In the heart of Nathdwara, Rajasthan, Vishwas Swaroopam, also known as the “Statue of Belief,” stands as an extraordinary embodiment of devotion and spirituality. This towering tribute to Lord Shiva has not only drawn the reverence of religious pilgrims but also captivated the fascination of tourists from around the globe. In a momentous event on October 29, 2022, it attained the prestigious title of the world’s tallest Shiva statue.
The journey to the awe-inspiring height of 369 feet for Vishwas Swaroopam is a saga of ambition and unwavering devotion. Originally planned to reach 251 feet, the statue’s construction commenced on August 18, 2012. However, during the course of its construction, its height was elevated to 351 feet, and ultimately, it soared to the remarkable height of 369 feet. Over the span of a decade, 750 dedicated workers tirelessly sculpted this iconic representation of Lord Shiva.
The Statue of Belief is not merely a statue; it is a marvel of architecture. Designed by Studio Mautram Art, this statue showcases a stunning portrayal of Lord Shiva in a meditative posture. It is crafted from 3000 tonnes of steel and iron and reinforced with 2.5 lakh cubic tonnes of concrete and sand. The structural design was the work of Skeleton Consultants, ensuring its resilience in the face of extreme conditions, with the ability to withstand winds of up to 250 km/h.
Beyond its imposing presence, Vishwas Swaroopam offers a myriad of attractions for visitors. The site features a welcoming gate, a colossal Nandi Ji statue, Charan Vandna, a viewing gallery at 280 feet, a glass bridge at 280 feet, a top view at 270 feet, the Jal Abhishaikh, a musical fountain, Harihar Setu, and an amphitheater. These elements enrich the spiritual experience for all who visit.
To plan your visit to the Statue of Belief, please note the following visiting hours:
Morning: 5:00 AM to 12:30 PM Evening: 3:00 PM to 08:30 PM
- Rs.100 (Indian)
- Rs.150 (Foreign)
Entry fee + 280 ft. + 270 ft. + Glass Bridge:
- Rs.200 (Indian)
- Rs.250 (Foreign)
Entry fee + 280 ft. + 270 ft. + Glass Bridge + Jalabhishek:
- Rs.750 (Indian)
- Rs.1000 (Foreign)
The Statue of Belief is situated approximately 45 kilometers from Udaipur and 350 kilometers from Jaipur. The nearest railway stations are Malvi Junction (30 km) and Udaipur railway station (45 km). The nearest airport is Udaipur, approximately 57 kilometers from the Statue of Belief.