Agency.Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled 112-feet-tall statue of Shiva in Coimbatore on the occasion of Maha Shivratri in the state of Tamil Nadu. The statue was dedicated to ‘Adiyogi’. According to Hindu traditions Lord Shiva is considered as the first of Yogis. The statue was funded and constructed by The Isha Foundation which was founded by the popular yoga guru Jaggi Vasudev.
PM Modi addressed the audience and said, “Maha Shivratri symbolizes a union of divinity with a purpose of overcoming darkness and injustice.” He also spoke about yoga and the importance of ideas at the event.