As humans who are awarded the gift of our five precious senses, it is understandable that we use them in our everyday lives to ensure the presence of the grandiose that we come across in our everyday lives.
Owing to the statements that seeing is believing and bigger is always better, we as the last to arrive on this gorgeous planet are desperate and filled with the desire to leave behind things that make the generations yet to come remember us.
Didn’t we all build things in our childhood, hoping it’ll still be there when we come back for it. True to this, we, as humans, are connected by our faith in believing things that exist and this applies to our faith in God as well.
This article would be listing out the biggest Hanuman statues that we can find in our country.
Lord Hanuman, a devout follower of Lord Ram and a key character in the epic tale of Ramayana is still considered to live among us, due to his wish to stay here as long as praise of Lord Rama lingers.
This Monkey-God captured everyone’s heart with his loyalty and undying support, and we have several monuments erected in his honor.
10 Tallest Hanuman Statues in India
1. Hanuman Statue at Madapam, Srikakulam District
The tallest Hanuman statue in India is located in Madapam, Srikakulam district. The construction of this structure cost approximately 10 million Indian Rupees and measures a height of 57 metres (176 feet). It is said to be one of the tallest existing Hanuman statues and it can be found close to Madapam.
The statue can be seen on the north bank of the Vamsadhara river, which is located in North Andhra. In the Narasannapeta Mandal of the Srikakulam District of Andhra Pradesh State in India's Madapam is a village that has been established. A colorful and striking rendition of the powerful deity, visitors come at large to catch a glimpse of this stunning idol.
2. Bidanagere Hanuman Statue, Karnataka
Karnataka's Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai unveiled the 161-foot-tall Hanuman statue at the Bidanagere Basaveshwara Mutt on the auspicious occasion of Ram Navami, the Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Rama. Ram Navami is known as the "Ninth Day of the Ninth Month."
The golden-hued Panchamukhi Anjaneya Swamy statue stands 161 feet tall and can be found in Bidanagere. This is a majestic statue that features the five-faces of Lord Hanuman which is Hayagriva, Narasimha, Garuda, Varaha, and his own face Hanuman. Which serves as a real treat for the eyes.
3. Veera Abhaya Anjaneya Hanuman Swami, Andhra Pradesh
One of the largest Hanuman statues in the world can be found in the Paritala Anjaneya Temple in Andhra Pradesh. The 135-foot-tall statue of Veera Abhaya Anjaneya Hanuman Swami. Located in the Andhra Pradesh town of Paritala, not far from Vijaywada.
This statue, which was put up in 2003, exudes majesty. In the hollow at the statue's base is the Paritala Anjaneya Temple. This statue of Lord Hanuman, which is taller than Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, attracts a large number of tourists from all over the world. The Hanuman statue at Veera Abhaya Anjaneya Swami is the second-largest and highest in the world.
4. Hanuman Statue of Damanjodi, Odisha
The 108.9-foot-tall statue of Lord Hanuman at the Nalco Temple in Damanjodi, Odisha is a sight to behold. From any point in Damanjodi, you can see this divine statue. Garlands, his crown (mukut), and his trademark staff (gada) adorn this Damanjodi Hanuman statue (mace).
Lord Kubera, who is still revered by modern-day wrestlers, bestowed upon them this mace. Lord Hanuman's statue looks just like him, down to the creamy white color. His hands and feet look like powerful lightning bolts, which is fitting given his name, Bajrangbali.
5. Jhaku Hill Hanuman Statue, Shimla
The Jhaku Hill Hanuman statue located at Shimla is one of the grandeur and beautiful statues of this Monkey-King to have been constructed in India. Jakhu Hills in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, is home to the third-tallest Lord Hanuman statue in the world. The length of the stunning statue, which is coloured a beautiful orange-red, is 108 feet.
This statue cost 1.5 crore rupees to make, and it was unveiled on the fourth of November in 2010, on the occasion that is traditionally celebrated as Hanuman Jayanti. It is said that Lord Hanuman stayed there at one point while he was on his quest to find the Sanjeevni booti.
6. Shri Sankat Mochan Hanuman, Delhi
The name "Sankat Mochan" refers to whoever frees people from their suffering. One of India's most recognisable landmarks is the 108-foot-tall Sankat Mochan Hanuman in Delhi's Karol Bagh. Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir is one of the oldest temples in India; Maharaja Jai Singh constructed it in 1724.
A divine idol, this statue of Hanuman faces south and depicts Ram, Lakshman, and Sita within his chest as he holds a mace in his other hand. Many films and television shows have featured the Sankat Mochan Hanuman, making it one of Delhi's most popular landmarks.
The statue is an impressive display of art, technology, and engineering. Small idols of Rama and Sita can be found within the statue's chest, and the statue's moving hands give the impression to worshippers that the Lord is tearing at his chest.
7. Hanuman Statue, Nandura
The Lord Hanuman statue in Nandura, Maharashtra is a stunning structure made entirely of marble. The 105-foot-tall statue of Lord Hanuman is armed with a mace in one hand and an open palm ready to offer blessing in the other.
One of the largest Hanuman statues in India and the world, it stands proudly on National Highway 6. With travelers rerouting to seek blessings from this magnificent statue of Lord Hanuman, it is indeed one of the much visited places of worship for Lord Hanuman.
8. Hanuman Dham Statue, Shahjahanpur
Tourists flock to Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India for a chance to visit Hanumat Dham, a holy site situated in the middle of the Khannaut River at Bisrat Ghat. Here stands a Hanuman ji statue that is over 100 feet in height. City MLA Suresh Kumar Khanna made the decision to construct Hanumat Dham.
The construction of this enormous statue took only about 10 years and 2 months, setting a new record. The idol is situated on a mountain that is itself 21 feet tall. This brings the total height of the statue to 125 feet above ground. The total cost of the idol's construction was around 1.5 billion rupees.
9. Hanuman Statue, Agara
The Hanuman statue at Agara is a 102 feet tall statue that at first sights seems to touch the sky. With a colorful rendition of this much beloved deity, the Hanuman Temple at Agara belongs to the Bangalore Urban district in the Indian state of Karnataka.
South of Koramangala and HSR Layout, on the city's outer ring road, is the neighbourhood of Agara. Agara Lake is a lake located near the town of Agara. In the summertime, this place really shines. It serves as a temporary grazing area for animals during the dry months.
10. Hanuman Statue, Chattarpur Temple
The Hanuman statue at the Chattarpur Temple located in the country’s capital in Delhi stands to be one of the magnificent statues of Lord Hanuman to exist within the country. A hundred foot tall, this saffron-colored statue with folded hands in located at the Chattarpur temple and strikes a calm and unavoidable presence emitting an aura of safety and serenity.
Paying homage to our favorite Gods is a much enjoyed form of travel for several devout Hindus. Providing us with visions for sore eyes and an environment that is naturally charged with the piousness of the Lord, we have put together a list of the 10 biggest hanuman statues that one can find in our country.
For all the Shri Hanuman devotees out there, this list should be the perfect consolidation and the long-awaited sign that you need to go on that pilgrimage visit at the earliest.