The statue of Kailashnath Mahadeva, standing in between the border of Bhaktapur and Kavrepalanchowk district is the tallest statue of lord shiva in the world.
Significantly, the statue has a height of 44 meters. That means, a height of approximately 145 feet. This is amazing. Well, if you want to take a live glimpse of this grand work. Then, you must come to Nepal and then Bhaktapur. Of course, because this statue lies in Sanga Bhanjyang, which lies within the Bhaktapur.
Normally, people call this place sanga and the statue, “Sanga Mahadeva”. But, its actual name is Kailashnath Mahadeva. The renowned businessperson Mr.kamal Jain initially invested in this project. It is said that this fabricating costs 1.2 crores of Nepalese rupees.
This statue of Shiva holds the religious belief. That ultimately added one more figure to the religious tourism of Nepal.
Moreover, this cemented statue is made out of steel, concrete, zinc, and copper. And was in the process of construction from 2004 to 2010. The inauguration of this place as a religious spot was done by Mr Sharad Singh Bhandari, on the date 21 June 2010. He was the then Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation of the Nepal government.
Mostly, during the weekends, you can see a bunch of people over there. For the reason that this is a Shiva temple, people often come here to celebrate Shivaratri and Teej festivals.
This destination is not that far from Kathmandu. It’s only about 20km east of Kathmandu city.
It is famous for being the tallest statue of Lord Shiva in the world.
You could choose a local bus or hire a private vehicle to reach over there. If you are travelling from a local bus, then you can ride a bus that goes to Banepa or Dhulikhel from Ratna Park or from Bagbazaar. The buses pass through Sanga, thus, you could easily reach there.
If you are not going to the premises of the temple, then you don’t have to. But if you want to enter there, then yes, you certainly need to pay some amount of money.
Yes, there are restaurants and cafes on-site, convenient for all kinds of visitors.
Yes, it has. It is also called Sanga Mahadeva.
It is called Sanga Mahadeva because it is built on the Sanga (the name of the place). And, a lot of people doesn’t seem to have known the actual name of the statue. Thus, it is simply called Sanga Mahadeva.
You can go whenever you’d like to go there. Despite that, you can have a great time during the festivals dedicated to Lord Shiva like Teej and Mahashivaratri.
It is the statue of one of the supreme gods of Hinduism thus, it is regarded as a holy place like a temple despite being a manmade attraction.
It took around six years to complete the statue (2004-10). And, it was inaugurated by Mr Sharad Singh Bhandari, on the date 21 June 2010.
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Suryabinayak Municipality, Bhaktapur District, Nepal