Ayodhya: The idol of Lord Ram for the Ram temple is being built in a village 3 km from the temple town of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh. 251 meter tall statue of the deity is being built at Manjha Baretha village. This will be the tallest statue of Lord Ram in the world and will be built completely.
The tallest statue in the world at present is the statue of Gautama Buddha in China, which is 208 meter tall. In India, Sardar Patel's Statue of Unity is 182 meter hight. The statue is being built by the banks of the Sarayu river.
251 metre hight built will stand on a 50 metre hight base and will reach 301 metre hight. The base will be a museum, where the various avatars of Lord Vishnu will be displayed. One digital museum will also be constructed.
Work for the construction of the statue has been given to Padma Vibhushan-award Ram Sutar and his son. Ram Sutar is the same man who designed Gujarat's Statue of Unity and has designed more than 15,000 idol so far.
"The land which is been acquired for the construction of the building is highly fertile. The land should not be acquired without the consent of the villagers," Village head Ram Chandra Yadav told Asianet Hindi.