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Naveen to unveil Buddhist statue in Tibetan settlement


Berhampur: The picturesque Jirango in Gajapati district, a Tibetan settlement, which is known for its 70-ft-high Buddhist monastery, will soon have any other enchantment. On Thursday, chief minister Naveen Patnaik will unveil a 19-feet-high stone statue of Padmasambhava, respected as the second one Buddha.
The statue weighing around 18 tonne has been built from special stones introduced from Rajasthan and put in throughout the water frame near the well-known five-storied monastery. It has been made through famous sculptor and Padmashri awardee Prabhakar Moharana of Bhubaneswar, mentioned monk Gyetrul Jigmey Rinpoche.

Besides construction the statue, the Tibetan settlers have additionally renovated the water frame. “We will also light up the statue to make it extra attractive,” mentioned Khenpo Pema Tenphell. Over Rs 50 lakh has been spent at the mission, he mentioned, including, It shall be one of the vital main attractions for visitors to Jirango, which was declared a vacationer spot through the state executive.


Around 28 tonnes of stone were used to make the statue that took around two years to be built, mentioned Moharana. Several Buddhist clergymen from different portions of the country and out of the country, together with Nepal and USA, shall be provide all over the disclosing of the statue, mentioned Khempo.


According to historians, Padmasambhava was born in Odisha. His existence and teachings have shaped the non secular panorama of the Himalayan area and its other folks, mentioned Rinpche. Padmasambhava was additionally the founder of Vajrayana Buddhism in Tibet within the eighth century. The monastery was opened through the Dalai Lama, the non secular leader of Tibetans, in 2010.


Not only Buddhists, but vacationers from all religions throng where for a glimpse all over the wintry weather. The monastery properties idols of 21-ft Budha, 17-ft Budha Padma Sambhav and idols of Avaloketeswara.




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