Statue of Equality

The Statue of Equality is a statue of the 11th-century Indian philosopher Ramanuja, located on the premises of the Chinna Jeeyar Trust at Muchintal, Ranga Reddy district in the outskirts of Hyderabad.[2] It is the second tallest sitting statue in the world. The project of building the statue was conceptualised by the trust to commemorate 1,000 year birth anniversary of Ramanuja, costing an estimated ₹1,000 crore (US$130 million), the project was paid for through the donations of devotees in a major part.

In 2014, ascetic Chinna Jeeyar came up with the idea to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of 
Ramanuja's teachings by building a statue.[3][better source needed] Later DNV Prasad Sthapathi appointed as Chief Architect for the project and completed all initial drawings under the Chinna Jeeyer Guidance. The ground floor will be 6,000 square metres and will depict Ramanuja's life and philosophy. The temple, meant for daily worship, will be located on the 27,870 square metre second floor. The 1,365 square metre third floor will include a Vedic digital library and research centre.[4][additional citation(s) needed] An Omnimax theatre in the shape of a planetarium featuring life stories of Ramanuja was planned.[5] 14 models were designed according to Agama Shashtra and Shilpa Shastras. 3 models were shortlisted, and improvements were made using 3D scanning technology.[6]

It was named 'Statue of Equality' by the trust.

For further information, please contact:    

Dr. D. S. Prasad. Scientist    
IDA Phase-3, Cherlapally, HCL (P.O), Hyderabad-50051, India    
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Tel: 040-2726 7006, 2726 5673

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