Also known as the Lord Gommateshwara or Bahubali statue, it is located atop Indragiri Hill.
The statue is 57 ft (17.37 mtrs) high, was carved from a single piece of stone granite, is said to have been constructed in 981 CE, and is considered to be the largest monolithic stone statue in the world.
Image sourced from Praveen Mohan
It has perfect symmetry, there are no mistakes, no tool marks and has extremely fine detail - detail not visible from ground level.
There are conflicting claims with regard to the statues weight. However, the most conservative estimate of the single block of carved granite is 170 tonne. Thus, transporting it, and erecting it atop the 470 feet high Indragiri Hill, would likely have posed some insurmountable problems for what we have been told was the technology available at the time.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 20-Aug-19 14:12 by Robert Jameson.