Memorial construction in the shape of beautiful white lotus | White lotus shaped construction has been made in Tiruvanantapuram in memory of a swamiji

August 15th, 2010| In India.

Memorial construction in the shape of beautiful white lotus | White lotus shaped construction has been made in Tiruvanantapuram in memory of a swamiji

Memorial construction in the shape of beautiful white lotus

We see beautiful  Lotus which gets engulfed in our palm. Do you know about lotus that is 91 feet tall? To know about it, we have to move to Kerala. Let us know more about it.

One of the Seven Wonders of the World, TajMahal, Pyramids of Egypt, Humayun Tombs of Delhi are also memorial constructions of some or the other person. It is well known habit of constructing a beautiful constructions for the beloved ones. In the same way, disciples of a swamiji, from Tiruvananthapuram, have constructed a marvelous building. It is in the shape of big lotus flower and is also a museum. It has been credited as one of the largest memorial constructions in the world. It is visible even from the distance of few kilometers. It is being inaugurated by President of India, Pratibha Patil.

It has been constructed using special marble stone brought from Rajasthan. Nearly one lakh square feet marble stone is used approximately. The height of this lotus flower is 91 feet, width is 84 feet. In the inner side, there are 12 rooms. In these rooms, items used by swamiji have beene preserved. In the 21 petals of lotus flower, 12 will be facing upside and the 9 will be facing downwards. Height of tall petals shaped constructions is 41 feet which that of short of lower row petals is 31 feet. Total expenditure of this construction is Rs. 50 Crores. It is estimated that Rs. 20 Crores have been used to construct special rooms and items in the inner side. Roof will be at 27feet inside the construction.

Guru Charita of Swamiji, for whose memorial this construction has been made, is also interesting. He has born in a backward caste and has worked as a cook till 42 years before he turned ascetic. In the year 1968, he established ‘Shatigiri Aasramam’ (homage) in the Pothencode Village of Tiruvananthapuram. Everyone regardless of caste and religion are invited into it. Most of the time, he used to spend time in meditation in a small hut of that homage. Having impressed by the simplicity of the swamiji, Ex-President of India, KR Narayanan has donated his house for homage. In the year 1999, he has passed away and his disciples have decided to construct a memorial constructions at this place. In this way, it was started in year 2000 and has completed now in 2010.

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