Mauritius Devotees Build 108-foot Venkateshwara Statue

MAURITIUS, July 2, 2018 ( The statue of the God Venkateshwara, was unveiled at 16th Mile in Forest-Side, Curepipe, by the Prime Minister. Measuring 108 feet, it is the tallest statue of this Deity in the world. The dedication ceremony took place on Sunday, July 1st. The idea of building this statue came to Acharya Brundavanam Partha Sarathi, who is the founder of Hari Hara Devasthanam at 16th Mile. 500 people came from India for its construction which lasted three years. “This statue is a first in the world. Mauritians must be proud. Thousands of people around the world go to Thirupathi, in Andhra Pradesh, India, every year for the pilgrimage of the God Venkateshwara. Now we can enjoy His blessing here in Mauritius,” says Acharya Brundavanam Partha Sarathi.