Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Day Six Afternoon


38m high sitting Buddha in dhyana position at Dhyana Buddha Park, Amaravathi, Andhra Pradesh, India.

The Buddha statue was commissioned in 2003 and completed in 2015. The statue has a museum in the base underneath it, which consists of sculptures depicting scenes with Buddhist significance, most modern copies of the original reliefs from the Amaravathi Mahachaitya stupa which are now in museums around India and the world. The eight pillars signifies path for salvation followed by Buddha, four zones for noble truths and five ayaka pillars for stages of life. Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation is going to complete the Theme Park in front of the statue which is said to be opened for the public in 2018.