Coimbatore: Narendra Modi unveils 112-ft tall statue of Lord Shiva
Coimbatore, Feb 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday unveiled a 112-ft statue of Lord Shiva in Coimbatore on the occasion of Maha Shivratri.
Modi was seen arriving at the venue with Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev. The 112-feet tall statue of Adiyogi, is said to be the largest face on the planet and is designed by Isha Yoga Centre founder Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev.
Addressing the event, Modi said, "India has given the gift of Yoga to the world, by practising Yoga a spirit of oneness is created. Yoga is ancient, yet modern, constant yet evolving. It is the journey from 'me' to 'we'."
Rejecting an idea just because its ancient, can be potentially harmful: PM Modi in Coimbatore pic.twitter.com/1R6PXd6JHa— ANI (@ANI_news) February 24, 2017
PM Modi unveils 112 foot tall Shiva statue in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. pic.twitter.com/u8j7a7Qhp9— ANI (@ANI_news) February 24, 2017
PM Modi and Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev to unveil 112 foot tall Shiva statue in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu pic.twitter.com/6Q8LT6ZSUl— ANI (@ANI_news) February 24, 2017
Modi said that today whole world wants peace, not only from wars and conflicts but peace from stress, and for that we have Yoga.
TN Governor Vidyasagar Rao, Kiran Bedi and other political leaders were in attendance at the event. It took over eight months to install the statue.
Modi offered aarti and showered flower petals over the Dhyana Linga. He later sat in the Dhyana Linga mandapam, where a yogic dance was performed by a group of youngsters. Modi briefly sat alongside Vasudev in a meditative posture.