Monday, August 15, 2005
This one is for you San Nakji!
This is the whole statue of Gomateshwara.
My impression: I had heard so much about the statue, about it being huge, about it being the tallest monolith in the whole of Asia that I had a mental image of the statue before I went there. I was to be disappointed. The statue is 58 feet tall but I did not find it as huge as I thought it would be.
Also, I could not take a better picture and that irritated me. The enclosure inside which the statue is placed is very small and there is no elevated place to take a picture. So I am not satisfied with the picture.
It is worth a visit, just remember not to be carried away by the legend and the stories surrounding it like I was.