Through video conferencing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, i.e. today unveiled a 108 feet statue of Lord Hanuman in Morbi, Gujarat, on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti. As the Prime Minister has previously said on this occasion, “Many wishes to you all and to all our countrymen on the auspicious occasion of Hanuman Jayanti.
This grand idol of Hanuman Ji has been dedicated in Morbi today on this auspicious occasion. The occasion is very pleasing for Hanuman Bhakts and Ram Bhakts all across the country and the world. Many congratulations to all of you.
According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), this is the second of four idols that are being built in four directions across the country as part of the ‘Hanumanji Char Dham’ project. The PMO said in a statement that the idol has been installed in the ashram of Bapu Kesavananda ji in Morbi, located in the west.
The first statue was built-in 2010 under the ‘Hanumanji Char Dham project
In addition, the PMO has informed that the first of the series of Hanumanji Char Dhams was installed in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh in the North in 2010. It was made in two years by a sculptor from Rajasthan.
Construction on the third statue started at Rameswaram in the south. A foundation stone was laid on February 23 at an estimated cost of Rs 100 crore. A statue will be erected by Harish Chander Nanda Education and Charitable Trust.
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Nikhil Nanda began the project in 2008, and the first statue was completed and opened for public viewing in Shimla in 2010. The Nanda Statue is being installed by professionals with nearly two decades of experience in the Oral Care Industry. As a devotee of Lord Hanuman, he is in the process of installing the largest Hanuman statues in all four directions in India through the HC Nanda Foundation.
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When is Hanuman Jayanti celebrated?
The festival of Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated by devotees of the Lord to mark the birth anniversary of the Lord. Lord Hanuman’s birth anniversary is being celebrated on Saturday, 16th April this year. According to the Hindu calendar, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated every year on the night of the full moon during the month of Chaitra.