The 216-foot-tall grand statue of Sri Ramanujacharya, built in a 38-acre campus near Hyderabad will be consecrated on February next year.
The head of the ashram, HH Chinna Jeeyar Swami, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (September 18) to extend an invitation for the programme.
The grand statue of saint Sri Ramanujacharya has been named the Statue of Equality.
The torchbearer of the Vaishnavism and the preceptor of the Bhakti movement, Sri Ramanujacharya, was born in 1017 in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu. He presented the essence of Vedas in the form of nine scriptures.
He travelled all over the country to understand the Bharatiya way of life of all sections of society.
All his life, Sri Ramanujacharya fought against all kinds of inequality in society. He opposed all forms of discrimination based on caste and gender.
The premises in Hyderabad, where the Statue of Equality is located, houses 108 Divya Desams, Holy Places, which have surrounded the statue.
A gold deity of Sri Ramanujacharya will also be consecrated during the programme. The premises will showcase the life history of Sri Ramanujacharya.
The idea of the statue and the premises was conceived by HH Chinna Jeeyar Swami ji in 2014. The estimated expenditure is more than 1000 crore rupees.
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