/ Agencies) - At 10 meters, it is the tallest statue of Jesus ever made in India,
and to see it you just have to visit
Trivandrum (Kerala). The barefoot
monument thus tops the charts beating a
similar statue in Bangalore
(Karnataka), "only" 9 meters high. Portrayed with outstretched
arms, the statue of Christ rises over
College of Engineeering and Technology,, a leading Syro-Malankara Christian
university. Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal,
major archbishop of the community, presided over the unveiling ceremony on October 1 last.
Premachandran, the sculptor, carried out the work with a mixture of fibers, wax and resin, then covered it with white marble. The eyes of the statue glow in the dark, thanks to a special radio based color (a glow in the dark chemical element). It weighs three tons
As many as 35 people worked on it to complete it last month. Costing 1.5 million rupees (about 22,300 euro), the statue - which weighs three tons - was offered in memory of Midhun Markos, a former student of the college who died in a car accident, at the request of the parents.