Thursday, December 13, 2007

Budha Statue

Right in the middle of the lake a gigantic stone Buddha statue stands in benediction. It is said to be the second biggest free standing monolith statue in the world, being 18 metres high and weighing 350 tonnes. On the dam, beside the road, there is a wide swath of grass lawn and flowering plants. There are bronze statues of luminaries of Andhra Pradesh down the centuries all along the road.

A 13th century queen, Kakatiya Rudramma reins in a bronze horse, Arthur Cotton a scottish (!) civil engineer who planned the dams which irrigated large tracts of the region, extremely popular people's writers and poets.

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