40ft tall statue of Lord Krishna unveiled in Kurukshetra
Kurukshetra (Haryana), June 30 (IANS): A 40ft tall statue of Lord Krishna, the Virat Swaroop, was unveiled at Jyotisar, the birthplace of the Gita, in Kurukshetra in Haryana on Thursday amid conch shells blowing and mantras chanting.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat in the presence of Governor Bandaru Dattatraya, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Gita Gyan Sansthanam Chairman Gyananandji Maharaj virtually unveiled the statue.
The head of the RSS said that the answer to the problems of the universe and the solution to the problems of mankind and the knowledge of endless happiness are found in the Bhagvad Gita, which is given to every human being.
Due to this knowledge of Gita, Kurukshetra, besides being the land of Mahabharata, will henceforth be known as the land of Gita in the world.
“The Gita does not belong to any one religion, it is a book giving the essence of humanity to the world. Although the Hindu tradition follows the Gita, but there is no patent of any kind on it … it is Vishwadharma.”
He said that as long as the human race exists, the Gita will remain relevant.
“These things were said on this earth 5,155 years ago. In this way, the knowledge that answers the problems of creation, the solution to the problems of all mankind is found in the Gita,” Bhagwat added.
The statue weighing nearly 35 tons is made of a mixture of four types of metals, 85% of which is copper. In its vast form, nine forms of Lord Krishna are depicted.
During the unveiling program, a magnificent depiction of Lord Krishna’s journey from Viraat Roop and Vishwaroop was portrayed through a sound and light show.
As part of the first phase of the renovation of Jyotisar, the first site of the Krishna Circuit project, the Viraat Swaroop statue of Lord Krishna has been unveiled. After that, a world-class Jyotisar Anubhav Kendra is set up in Jyotisar and is expected to be ready next year.
The center will be divided into five buildings. In its first building, information about events before the Mahabharata War will be made available.
With 18 mirrors installed in the next building, visitors will be able to see the events that unfolded in 18 days of war. In addition, visitors can also search for solutions to their problems written in the Gita from the interactive module.
In the fifth building, information about post-war events like Yudhishthira’s coronation will be made available. It will become a pole of attraction for visitors.