Mysore, July 3- The city is going to have one more landmark. Thanks to Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamiji, who is planning to build a giant 108 ft. statue of Hanuman in the premises of his Ashram on Nanjangud Road here.

The statue will be on the lines of 85 ft. statue built by his devotees in Trinidad, which the Swamiji inaugurated in June 2003.

According to a spokesman of the Ashram, the City Corporation has cleared the project. Permissions from other agencies are yet to be obtained.

It will be a mega project involving hundreds of sculptors of Tamil Nadu, who built the Trinidad Hanuman statue.

Some sources said the statue would be erected on a Hanuman temple instead of the traditional Gopuram. Sources said that it will be a cement statue which would take two years for construction. It is likely to be inaugurated on the occasion of the Swamiji's 70th birthday celebrations. The statue at Trinidad also took two years to complete.

The construction is likely to start this year itself. However, some sources say that the project is still in the proposal stage. "A final decision is yet to be taken," he added.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore