This idol of Lord Vishnu is about 122 feet high and 64 feet wide. Copper and brass have been used in its construction. Bappa Numan Nuarta, who built the idol, has been honored in India.
There are more than one temple in India. The followers of Hinduism have built more than one temple here. There is no shortage of wonderful idols of God, grand temples etc. But do you know that in which country of the world is the tallest statue of Lord Vishnu? You must be thinking that where else, it will be in India only! Even if we tell you that it is not in India, you will start thinking of the name of a country with Hindu culture. But wait, here too your guess is wrong.
Yes! The tallest statue of Lord Vishnu is not in any Hindu country but in a country with Muslim majority population. The name of this country is Indonesia. Now you must be thinking that how can a Muslim country get the world’s tallest idol of Lord Vishnu built here! But it is true that Indonesia has spent billions of rupees and built the tallest statue of Lord Vishnu here.
This idol of Lord Vishnu is about 122 feet high and 64 feet wide. Copper and brass have been used in its construction. Can you imagine how long it would have taken to make this statue? Let us tell you that it took about 24 years and in 2018 this idol was completely ready. People from all over the world reach here to see Lord Vishnu.
There is a dream behind this statue construction located in Ungasan, Bali island. It is said that in the year 1979, Bappa Numan Nuarta, a sculptor living in Indonesia, dreamed of making a huge statue. Such an idol, which has not been made till date and which the whole world can see. After planning for a long time and arranging the initial money, the work started in the year 1994.
There was a shortage of money in between and from 2007 to 2013 the work of making the idol was stopped. Nearby villagers also protested. Then after explaining to them the importance of tourism and income, the protest ended. The work started again and finally in the year 2018, this idol was completely ready. The then President of Indonesia also visited this grand idol of Lord Vishnu.
Bappa Numan Nuarta, who built the tallest idol of Lord Vishnu, has also been honored in India. President Ram Nath Kovind honored him with the Padma Shri, one of the country’s highest civilian honours. The fame of this idol has spread all over the world. Not only Hindu devotees, but people of other religions also reach here in large numbers. It has also become a very important place from the point of view of tourism.