s statue cannot be higher than his deity Ram, the statue in Karnataka will be 6 meters shorter than that of Lord Ram, said Saraswati Kishkindha is located on the outskirts of Hampi and is a Unesco Heritage Site.