Amazing Facts about World’s Tallest Lord Ram Statue in Ayodhya from 824-ft Height to Rs 2.5K Crore Cost

Home to such ancient, religious tourist places as Haridwar, Varanasi, Rishikesh, Vrinadavan, Sarnath and Prayagraj, the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh needs another key mascot to woo (religious) tourists.

Dwarfing the world’s tallest Statue of Unity in Gujarat is an upcoming statue of Lord Ram in Uttar Pradesh. Almost thrice the height of New York’s Statue of Liberty (93m), the Lord Ram statue in Ayodhya is planned to be as high as 251m. Though conceptualized in 2017, the world’s “tallest Ram statue” project will commence soon, at the cost of INR 2,500 crore.

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Once erected on the banks of the Saryu River in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh’s statue of Lord Ram will surpass in height not only the Statue of Unity, but also the Lord Shiva Statue of Belief in Rajasthan and the proposed 212m Shivaji Statue near Mumbai. The Lord Shiva Statue of Belief, at a height of 351 feet, in the temple town of Nathdwara, Rajasthan is scheduled to be unveiled this August.

The world’s “tallest Ram statue” project is part of a massive Ramayana-themed tourist complex in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. The Ramayana-themed complex to be sprawling over 100 acres of land will include a digital museum, an auditorium, a library, a parking lot, restaurants, hotels, a gurukul and a hospital for monkeys. The land acquisition process has been initiated.

In some of the designs, the upcoming 251-m Lord Ram statue in Uttar Pradesh resembles the giant statue of Greek god Helios – Colossus – at the mouth of Rhodes Harbor Island. Part of the “Navya Ayodhya” project of the UP tourism department, the Ram statue will be accompanied by a statue of Nishadraj, a boatman who ferried Lord Rama across the River Ganga during the latter’s exile.

The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath has reportedly pledged to allocate INR 34 crore for the construction of the Nishadraj statue.

The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, the National Environment Engineering Research Institute of Nagpur, and the government of Gujarat have been roped in to provide technical support for an environmental assessment and feasibility analysis of the world’s “tallest Ram statue” project in Ayodhya. A fund of INR 200 crore was allocated, in March 2019, for a detailed project report.

How to Reach Ayodhya

Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Rama and one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Hindus, is a 2.5-hr road trip from Lucknow, which is a short flight away from New Delhi and Ahmedabad International Airport. Ayodhya finds mentions in India’s history of the Gupta Period dating back to the 4th-5th century. Hanuman Garhi Fort, Ramkot, Ramkatha Museum, Laxman Qila, Balmiki Ramayan Bhawan and Janki Mahal are among the best places of tourist interest in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.

9 thoughts on “Amazing Facts about World’s Tallest Lord Ram Statue in Ayodhya from 824-ft Height to Rs 2.5K Crore Cost

  1. Venkataraman B

    Why? What is the necessity of building this statue and spending thousands of crores? Instead build a school and provide free education or build orphanage and provide service for free etc. using that money.

    • Sundeep Jaiswal

      Can’t agree more. This is a nonsense and primitive decision whoever made. I would recommend to built toilets so people of India do not pee on the walls and go for pot in the farms in 21st Century.

    • Kumar

      Go to a school and pray. Being hindu having a temple for good is important. Even in USA begets are exists and pawerty exists. So don’t come back with building skills and hospitals. It will attract tourism and a sacred place of all Hindus. Everybody taken hindu for granted and we talk being secular.

    • ST

      Dont Agree. The building of statue is transformational for the culture, which is fast going into history. Much needed.
      Think about the cohesiveness it might bring to the fractured society. Building schools and orphanage should and will still be done. No connection to this. More money lost in corruption anyway.

  2. Snehit

    Usually before Kalyug, they didn’t give a shape, name or something similar to god where and when they cannot maintain the respect.

    This is Kalyug what else you can say or expect?

  3. Sanjay

    This will generate more funds for the free education and orphanages that you want. Life is not about binaries, a choice between Rama pilgrimage place renovation and social services. They can both be done and they each reinforce each other.

  4. Alakendra N. Basu

    Spend more on education and school system in India in all rural and village.
    Spread basic education and cottage and small scale industries for all in India.
    Provide drinking water and minimum shelters to all.
    Things will change automatically.
    Nature takes care of all as they work for it.

  5. ST

    Great move. Will help bring people together, and preserve one of the oldest culture on earth, teaching immortal lessons of life. Not wise to compare it to building schools and hospitals. They are 2 different things. Both are important and needed equally.

  6. Vijendra

    Now time has come to re-civilized the HINDU culture in same way we were once. 2500 crore is a very small amount when it come to belief. Those who say this amount can be used for school, hospital for them I want to say economy and culture both should grow.


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