Sep 06 , 2023

9 Unmissable Facts On 28-Foot Tall Nataraja Statue At G20 venue

By True Scoop

The statue was finished at the cost of approximately ? 10-12 crore ahead of the G20 summit.

More than 100 artists spent nearly 3.25 lakh man hours to complete the different processes involved in the lost-wax casting method to create the hollow statue.

This process ensures there are no welded parts in the Nataraja statue.

It has been constructed using the lost-wax casting method to make finely detailed single-piece sculptures.

34 generations of Mr Radhakrishnan have been making idols since the Chola Empire period.

The statue has been sculpted by sculptor Radhakrishnan Sthapaty of Swami Malai in Tamil Nadu and his team in a record seven months.

The eight metals used in its construction are copper, zinc, lead, tin, silver, gold, mercury and iron.

The 18-tonne statue is the tallest statue made of Ashtadhatu (eight metals), according to Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA).

Explore fascinating facts about the 28-foot tall Nataraja Statue, a spiritual and artistic masterpiece representing Lord Shiva's cosmic dance. This monumental sculpture is a symbol of India's rich cultural heritage and a captivating attraction at the G20 venue, showcasing religious and artistic diversity.