Kathmandu: The world’s tallest Shiva statue built by Indian businessman Kamal Jain has been unveiled in Nepal on June 21. Built at the cost of Rs. 8 crore, the statue was inaugurated by Swami Shankaracharya Madhav Sharanji Maharaj of Badrinath, India, at Sanga, a village situated in the east of Kathmandu.
The statue, which is made of cement, concrete and iron is coated with zinc and copper, depicts Lord Shiva carrying a trishul in his hand while a snake is resting on his shoulder. Jain has spent six years to build the statute.