SunstarTV Bureau: India’s ‘largest Buddha statue’ is being made in Kolkata, for installation at a temple in Bodh Gaya next year.
A 100 ft fibreglass statue of Buddha in a reclining posture is being made in parts at a ground at Ghoshpara area of Baranagar by clay modeller Mintu Pal.
Pal said that the Buddha International Welfare Mission is behind the initiative for installing the giant statue at its temple in Bodhgaya by Buddha Purnima next year (2022), on Thursday.
A spokesman of the organisation said as per their knowledge, this would be the largest Buddha idol in the country.
Pal mentioned, “Work is going on smoothly. But it will take months to finish chiseling different parts, which will then be transported to the temple.”
Pal had earlier made an 80-feet-high Durga idol at Deshapriya Park area of the city in 2015, which was touted as the largest one of the goddess in the world.