palanki-narayana This is the 300 tonne statue of Lord Buddha erected on the Rock of Gibraltor in the Hussain Sagar in Hyderabad. In the first effort, the boats carrying the statue capsized and the statue sank, apart from many lives lost. The statue was salvaged and set up, it is major tourist attraction now.
m banerjee World's tallest monolithic statue of Buddha built by then CM of AP Mr. NTR. After the incident (statue fell in Lake while transporting) it took two-year salvage operation, the statue was pulled out of the lake on 1 December 1992, the statue was installed on the platform successfully. In 2006, the Dalai Lama consecrated the statue after performing a ritual.
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