Nepal’s tallest Shiva statue being built in Pokhara, expected to boost religious tourism (with photos)
November 9, 2020 08:07 PM NPT
By: Umesh Pun
An under-construction 108-feet tall Shiva statue, claimed to be Nepal’s tallest structure of its kind, at Pumdikot, Pokhara Metropolitan-14. Photo: Umesh Pun/ Republica
POKHARA, Nov 9: Nepal’s tallest idol of Lord Shiva that is under-construction in Pokhara has reported 45 percent progress. The statue is being erected at Pumdikot, Pokhara Metropolitan City-24.
Pokhara, one of the favorite tourist destinations in western Nepal, is expected to be developed as a popular destination for religious tourism as well after the idol is built. The full-sized structure will stand 108 feet tall while the ‘sitting idol’ will be 51 feet tall.
“We expect to complete the work within two years,” said Chandrakanta Baral, chairman of the construction committee. Apart from the religious point of view, the spot is sure to support the promotion of tourism in Pokhara, he claimed.
The idol installation work will cost Rs 400 million.