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Second Tallest Statue of Gautam Buddha

  • 13 Jan 2020
  • 2 min read
  • The world's second tallest statue of Gautam Buddha is proposed to be built in Dev Ni Mori, Sabarkantha district, Gujarat.
  • The proposed statue (108m) would be second in the world after the Spring Temple in China (153 meters).
  • Relevance of Dev Ni Mori
    • Dev Ni Mori was excavated by the state archaeology department in 1953.
    • The remains of a Buddhist monastery belonging to 3rd-4th century AD have been unearthed from Devni Mori.
    • The most important discovery from the site however was a 1,700 year old casket which has bodily relics of Buddha.
      • The inscription clearly mentions that the casket contains bodily relics of Buddha.
    • The presence of a stupa and monastery has reconfirmed a strong presence of Buddhists in Vadnagar during the early centuries of Christian era.
      • The recent excavations have brought to light a Buddhist Monastery belonging to the 2nd-7th century AD, within the fortified area of Vadnagar, Gujarat.
      • The monastery had two votive stupas and an open central courtyard around which initially nine cells were constructed. The arrangement of cells around the central courtyard creates a swastika-like pattern.

Note

  • The Statue of Unity is the world's tallest statue at 182 metres (597 ft) located in Narmada Valley Kevadiya, Narmada district, Gujarat.

Source: ToI

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