Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil a 108 ft statue of Lord Hanuman in Gujarat’s Morbi today at 11 AM via video conferencing.
The event comes as Hindu devotees across the world celebrate Hanuman Jayanti today.
According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), this statue is the second of the four statues being set up in the four directions across the country, as part of the “Hanumanji4dham” project.
“The Gujarat statue has been set up in the west, at the Ashram of Param Pujya Bapu Keshvanand Ji in Morbi,” PMO statement read.
“The first statue of the series was set up in the north in Shimla in 2010. Work on the statue in the south at Rameswaram has been started,” it further informed.
The festival of Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Lord Hanuman. This year the festival is being celebrated on Saturday.
Several visuals of devotees paying visits to Hanuman temple to pay obeisance have surfaced
Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a 216-feet tall ‘Statue of Equality’ commemorating the 11th-century Bhakti Saint Sri Ramanujacharya in Hyderabad’s Shamshabad.
Bhakti Saint Sri Ramanujacharya promoted the idea of equality in all aspects of living including faith, caste, and creed.
Addressing the event, he called the statue a symbol of the saint’s ideals: “The statue is the symbol of his knowledge, detachment, and ideals. I believe that it will not only inspire the future generations but also strengthen the ancient identity of India.”