Statue Of Equality: Who are the Ramanujacharyas? What did he do for society, for equality?

A statue of Ramanujacharya is being erected near the Shamshabad Airport in the village of Muchinthala on the outskirts of Hyderabad. It is said to be the second tallest statue in India and the 26th largest in the world. Sri Vaishnava Dean Tridandi Ramanuja Chinna Jiyar Swami, who is well known in the Telugu states, is constructing it in his ashram premises. While these proposals have been in place since 2014, it will be completed in 2021.

On the occasion of the 1000th birth anniversary of Vishishtadvaita theorist Ramanujacharya, it was announced that the statue was being unveiled during the Ramanuja millennium celebrations.

Statue Features:
The height of this actual statue is 108 feet. Tridandam in the hands of Ramanujacharya (usually in the hands of Vaishnava prelates). The combined height is 135 feet.

The total height of the stage is 54 feet and the height of the Padma Peetha is 27 feet. The venue was named Bhadrapeeth.

Below is a 216 feet tall statue with a pedestal. There are 54 lotus petals on the pedestal, 36 elephant sculptures under them, 18 cones on the lily petals, 18 wheels, and 108 steps to climb near the statue.

A combination of sculptural styles of different Dravidian kingdoms can be seen in this statue. The statue was carefully crafted from fingernails to a huge wand 135 feet high. In the idol Ramanuja appears in a meditative posture.

A 120 kg gold idol is placed in the safe. Ramanujacharya claimed to have lived for 120 years, so he was dedicating an all-kilogram gold statue.

Apart from the idol, another 108 small temples are being built there. Those in the Sri Vaishnava sect consider the total 108 temples of Vishnu and Vishnu incarnations as 108 divine nations. Model temples similar to those of the divine lands are being built here. They are also beautifully crafted, especially with black stone. These structures are in the Hoysala style of architecture. A total of 468 pillars stand here. Sculptors and experts from different regions worked for it.

In addition to these statues, there is a gallery on Ramanuja's biography, a Vedic library, an auditorium for scholarly meetings and seminars, and an Omni Max Theater. A musical fountain is being set up there. An eternal anointing is being arranged for the idol of Ramanuja.

The statue is named after Samata Murthy, the Statue of Equality in English. "We want to place this image of equality as a place of culture, to inspire everyone to make the world a more livable place. We are celebrating the Ramanuja millennium to evoke the concept of the Vasudhaika family. Ramanuja is the man who liberated millions from social discrimination, ”said Chinna Jiyar.

One billion project:
Organizers say the entire project will cost Rs 1,000 crore. Telangana Chief Minister Chandrasekhara Rao told mediapersons that the entire land was spread over 45 acres and was donated by prominent businessman Jupally Rameshwara Rao. Jupally Rameshwara Rao is the head of My Homes Group. Most close to the current Telangana government. The Geer Integrated Vedic Academy (Jeeva) has announced that it has raised Rs 1,000 crore through donations. The company claimed that the actual statue was worth Rs 130 crore (excluding taxes) out of Rs 1,000 crore.

Madin China:
Aerogen Corporation, part of the Chengyang Group in Nanjing, China, was involved in the construction of the statue. The company has created many huge statues around the world. According to the organizers, 7,000 tons of Panchalohas were used in this.

Gold, silver, copper, bronze and zinc were used. The agreement for the construction of the statue was signed on August 14, 2015 between Arojan Corporation Key and Jeeva Company. DNV Prasad was the main founder. The contract for the construction of the statue was signed by Rameshwara Rao on behalf of Jeeva and MI ZHAO HUA, General Manager on behalf of Arojan Corporation. In addition to one company from India, several companies from different countries competed and the task was handed over to a Chinese company.

Avery Ramanuja:
"I gladly accept the hell out of myself to take away everyone's sorrows. All human beings are equal before Madhava. All castes have the power to pronounce his name. Everything except the deserving castes who enter his temple '' .. These are the words spoken by Ramanuja on different occasions.

Ramanujacharya was a devotional activist and theorist of Hinduism. He was born in 1017 AD and was buried in 1137. Born into a Brahmin caste in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu. Educated at Kanchipuram. Lord Varadaraja was worshiped there. Srirangam is their main center. His tomb (Vrindavan or Thirumeni) is still in the Srirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple.

Visishtadvaitam theory is proposed. Those who follow this are known as Sri Vaishnavism. The feature of this sect / religion is that it is preceded by a vertical name and a permanent, conical chakra imprint on the shoulders. Those who have taken to the monastery of this sect are called zealots. There are names like Ilaya Perumal, Emberumanar, Yatiraja, Bhasyakara. He wrote books like Vedartha Sangraham, Sri Bhasyam and Geeta Bhasyam. Shankaracharya's Advaita was theoretically strongly disagreed with.

In the words of the Srivaishnavas .. '' Despite the stipulation that the secret Ashtakshari mantra recited by the teacher at the Gosthipurnu should not be told to anyone, he climbed the temple tower and said loudly for all to hear. He who deliberately violates the rule that those who hear what is said are virtuous, and those who say it are sinners. His doctrine is that when virtue comes to all, it does not matter if he has sinned. Tirumala Tirupati Venkateswara Swamy organized the temple worship system and set up a system of jiyangars there to oversee it. When Kulothunga Chola persecuted the Vaishnavism with his Saiva devotion, Govindaraja Swamy built a temple in Tirupati with the ceremonial idols moved from there. In some temples, efforts were made for the entry of Dalits into the temple. The following castes were converted to Vaishnavism (religion). Some were even given the opportunity to be priests in the temple ''.

Heavy Yajna:
A yajna, one of the largest in the history of the modern world, was also performed during the unveiling of the statue. Sri Lakshmi Narayana Maha Yajna is performed by 144 Homashalas, 1035 Yajna Kundas and 5,000 Vedic scholars. The Yajna lasts for 14 days and recites the mantras of 9 branches of the four Vedas. Narayana will chant the Ashtakshari mantra a million times. For this, lakhs and a half kg of pure ghee was extracted from the milk of domestic cows. The ghee is sourced from the Pathmeda region of Rajasthan. It took six months. Tombs of four types of trees used only for rituals were collected.

On February 5, Prime Minister Modi will unveil a 216-foot statue and 108 Divyadesas. On February 13, President Ramanatha Kovind will unveil a 120 kg gold statue. Apart from them, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Chief Justice NV Ramana, Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Prahlad Joshi and RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat will also be present at the 14-day celebrations.

New Attraction to Hyderabad:
Along with the many tourist attractions in Hyderabad, this statue is also going to be a new attraction. Along with the Yadadri Temple, the Ramanuja Statue also has the potential to attract devotees of Vishnu and others and increase their visits to Hyderabad.

Discussion on social media:
However, there was a heated debate over the erection of such a huge statue, which was named Samata Murthy. The Ramanujas may have taught some progressive sentiments but they did not have any impact on the caste system, many posts on social media said. At the same time There is also disagreement over putting up a huge statue at such a cost.

'' The statues are good. Reformers who have made their impact on society can erect statues in memory of those who have done other great deeds. But it would have been better to put up a university in his name, or a Ramanujam Fund or a Ramanujam Research Center at any university, rather than put a huge statue, a thousand crores for its affiliates. The rich in America and Europe do this. The respective investigations go by their name. It would be good to do something to make these billions directly useful to the society. For example, it would be more profitable to spend money on the response to Ramanuja's theories at that time, the policy that changed later, the evolution of those theories over the millennia, the social change that came with that philosophical thought, the critique of those theories, the development. Research on Ambedkar's ideas will not result in a hundred feet statue of Ambedkar, except for a large profit. That is not to say that the original idol did not exist. The same is true of Ramanuja. If that money is spent on knowledge acquisition then there is really no backwardness. Another pictorial thing is that .. Ramanuja lived a very normal life. It is a contradiction to spend so much in memory of such a person. Even those who disagree with Ramanuja's theory agree that he was an important Indian philosopher. It would be good to spend money on the study of the impact of his theories and the social evolution that came with it. This is not just a statue of Ramanuja, it's something else, "said K Srinivasu, a retired professor at Osmania University. Even those who disagree with Ramanuja's theory agree that he was an important Indian philosopher. It would be good to spend money on the study of the impact of his theories and the social evolution that came with it. This is not just a statue of Ramanuja, it's something else, "said K Srinivasu, a retired professor at Osmania University. Even those who disagree with Ramanuja's theory agree that he was an important Indian philosopher. It would be good to spend money on the study of the impact of his theories and the social evolution that came with it. This is not just a statue of Ramanuja, it's something else, "said K Srinivasu, a retired professor at Osmania University.

 

 

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