Skywatch Friday - Tallest Shiva statues!

Yesterday was Maha Shivaratri. A major festival across India when devotees worship Lord Shiva who is one of Trinity of Gods in Hindu pantheon.

We have been fortunate to see two of the tallest Shiva statues in the world. Both Soaring into the sky. One on the sea front with amazing backdrop of Arabian sea in Murudeshwar in Karnataka, South India. This happens to be the second tallest Shiva statue in the world. 


The other one we saw when we went to Sikkim recently in North East India. We visited Siddeshwar dham in Namchi. Here we saw colossal statue Lord Shiva with a backdrop of Himalayas. (It was foggy when we were there) Possibly the third tallest statue in the world.


You may also be interested to read the following posts in this blog

Bhojpur - Temple with tallest Shiva Ling in the world!

Maheshwar - Shiva's quiet abode on Narmada!

Karavali Vistas - Gokarna, Murudeshwar and Karwar

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Friday, 28 February 2014

Skywatch Friday - Tallest Shiva statues!

Yesterday was Maha Shivaratri. A major festival across India when devotees worship Lord Shiva who is one of Trinity of Gods in Hindu pantheon.

We have been fortunate to see two of the tallest Shiva statues in the world. Both Soaring into the sky. One on the sea front with amazing backdrop of Arabian sea in Murudeshwar in Karnataka, South India. This happens to be the second tallest Shiva statue in the world. 


The other one we saw when we went to Sikkim recently in North East India. We visited Siddeshwar dham in Namchi. Here we saw colossal statue Lord Shiva with a backdrop of Himalayas. (It was foggy when we were there) Possibly the third tallest statue in the world.


You may also be interested to read the following posts in this blog

Bhojpur - Temple with tallest Shiva Ling in the world!

Maheshwar - Shiva's quiet abode on Narmada!

Karavali Vistas - Gokarna, Murudeshwar and Karwar

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At 2/28/2014 , Blogger Rachit Aggarwal said...

Never know that tallest statue of Shiva is in Mrudehswatr.

Both the pictures are great.

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At 2/28/2014 , OpenID ladyfi said...

Wow - amazing statues!

 
At 2/28/2014 , Blogger R Niranjan Das said...

Lovey captures. I suppose the Shiva satue in Murudeshwar is the tallest in India and second tallest in the world.

 
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At 3/01/2014 , Blogger Jane said...

Impressive! Would be amazing to actually see-Thanks for sharing!

 
At 3/01/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thanks Rachit. Murudeswar statue is the Second tallest in the world. The tallest one is in Nepal.

 
At 3/01/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thankyou so much!

 
At 3/01/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thanks for correcting Niranjan. The tallest is in Nepal.

 
At 3/01/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thank You

 
At 3/01/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thanks Jane. Yes, you should see them. One on a small hill with sea as a backdrop and the other with Mountains as backdrop! awesome indeed.

 
At 3/06/2014 , Blogger Mohan Babu said...

Awesome pictures. Sikkim is an amazing place. I love the picture of that heritage train too.

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At 3/07/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thanks Mohan. Glad you liked it.

 
At 7/02/2014 , Blogger Nrendra Panday said...

This temple is built on the kanduka hill which is enclosed on three sides of water of the Arabian Sea. Shiva marble Murti is almost 123 feet long. Yes it is a second largest statue in the world. the tallest shiva statue is in the Nepal known as kailashnath mahadev statue.

 
At 7/02/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thank you Panday

 

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