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Dhyana Buddha Statue, Amaravathi Overview

Located at a distance of 2 km from the Amaravati Bus Stop, Dhyana Buddha Statue is a gigantic statue of Lord Buddha in Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh. Known to be among the tallest Buddha statues in India, the place is also among the top tourist attractions in the city. With a towering height of 125 feet, Dhyana Buddha Statue was commissioned in 2003 and was completed in 2015. The status sits facing the pristine River Krishna and sprawls over a humongous green space covering 4.5 acres of land.

Dhyana Buddha Statue was sculpted by R. Mallikarjuna Rao, the Joint Director of Social Welfare, Guntur and is made out of brick and concrete. The design is inspired by over 50 sculptures’ designs from over 145 sites. In addition to that, Dhyana Buddha Park was built around the statue where people can visit and relax. Besides, the complex also houses a seminar hall and 20 luxury suites for Buddhist tourists visiting from all over the world.

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Architecture of the Dhyana Buddha Statue

The giant Buddha Statue is seated in a resting position on top of a lotus flower and has a hollow base. The magnanimous lotus is supported by eight pillars which symbolize Lord Buddha’s eightfold path to attain salvation. The entire area is divided into four zones which depict the universal four noble truths. In addition to that, there are five Ayaka pillars that again symbolize the five stages of life as Buddha preached. 

What’s more? There is also an elaborate museum in the section below the statue. This museum houses reliefs of famous sculptures of Amaravati art and also tells various stories from the life of Lord Buddha - enlightenment under the Bodhi tree, how Lord Buddha gave up his palace and other events from the life and times of Buddha. There is also a Dhyana Mandiram which have 200 panels. These panels have carvings of Buddhist teachings and other related inscriptions.

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