Thursday, October 22, 2015

125-feet-tall Buddha statue rises in India, the home of Buddhism

THE HINDU
By Samuel Jonathan
The 125-feet tall Dhyana Buddha statue at Amaravati.- Photo: T. Vijaya Kumar
INDIA---At a time when the foundation stone for Amaravati is laid on Thursday, an iconic work of art, the 125-feet-tall Dhyana Buddha statue there is becoming the face of ‘Brand Amaravati’. The statue, which is on a 4.5-acre site on the Krishna bank, is set to become the crowning glory in the Capital region. The 125-feet-tall statue embellished with sculptures from the Amaravati School of Art and was sculpted by the Joint Director of Social Welfare, Guntur, R. Mallikarjuna Rao. [link]