10 Famous and Tallest Statues of Lord Buddha in India

Buddhism as a religion originated in the eastern part of Indian Subcontinent, Gautama Buddha is the primary figure in Buddhism. In most Buddhist traditions, Siddhartha Gautama is regarded as the Supreme Buddha and worshiped in the form of statue, Here is the list of top 10 tallest statues of Lord Buddha in India, Few more are Prakriti Bhavan Buddha Statue in West Bengal,Lord Buddha statue in Agartala.

Tathagata Tsal – 39 m

Buddha Park of Ravangla in South Sikkim host the tallest status of Lord Buddha in India, constructed between 2006 and 2013 and Ravangla is part of the Himalayan Buddhist Circuit.

Dhyana Buddha Statue – 38.1

Dhyana Buddha statue in Amaravathi is the second tallest status of Buddha in India in sitting posture, situated on the banks of Krishna river of Andhra Pradesh.

Clement Town Buddha Statue – 31 m

Mindroling Monastery Buddha

A 103 feet (31 m) high statue of Buddha is dedicated to the Dalai Lama is situated in Clement Town Monestry, the highest Mindroling Monestry in the world. Also a large Tibetan settlement and the World’s Largest Stupa, of the re-established Mindroling Monastery from Tibet, is situated in Clement Town.

Great Buddha, Bodhgaya – 25 m

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The Great Buddha Statue is one of the major Buddhist tourist attraction in Bodhgaya with 25 m (82 ft) high in meditation pose. Great Buddha is possibly the largest Buddha statue in meditation pose built in India with the mix of sandstone blocks and red granite.Image source:Dollsofindia

Standing Buddha, Sarnath

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One of the main attractions of Sarnath is the 80 ft high Standing statue of Lord Buddha, located on the premises of Thai Buddha Vihar in Sarnath. The standing statue of Sarnath is one of the country’s tallest standing statue of Lord Buddha.

Monolith Buddha Statue, Hyderabad

Hussain-Sagar-Lake

The Buddha Statue of Hyderabad stands in an island in the middle of the Hussain Sagar lake and is the world’s tallest monolith statue of Gautama Buddha. Hussain Sagar is an artificial lake and the statue of standing Buddha in abhya mudra is 58 feet (18 meters) tall.

Reclining Buddha, Kushinagar

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Kushinagar is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site, where Buddhists believe Gautama Buddha attained Parinirvana after his death. The reclining Nirvana statue of the Buddha is inside the Parinirvana Stupa is 6.10 metres long and is made of monolith red sand stone.

Maitreya Buddha, Ladakh

Golden-Buddha

Maitreya Buddha statue is 32 metre tall statue near Diskit Monastery in the Nubra Valley of Ladakh. Diskit Monastery also known as Deskit Gompa is the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery in Ladakh.

Belam Caves Buddha, Andhra Pradesh

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A giant Buddha Statue near a hillock near the Belum Caves of Andhra Pradesh,the cave is the second largest cave in Indian subcontinent and known for its stalactite and stalagmite formations. The area of cave known as Meditation hall was used by Buddhist Monks

Lord Buddha Statue, Tawang

Huge and Magnificent statue of Lord Buddha with 26 feet high is situated inside the main Tawang Monastery, the largest monastery in India and second largest in the world. Tawang Monastery is one of the Mindblowing Buddhist Monasteries in India.

Ajanta Caves Buddha, Aurangabad

The Ajanta Caves are about 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments include paintings and sculptures which are masterpieces of Buddhist religious art. A statue of a reclining Buddha carved on the wall of the ancient Buddhist rock temple in Ajanta Caves near Aurangabad.

Maitreya Buddha, Kushinagar

The Maitreya Project international organisation and the UP State Government have worked together to set up to construct a 152 metre (500 ft) statue of the Maitreya Buddha in Kushinagar of Uttar Pradesh and also the area surrounding the Project. Recenlty the project scope has changed to a smaller statue of the Maitreya Buddha in Kushinagar and a 45 metre (150 ft) statue of the Maitreya Buddha in Bodhgaya, Bihar.