Mammoth statue of Lord Vishnu reaches Singarapettai
Chennai: The mammoth 64 feet high statue of Lord Vishnu has reached Singarapettai about 60 km from Krishnagiri town and is slowly proceeding to Bengaluru. The statue carved from a monolithic block had started its journey about a month ago.
The splendorous statue of Vishwaroopa Mahavishnu weighing over 300 tonnes was carved out of a hillock in Korakkottai village in Vandavasi taluk of Tiruvannamalai, near here. It was placed on the 240-tyre trailer, and began the journey to Bengaluru last month. In view of its size and weight the vehicle carrying the state of the Lord had to halt at several places giving priority to vehicular traffic on the road and without causing any disturbance to the members of the public. After a halt at Senji, the statue was moved through Tiruvannamalai and has now reached Singarapettai in Krishnagiri district. ''Once we reach the Bengaluru highway, then we will be in a better position to mover faster,'' said a source.
On October 2014, the geology and mining department had granted permission to S. Sadananda of the temple trust to quarry 420 cubic metres of charnokite rock from the village.
Wherever the vehicle was stopped the villagers found it a joyous occasion to have a darshan and offered worship. Many including women and children happily offered flowers and some even splashed vermilion and turmeric powder on the Lord and sought his blessings. Once installed the Vishwaroopa Mahavishnu idol is likely to be the tallest one in the country.