Statue of Equality – UPSC Prelims

Statue of Equality:
  • Statue of Equality is a 216-foot-tall statue dedicated to 11th-century social reformer and saint, Ramanujacharya, who promoted the idea of equality in all aspects of living including faith, caste and creed.
  • The statue will be in a sitting position.
  • It is composed of ‘panchaloha’, a combination of five metals comprising gold, silver, copper, brass, and zinc.
  • The statue will be the second-highest sitting statue in the world.
  • The tallest sitting statue is the Great Buddha in Thailand at 302 ft.
  • It is mounted on a 54-feet high base building, named ‘Bhadra Vedi’.

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