Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh) [India]: The construction of a 108-foot-high statue of Adi Shankaracharya is underway in full swing below the Ekatma Dham on Mandhata mountain in Omkareshwar.
Situated on the picturesque banks of the Narmada River, Omkareshwar is approximately 80 km away from the bustling city of Indore.
The awe-inspiring multi-metal sculpture stands on a 54-foot-high pedestal and has a height of 108 feet. The sculpture is all set to be inaugurated by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on September 21.
Sharing details of the installation and scheduled inauguration of the statue, Khandwa Collector Anoop Kumar Singh said, “The work on the installation of a 108-feet statue of Adi Shankaracharya is underway below the Mandhata mountain in Omkareshwar.
The statue will stand at a height of 108 feet and will also have a pedestal, which will be 54 feet high. The work is in its final stages. The statue will be unveiled by CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on September 21.”
CM Chouhan said earlier that the statue will be inaugurated with much grandeur and devotion.
All prominent seers, who are expected to arrive for the inauguration of the statue, will be accorded a traditional welcome, the CM said, adding that in view of the rainy season, the district administration should remain especially sensitive and alert with regard to the venue and make proper traffic arrangements.
Chouhan made these remarks while reviewing the preparations for the unveiling programme of the ‘Statue of Oneness’ at his residence-cum-office in Bhopal.