About the Project
The Statue Of Equality Project is a dedication to the great icon of Equality, Sri Ramanujacharya Swamy. It was conceptualized by His Holiness Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamy, under the banner of JETUSA, in 2014. 2017 marks the 1000th year since Sri Ramanujacharya Swamy’s birth. It will become the cornerstone for Equality by virtue of being one of the tallest sitting statues in the world. Watch the wonderful video below created by His Holiness that showcases the project walkthrough with all the details.
Why should I care about the statue of Equality?
"The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity"
~ Leo Tolstoy ~
To answer this question one would need to have some basic understanding of who His Holiness Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamy is and His role in today's society. His Holiness is an Indian erudite Vedic scholar and humanitarian. He is an eloquent speaker acclaimed nationally and internationally for his various discourses. He gives the quintessence of all complex, topics beyond comprehension providing it on a silver platter for any seeker to incorporate easily in one’s lives. He is a philosopher, an unparalleled spiritual teacher and practitioner of selfless service to all of humanity. He is an ambassador of peace, working extensively on various welfare and humanitarian projects across the globe. He has been a constant source of inspiration for millions of youth all over the world to learn the art of service and has been educating communities to live in harmony with the environment.
His Holiness has chosen to spend his lifetime serving people their right to equality in various streams such as Education, Sports, and Health Care. His Holiness has established schools for tribes, healthcare programs for women, education programs for visually challenged, righteousness programs for prisoners, moral education for all children and much more.
An opportunity of a Lifetime
His Holiness hails from the glorious lineage of Sri Ramanujacharya Swamy. The social service work led by His Holiness is largely driven by inspirations from the life and works of Sri Ramanujacharya Swamy. In our everyday life we say "Thank you" either by words or by actions to express our gratitude towards any big or small favors done to us. Now imagine the magnanimity of love and compassion showered by Sri Ramanujacharya Swamy who fought for the equality of all, how thankful should we be? His Holiness asks this question to himself and asks all of us to think about it.
His Holiness is giving all of us an opportunity of a lifetime to be thankful for a great saint such as Sri Ramanujacharya Swamy who was the quintessential exemplary in showering utmost love to all mankind. This opportunity of remembering the great and compassionate Sri Ramanujacharya Swamy has come in the form of us being able to witness and be a part of the wonderful Statue of Equality project constructed from the ground-up in our lifetime. Thus, along with His Holiness, let us all create history by being a critical part of this project.
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others"
~ Mahatma Gandhi ~
A Symbol of sorts
The Statue of Equality will be made of Panchaloha (combinations of 5 Metals). The statue will be surrounded by 108 Divya Desas which will be built in stone, rich with ornate architectural detailing. Audio guides in at least 5 languages including English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil etc will be provided to all visitors explaining the history of each of these temples. An educational gallery with state of the art technology will be setup exhibiting inspiring incidents from the life of Sri Ramanujacharya Swamy.
A gold deity of Sri Ramanujacharya Swamy weighing 120kgs (265lbs) will be installed in the meditation hall (Dhyana Mandiram). The number 120 is symbolic to the number of years Sri Ramanujacharya Swamy lived. An Omnimax theatre will be constructed to screen highly educational and culturally significant short movies about the secrets of the Universe as recorded in our Vedic scriptures.
The entire site will be environment friendly, with highly sophisticated security features on par with international standards.
The Statue will serve as a constant reminder of respect and equality amongst our fellow beings. It serves as a baton for us to pass the greatness of our tradition to posterity. It will induce positive attitude amongst generations to come. The Statue will also be the pride of India and will a source of revenue generation via tourism by being the most important landmark on the map.
Where is it located?
The Statue of Equality is located in the scenic Muchintal Sriramnagar village, Divya Saketam. It is around 12 miles from Rajiv Gandhi International airport in Hyderabad. It lies adjacent to the 45 acres (amidst 100 acres) of Jeeyar Integrated Vedic Academy (JIVA) Campus which houses the Vedic school, Homeopathy Medical College, JIMS hospital, Swamiji’s Ashram, a Goshala that houses 300 cows and calves, beautiful gardens, temples and 5 acres of playground where the devotees can enjoy and learn under the divine spiritual guidance of His Holiness Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamy. JIVA offers the ideal peaceful, holistic and serene environment required for spiritual development. Interact with the map below to explore the area where the project is coming to fruition.
What is the Budget?
The project is planned to be completed in phases and the total cost of the entire project is estimated to be about
$150MM (150 Million USD)
"Happiness doesn't result from what we get but from what we give"