The statue is surrounded by 108 Divya Desas which are built in stone, rich with ornate architectural detailing.
Hyderabad: Statue of Equality of Hyderabad, Telangana, India has been included by World Book of Records, London for being a marvel in Panchaloha (Combinations of 5 Metals) as one of its kind in the world. The statue is surrounded by 108 Divya Desas which are built in stone, rich with ornate architectural detailing. The Certificate of inclusion was presented to Sri Jupally Rameshwar Rao in favour of Sri HH Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji - Founder and Inspirer-Statue of Equality by Ms. Shikha Sharma and Dr. Ullaji Eliyazar (Officials of World Book of Records). Significantly, the base building under the statue named Bhadravedi is 54 feet (16 m) tall and three-stories high. Atop the building lies a lotus of 27 feet (8.2 m) in diameter, and is carried by 36 elephants, over which the statue sits. The 27-feet dimension of the lotus represents 24 tattvas, and the remaining 3 representing soul, god and the guru. The statue has a concrete core which is surrounded by a panchaloha sheet with a thickness varying between 10mm and 20mm. The base building has a meditation hall where a 54 inches (1.4 m) statue of Ramunuja made of 120 kg of gold, representing the years he lived, is installed. 108 Divyadesams (model temples), built in stone, surround the statue. The Statue of Equality is the tallest statue in India as a sitting statue. The base building hosts a Vedic digital library, research centre, ancient Indian texts, theatre and a gallery. On being recognized by World Book of Records, London (UK), Sri HH Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji was congratulated by Shri Virendra Sharma (Member of Parliament, England), K. Chandrashekar Rao (Chief Minister of Telangana), Dr. Diwakar Sukul (Chairman, World Book of Records, London), Shri Santosh Shukla (President, World Book of Records) and other dignitaries from international scenario.