Monday, June 10, 2013

Buddha Statue Sarnath

Is one of the main attractions of Sarnath is the 80 ft high statue of Buddha. It isIndia's tallest standing statue of Lord Buddha. It took 14 years to contruct this statue. The work on the statue was started in 1997 and it was unveiled in 2011. This standing statue of Buddha is located on the premises of Thai Buddha Vihar in Sarnath. This 80-ft Buddha statue made from sandstone is a result of joint efforts between India and Thailand. The standing statue of Lord Buddha is built over an area of 2.5 acre inside the premises of Thai Buddha Vihar (earlier known as Mrigdayavan Mahavihar Society)

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